The park offers a wide range of interpretive opportunities. Self-guided nature tails, a wildlife observation blind at the wetland and signs educate visitors that tour the park. Interpretive trails include the trails at the interpretive center, the Horseshoe Bluff Trail and the Wetland Trail system. A Junior Naturalist program is available for families and kids to explore and learn about the history and nature of the Mines of Spain. Information can be obtained at the E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center.There are no camping facilities available at the Mines of Spain HORSESHOE BLUFF INTERPRETIVE AREA
PRAIRIE AND WETLANDS
JULIEN DUBUQUE MONUMENT
The Julien Dubuque Monument, built in 1897, sits high above the Mississippi River and provides the Landmark for the Mines of Spain Area. Julien Dubuque is buried on this site, which provides a scenic vista of the 1432-acre Mines of Spain, the city of Dubuque, the Mississippi River Valley, and Illinois. When Dubuque died, the Mesquakie buried him with tribal honors beneath a log mausoleum at the site where the current monument now stands.
Vegetation at the Mines of Spain – PDF listing of vegitation here
Wildlife of the Mines of Spain – PDF listing of what can be found here
Friends of The Mines of Spain, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214, 563-556-0620