Mines of Spain Links

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Silos& Smokestacks National Heritage Area
The Mines of Spain was selected as a Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Site. This designation says that MOS has a special story to tell about agriculture and its history as part of agricuture in the making of America. You may want to check out this site to discover what Silos and Smokestacks is about. There is a sign on Highway 20 when you come into Iowa from Illinois

Julien’s Journal Article on Julien Dubuque’s Grave

Dubuque County Conservation

Travel Dubuque – Visitor Information

Dubuque Water Trail Map

Dubuque Water Trail Brochure

Birds and Birding Watching
Mines of Spain Recreation Area was just nominated as an Important Birding Area [IBA], This means that MOS has excellent habitat for nesting, migration stops, wintering over etc for endangered and threatened species of birds.

Bird Identification

Bird Research

Bird Watching and Attracting Guides, Tips and Tricks

Beginning Bird Watchers