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Outdoors

Ah, the great outdoors! Whether it’s a winding river or large limestone bluffs, Maquoketa has a variety of outdoor activities for all. Check out the list of must-see places. A full list is available at our front desk.

The Hurstville Interpretive Center
Experience nature at this 70-acre complex that includes a wetland, reconstructed prairie, walking trails, nature center, fishing pond and natural playscape.

Maquoketa Caves State Park
The Maquoketa Caves area has been a popular spot for hundreds of years and is hailed as one of Iowa’s most unique state parks. Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy 6 miles of scenic trains with access to the caves.

Jackson County Conservation
Maquoketa’s Jackson County Conservation hosts a series of educational events throughout the year. If you’re traveling with children, be sure to check their calendar of events.