Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark
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... got home at about 2:40am. I was so excited to get home. I threw my bags in my room and jumped into bed, where I stayed until noon. Now it's back to life in the USA. I can say that my experience in France was without a doubt the best experience of my life this far. I am so lucky to have met the people that I did and see everything that I could. I am glad to be home, but miss France terribly already.
But as always, it's not good bye, just see you later.
States visited today: Wisconsin, Iowa How lucky are we - last night we spotted a poster for a cruise on the mighty Mississippi River and its only held on a Wednesday. We're off like a shot to the docks to buy our tickets, ever not to miss this opportunity The river at this point is apparently 2-3 miles across dependent upon the flow of water. Upstream there are a couple of lochs to regulate this. There are hundreds of sands ...
... But was not that hungry anyway. I was coming down with a cold again...aching all over and a fever...thanks to Al and Denise sharing their germs. Took two tablets and went to bed. Most of the others didn't get to bed till 1.30am. We were treated to a traditional Indian breakfast in the morning ..along with cinnamon and cardamon tea. The breakfast was a wheat meals with various vegetable and spices..very ...
... driveway in preparation for a new one. It was really cool.
I bought another blue glass mason jar today. This one dates back to somewhere between 1896-1910. The lid looks to be original too, and it's in great shape. See? I just love old stuff too. Maybe I will use these jars to organize my desk. I bet I could get pretty creative with them in the office.
I also want to get a large vase/bottle of some sort to place on my new coffee table with fresh or fake ...
A 20 minute drive southeast of Dubuque, on the eastern side of the Mississippi River, is the the city of Galena.
As we drove into Galena I was struck by how quiet and pristine the city was. Galena is home to a few local breweries and we stopped for a drink at the Galena Brewing Company. Established in 2009, the bar of the Galena Brewing Company was all stainless steel, with the brewing ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark Dubuque
It was wonderful!
We stay at the Grand Harbor in April and had the best time. The rooms were clean, the service was wonderful, and the water park was great. 7 families went for a week-end get away. We had so much fun we booked rooms for the next year.
Loved Grand Harbor
Our stay at Grand Harbor was fantastic.Dined outside while viewing the boats and the river was awesome.Food was great and indoor waterpark was a blast. Staff was very professional and courteous. Definately coming back
Loved the water park!!!!
My family and I were visiting Dubuque from California. We heard about the Grand Harbor from a family member and decided to visit the water park with our three young children. To say the least, we all had a BLAST!! Born and raised in Dubuque, I was very impressed that Dubuque had a facility like the Grand Harbor! Our kids had a wonderful time at the water park. It was nice to see numerous, attentive life guards all over the facility - very comforting for my wife and I.
My only disappointment was the slippery floors in the bathrooms. My wife, kids and I all slipped on the bathroom floors. More anti-slip mats would resolve the problem.
We had a great time
It was fun. Waterpark was great. I also noticed the water was salty. But I am not saying that as a complaint seems how it doesn't hurt you. The staff was extremely attentive. My son and I had Happy Joes delivered, and my wive had Salad at the Hotel's Food Area. She enjoyed it. The waterpark was not overly loud, or busy. The lazy river was nice. We enjoyed the view of the river from our room. I am giving it 4 stars just because there is always room to improve! I was a little upset because someone keyed our car, but that was just a one time thing, and that doesn't mean it will happen to you. Have fun.
We just came back from the Grand Harbor Resort. We were a little nervous, since we stayed at the Wildnerness in the Dells last year, but this was a very nice hotel. The rooms were clean and neat, and the view of the river was great! We paid additional money to reserve a room with a view, but well worth it when you have a 3 year old boy who loves boats! Guest services called the first night to make sure we were happy and all of the staff was very friendly. Each night we stayed they had make your own ice cream sundaes! The Riverwalk is great and we had many peaceful walks down the river. Also, it is close to the aquarium and boat rides. The water in the waterpark was salty, but I think they do that instead of all of the chlorine. This was certainly a great weekend getaway and definitely not as crowded as the Dells!
Our family of four (2 adults, kids 12 and 7) spent a Saturday-Sunday weekend over February 21-22, and it was ok, but not worth the money we paid for the privledge. The waterpark was just ok, very noisy and crowded. The public is admitted to the waterpark for a fee, so it's not just for the guests (like some parks in Wisconsin Dells). The water was cold, and salty tasting, and the lines for the waterslides were long.
My family recently spent the day at the waterpark. My children ages 1 and 4 had a great time, but I'm glad we didn't stay overnight. The boys had had enough after about 3-4 hours. The water smelled salty and one child developed red spots after being in the water.
We brought a group of Girl Scouts to this hotel. The girls had fun, but with all the problems we had, we would not recommend it to anyone else.
My 3 children and myself went on a 2 day trip to Dubuque, we stayed at the Grand Harbor Waterpark and Hotel on the river. It was the greatest vacation I have had in 10 years. My childrens ages vary from 6 to 15. They had a good time. There is so much in that area to see and do I'm ready to go back. The motel was beautiful and the staff was attentative to all of our needs. We went sightseeing, toured a cave, went to the new museum, went on a horse and buggy ride...... A LOT OF FUN!!!!!!!
My family and I just returned from a trip to the Grand Harbor Resort and we were pleasantly surprised. We bought the America's River package and we found that to be a great bargain. Included was one breakfest for each, one lunch, tickets to The Spirit of Dubuque, tickets to the Musuem and Aquarium, and waterpark tickets! The restaurant was clean, service was WONDERFUL...a little slow, and the food was great. The staff in the hotel was extremely attentive. I have stayed at five star resorts and have not recieved the type of service that was given to us at the Grand Harbor. (eg. a downpour occured one day and as we all ran back into the hotel the staff was waiting at the door handing out towels to the wet guests...WOW) The waterpark is not as big as those in the Dell's but not as crowded either. My kids had a great time and did not tire of the many things to do. The city itself is a little run down, but the people of Iowa more then make up for the visuals. Warm, friendly, helpful and very curtious. (I fell in love with the people) I have recommended it to all my friends and neighbors and am thrilled to be able to recommended to all who read this.