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Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Rank: 207 2 Activites Phone: (319)-643-2541 Email: heho_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 48.52 miles

Born in a two-room cottage, Herbert Hoover could have been any small town boy. Orphaned at age nine, he left West Branch, never to live here again. The landscape and buildings of the early years remain, however, to tell how family, faith, education, and hard work opened a world of opportunity— even the presidency of the United States— to a child of simple beginnings.

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Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (319)-523-6982 Email: portlouisa@fws.gov Distance: 52.99 miles

The Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge comprises over 8,373 acres, divided into four separate divisions: Big Timber, Louisa, Keithsburg, and Horseshoe Bend. Three divisions - Big Timber, Louisa, and Keithsburg - are located in the floodplain of the Mississippi River, while Horseshoe Bend is in the Iowa River floodplain. All refuge divisions are within the famous Mississippi Flyway, on...

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Coralville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (319)-338-3543 Distance: 58.11 miles

Coralville Lake is a multiple use project providing primary benefits in flood control and low flow augmentation, and secondary benefits in recreation, fish and wildlife management, forest management and water quality improvement. Coralville Lake has three campgrounds with 500 campsites available. A wide variety of recreational activities are available including fishing, picnic areas with group she...

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Mississippi River - Pools 11-22 National Park

10 Activites Phone: (309)-794-4524 Distance: 68.35 miles

Fifteen campgrounds dot the shoreline along the upper Mississippi River Project. Facilities include campsites, boat ramps, picnic shelters, interpretive programs, hiking trails and eagle watching in the winter months. Fishing is very popular along ?Old Man River.?

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Farmdale Dam National Park

Phone: (309)-676-4601 Distance: 78.02 miles

This site is a normally dry reservoir and dam built by the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control on Farm Creek. The immediate value of this dam is to store flood waters that would otherwise flood parts of East Peoria, IL, which is just downstream from the dam. It is also part of the overall plan of the Corps of Engineers for flood control in the Illinois River and Mississippi River systems.

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Meeting Of The Great Rivers Scenic Route National Park

Phone: (618)-465-6676 Distance: 83.46 miles

Here, the Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois Rivers meet to form a 35,000-acre floodplain. The Mississippi, a working river, is also an environmental treasure. Historic 18th-century river towns, islands, bars, points, and bends create beautiful scenery beneath limestone bluffs that are covered by forests extending over nearly 20,000 acres.

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Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge Park

7 Activites Phone: (309)-535-2290 Email: chautauqua@fws.gov Distance: 85.12 miles

Chautauqua Refuge is situated in the middle of the Mississippi Flyway along the Illinois River near Havana, Illinois. It is an important link in the chain of resting and feeding areas for waterfowl and other migratory birds in the flyway. The refuge has been designated a Globally Important Bird Area and a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network site. Up to 250,000 waterfowl and 10,00...

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Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (309)-535-2290 Email: emiquon@fws.gov Distance: 85.12 miles

Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge was established December 29, 1993 with the purchase of its first 284 acres. About 2,200 acres have been acquired to date. The refuge is being assembled to protect, restore, and manage migratory bird, fish, and resident wildlife habitat in the Illinois River Valley, while providing for increased public recreation and educational opportunities. When complete, it wi...

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Mississippi River - Pool 10 National Park

8 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 91.11 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Lynxville, WI. and Guttenberg, IA. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for...

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Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (563)-873-3423 Email: driftless@fws.gov Distance: 106.87 miles

The "driftless area" of the Upper Midwest derives its name from the fact that it was unglaciated during the most recent glacial event about 12,000 years ago. Glaciers surrounded but did not pass over this land. Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1989 to protect the Federally endangered Iowa Pleistocene snail and threatened northern monkshood plant. Habitats that su...

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Effigy Mounds National Monument Park

Rank: 248 3 Activites Email: efmo_interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 112.31 miles

The mounds preserved here are considered sacred by many Americans, especially the Monument's 18 culturally associated American Indian tribes. A visit offers opportunities to contemplate the meanings of the mounds and the people who built them. The 200 plus American Indian mounds are located in one of the most picturesque sections of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.

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Illinois River - Riverlands National Park

5 Activites Phone: (636)-899-2600 Distance: 112.52 miles

The Rivers Project is responsible for the operation and maintenance of five dams and seven locks, 300 miles of dikes and revetment and 110,000 acres of public lands and waters for the authorized purpose of maintaining a nine-foot navigation channel on the Upper Mississippi River, and the lower 80 miles of the Illinois River. The Rivers Project recognizes and manages the multi-pupose use of these l...

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Ice Age National Scenic Trail Park

3 Activites Phone: (608)-441-5610 Distance: 112.85 miles

A mere 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age, much of North America lay under a huge glacier. Mammoths, saber tooth cats and cave lions roamed the earth! Some of the best evidence of this glacier is found in Wisconsin such as the state's many lakes, river valleys, gently rolling hills, and ridges. The nearly 1,200 mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, established in 1980, traces the glacier's edge.

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Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge Park

4 Activites Phone: (309)-535-2290 Email: meredosia@fws.gov Distance: 117.13 miles

Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge is located along the east side of the Illinois River in Cass and Morgan counties, about 50 miles west of Springfield, IL. It is positioned in the upper end of the Alton navigation pool in an area that was historically known for its ability to sustain fish and wildlife. Land management programs improve migratory bird, fish, and resident wildlife habitat in the...

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Mississippi River - Pool 9 National Park

7 Activites Phone: (507)-895-6341 Distance: 118.86 miles

Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Genoa, WI and Lynxville, WI. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for the ...

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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Park

7 Activites Email: mailroom_r9_midewin_national_tallgrass_prairi Distance: 119.33 miles

As the largest public open space in northeastern Illinois, Midewin offers experiences of vastness and solitude unavailable elsewhere. The goal of recreation management at Midewin is to provide opportunities for long distance trails without interruption by public roads, and opportunities to experience prairie ecosystems and view grassland wildlife.To view activies available by location please clic...

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Illinois Waterway National Park

1 Activites Phone: (309)-676-4601 Distance: 119.98 miles

Ever want to see the operation of a lock and dam? The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center offers you that as well as impressive towboats of mammoth proportions navigating through the Starved Rock Lock, which is one of eight on the Illinois Waterway. While there you can see all sorts of cool displays in the visitor center. Displays cover the waterway from the Illinois and Michigan Canal to today?s m...

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Illinois Waterway National Park

3 Activites Phone: (309)-676-4601 Distance: 119.98 miles

Ever want to see the operation of a lock and dam? The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center offers you that as well as impressive towboats of mammoth proportions navigating through the Starved Rock Lock, which is one of eight on the Illinois Waterway. While there you can see all sorts of cool displays in the visitor center. Displays cover the waterway from the Illinois and Michigan Canal to today?s m...

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Great River Road - Wisconsin National Park

Phone: (800)-658-9424 Email: info@explorelacrosse.com Distance: 122.10 miles

Wisconsin's Great River Road flanks the majestic Mississippi River as it leisurely winds its way along 250 miles of Wisconsin's western border. Along its way, the road is nestled between the river on one side and towering bluffs on the other, becoming one of the most scenic drives in mid-America.

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Elkhorn Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (541)-523-4476 Distance: 122.69 miles

This 106-mile loop takes you through the Elkhorn Mountains,gold-mining ghost-towns, and along elegant lakes and rivers. You can learn a lot of history here, as well as enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, boating, skiing, and hiking in a picturesque setting.

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Rank: 175 Email: liho_information@nps.gov Distance: 128.67 miles

Abraham Lincoln believed in the ideal that everyone in America should have the opportunity to improve his/her economic and social condition. Lincoln's life was the embodiment of that idea. We know him as the sixteenth president but he was also a spouse, parent, and neighbor who experienced the same hopes, dreams, and challenges of life that are still experienced by many people.

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Leopold Wetland Management District National Park

4 Activites Phone: (608)-742-7100 Email: leopold@fws.gov Distance: 132.38 miles

The Leopold Wetland Management District is named after Aldo Leopold, who is widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America. Leopold is perhaps best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac, a book compiled of essays written on his farm in central Wisconsin. In tribute to his philosophy, the Leopold Wetland Management District is dedicated to preserving, restoring, a...

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Lake Red Rock National Park

12 Activites Phone: (641)-828-7522 Distance: 133.37 miles

Lake Red Rock is Iowa's largest lake and is just 10 minutes from Pella, known for its Dutch heritage and 15 minutes from Knoxville, Sprintcar Capital of the World. Lake Red Rock offers camping; shoreline fishing; interpretive programs and access to a paved 13-mile hiking/biking trail. White pelicans migrate through the lake area every spring and fall and large numbers of bald eagles are observed...

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Illinois River Road National Park

Phone: (309)-676-0303 Distance: 134.76 miles

The Illinois River Valley imparts feelings of awe at the power of the river winding its way through a land form carved by glacial melt water. Experience the seasonal colors and rhythms of the forests, wetlands, bluffs, and prairies on your own or follow one of seven different nature activity guides.

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Great River Road - Iowa National Park

Phone: (515)-242-4705 Distance: 137.12 miles

Discover the dramatic vistas of "Old Man River," from its limestone bluffs in the north to sandy floodplains in the south. Enjoy the hospitality of river townspeople. Visit Iowa's 11 interpretive centers from Effigy Mounds National Monument in the north to George M. Verity Riverboat Museum in Keokuk.

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