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    • #12015
      halanb
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      2013 WIMI Regional Meeting
      Saturday, April 20, 2013
      Dubuque, Iowa

      For information about WIMI, see: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=1393

      Your grandkids always claim that they “deserve” a Spring Break, so why not you as well? What better opportunity than to wrap it around a known bell activity?

      The 2011 & 2012 WIMI meetings were held in Dubuque IA for the first time. Many attendees said, “Why were not aware of this wonderful town and area? I wish we had allocated more time as there are many things we would like to have done. We must go back again.” So, here’s your chance.

      Visitor’s Bureau: http://www.traveldubuque.com/

      Tripadvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g37853-Activities-Dubuque_Iowa.html

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    • #16914
      halanb
      Participant

      Things to do in Dubuque:
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      http://www.rivermuseum.com/

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      Fenelon Place Elevator Co
      512 Fenelon Place, Dubuque, IA 52001
      (two blocks from the hotel)

      http://www.dbq.com/fenplco/

      The Fenelon Place elevator is described as the world’s shortest, steepest scenic railway, 296 feet in length, elevating passengers 189 feet from Fourth Street to Fenelon Place. Where you will see a magnificent view of the historic Dubuque business district, the Mississippi River and three states.

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      Bell Tower Theater
      2728 Asbury Road
      Dubuque, IA 52001
      http://www.belltowertheater.net/

      A well-to-do widow living in Florida grows tired of handing out money to her neglectful and unappreciative children so she starts SIN (“Spend It Now”), a foundation to give her money to people truly in need.
      When her greedy son and his shopaholic wife find out what she’s up to, they try to have their
      mother declared incompetent. But, they will soon find out how competent she really is.

      Show Saturday, April 20, at 8:00pm. Tickets only $17. (Reservations required)

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    • #16915
      halanb
      Participant

      Things to do in the Dubuque area:
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      Taliesin – Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio – Spring Green WI
      (1.5 hours North-East of Dubuque)
      http://www.taliesinpreservation.org/visitors-guide/our-tours/shuttle-walking-tour

      Convention attendees may have visited Taliesin West in Scottsdale AZ this summer.
      Here’s your chance to see the original.

      Shuttle/Walking Tour

      Duration – 2 hours
      10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
      April: Saturdays and Sundays
      $20 per person and $10 for children under 12
      Reservations are strongly recommended for all tours. Walk-ins are accepted space permitting only.

      This two-hour primarily exterior tour offers visitors a unique overview of the serene valley in which Frank Lloyd Wright spent his youth and to which he returned as an adult to build his home. During the first hour of the tour, visitors will ride by and view the exteriors of Unity Chapel, Hillside Home School, Romeo and Juliet Windmill, Tan-y-deri House, Midway Farm, and, of course, Taliesin itself. An experienced guide provides historical and architectural interpretations of each structure.

      During the tour’s second hour, visitors take an intimate walk through Taliesin’s Upper and Lower Courtyards and Orchard, concluding with a special walk-through of Wright’s personal studio.

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      Switzerland only 1.5 hours East of Dubuque? Of course not, but Little Switzerland is.
      Visitor’s Guide: http://www.swisstown.com/

      America’s “Little Switzerland” New Glarus is located in the heart of Green County in Southern Wisconsin. Its rolling hills dotted with small towns, farms, and woodland pastures are much like the alpine farmlands of Glarus, Switzerland. When you arrive at the village entrance, you will quickly understand its popularity as a destination. New Glarus is America’s “Little Switzerland.”

      Every year, thousands of visitors, including hundreds of Swiss tourists, are drawn to New Glarus to enjoy the atmosphere that thrives here and nowhere else outside of Switzerland. With small town friendliness and enthusiasm, New Glarus is proud to share its Swiss heritage, its chalet-style architecture, its two fine museums, its famous ethnic festivals, and a wealth of specialty shops and restaurants serving savory Swiss food.

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      Galena IL (30 mins East of Dubuque)
      http://www.galenadowntown.com/

      General Grant’s home, History Museum, etc., for those culturally-minded.
      Art galleries, antiques, chocolate, crafts – shopaholics beware!

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