AMERICA’S RIVER PROJECT A BIG TOURISM SUCCESS.
Nearly $400 Million Development Provides Variety of Attractions
Dubuque, Iowa | March 2009 | Celebrating its seventh anniversary this summer, the nearly $400
million project called America's River at the Port of Dubuque is already being labeled as one of Iowa's
finest tourism attractions. Launched in December of 2002 as a partnership between city, state and private
enterprises, this unique project nestled along the shores of the mighty Mississippi River continues to draw
visitors from around the world.
"We have been overwhelmed with the response to this tremendous offering," stated Keith Rahe, Director of the Dubuque Convention & Visitors Bureau.
"The project has exceeded our initial projections and continues to draw a wonderful visitor traffic. It is a shining example of how government
and private enterprise can work together to provide a resurgence and vitality to a community," said Rahe.
America's River Project is the only place along the entire 2,400-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that offers a multi-faceted campus
celebrating the historical, environmental, educational and recreational majesty of the USA's most famous body of water.
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