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Things to do in the Burlington area

GEODE STATE PARK - local state park with lake for canoeing, kayaking, swimming. Hiking trails, bike paths, picnics, camping. 

BIG HOLLOW RECREATION AREA - 178 acre lake with swim beach, fishing, jetties, boat ramp. Shooting range, camping, trails.

THE PZAZZ COMPLEX -CATFISH BEND CASINO - Casino, restaurants and adult hotel adjoining Fun City.  FUN CITY - family fun stay with inside and outside waterpark, bowling, pool, billards, restaurants, etc.

SNAKE ALLEY AND SNAKE ALLEY CRITERIUM- the crookedest street in the world. The Criterium is an annual memorial day weekend of bike races around downtown and up the alley. Snake Alley Art Fair is Father's Day.

BEES BASEBALL- Burlington's minor league team.

CAPITAL THEATER - Beautifully restored theater in downtown Burlington runs regular movies, music events and hosts special events.

BURLINGTON CHAMBER- More Burlington and southeast Iowa information.

THE DRAKE RESTAURANT- A view of the river, the Drake features locally raised game such as Buffalo, Elk and duck. Some features are smoked in the wood fired ovens.

MARTINI'S GRILLE- A Mississippi view from high above Burlington. Martini's is a high end restaurant with many speciality dishes and a broad martini menu.

PARKSIDE BREWING COMPANY - Local microbrewery and brew pub located near Burlington's Crapo and Danwardt parks. Food specialties include burgers and Spent Grain Pizza.

River Basin Canoes & Kayaks

13038 Hwy 61 North
Burlington, IA
319-782-1857 or 1-800-RIVER-12
iowapaddler@yahoo.com
Winter Hours:
Sunday - Friday: By Appointment Only
Saturday: 10-5
Please check the calendar and Facebook for winter events and closures.

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