View Full Version : EVENT: Heartland Chapter Rally: IA, Dubuque - 7/10/2015 to 7/12/2015

02-24-2015, 05:13 PM
1650 Middle Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002


Hoot Owl Hollow Campground and RV Park
1650 Middle Rd
Dubuque, IA 52002
Pets ok?: Yes
Pet Fee: $0
WiFi available: No
Credit cards are not accepted.


From: 7/10/2015 to: 7/12/2015
Number of sites held: 12
Site fee: $35 W/E 30 amp per night. per night.
$40 W/E/S 50 amp per night. per night.
Club Member Event fee: 0
Non-Club Member fee: 20
Potluck: Yes
Potluck date: 7/11/2015
Potluck time: 5:30 PM


Event Leader: Silverado23(click to contact) (//heartlandowners.org/private.php?do=newpm&u=15633)

Additional Info:

Specify the Iowa chapter Heartland Rally when making your reservations.

Sites will be held until June 1.

The RV park has a swimming pool.
Showers and restroom available

Rally Itinerary:

Friday July 10th.
7PM Root beer floats and popcorn by the campfire, Provided by the chapter
Location - TBD.
Bring a chair.

Saturday July 11
8:30 AM Breakfast . Provided by the chapter. Pavillion

5:30 PM Potluck dinner at Pavillion, Table service provided by chapter.
Bring a dish to share and a beverage

Sunday June 12
8-9ish AM Donuts, Coffee, Juice and milk, until food runs out. Provided by the chapter

1. David and Shel Lippe - Main dish
2. Dan and Karen Halverson -
3. Gary and Carol Lippe -
4. jrabelson - V. Abelson
5. Ivan and Anna ZA
6. Dave1 - D. Marshall

02-24-2015, 05:57 PM
We are looking forward to the rally David and Shel.. Count us in.. Will call soon and make reservations...

02-24-2015, 06:43 PM
We are looking forward to the rally David and Shel.. Count us in.. Will call soon and make reservations...

Thank you for joining us in Dubuque, it is a great area to visit. There is so much to see and do.

02-25-2015, 05:11 PM
While your in Dubuque for the Iowa chapter Rally, Check out the National River Museum and Aquarium
Located on the banks of the Mississippi in the Port of Dubuque.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will be a featured exhibit available May 23 - September 7th 2015

Exhibits at the River museum:

The William M Black. A working dredge boat. Its purpose was to dig channels for navigation on the Missouri River.

Fred W Woodward Riverboat Museum. The building was originally the home of the Dubuque Boat and Boiler works which manufactured some of the largest boats and paddle wheelers. It now houses the Mark Twain's River: The Golden age of Steam Boating exhibit.

The Pfohl family boatyard is the outdoor area featuring large steamboat artifacts and a themed children's play area.

Check out the hands-on water-based activities for children of all ages in the RiverWorks

Explore the waters of the Mississippi through the four salt-water aquariums, including a 40,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico exhibit containing, rays, sharks, and schools of fish found in the river.

The large format 3D/4D Immersion Theater will keep you on your toes, as you experience 3D high definition video with 4D effects including sounds, wind, mist, seat movement and smells of the action on-screen.

Discover the secrets of the Mississippi through the history, culture, artifacts found in the Riverways Gallery.

Stay tuned for more sites to explore during your visit to Dubuque.

02-26-2015, 03:05 PM
No visit to Dubuque is complete without riding the Fourth Street Elevator.

Also known as the Fenelon Place Elevator Company.

The Worlds Shortest, Steepest, Scenic railway.
Offering excellent views of Downtown Dubuque, the Mississippi river and a peek into three states.
This railway is 296 feet in length and a view from 189 feet above the fourth street shopping district.
Be sure to take a ride at night. It can be as breathtaking as the views during the day.
Boarding the elevator can be done at the top or at bottom of the bluff.

For more information on the history and other interesting details of the Fenelon place elevator see their website:

02-26-2015, 05:37 PM
Count us in.

Note this not a large campground so most of the 50amp full hook ups are still pretty close. A very nice pool and campsites

Gary and Carol

02-26-2015, 06:09 PM
Count us in.

Gary and Carol

I got you down.
Thank you.

02-27-2015, 11:51 PM
There is so much to do while your in the area for the Iowa chapter Rally in Dubuque, Iowa..


Cablecar square

At the base of the 4th street elevator is a collection of small shops and businesses offering a wide variety of unique products, gifts, and services.

One of my favorite places is the Calico Bean Market. Located at 352 Bluff street, The Calico Bean Market offers a wide assortment of bulk spices, baking supplies and many other items at reasonable prices. The Calico Bean Market is a great place to stock up on items not usually found in the regular stores.

Calico Bean Market:

Cable Car Square:

02-28-2015, 01:40 PM
Will this chapter rally take the place of the Heartland Regional Oktoberfest rally?? We had a great time last year and were looking forward to returning again this year.

03-02-2015, 07:49 AM
There isn't going to be a North Central Regional Rally this year, but Dan and I are going to be hosting the Indiania rally in Shipshewanna in October. This weekend will be a Harvest festival along with all kinds of activities in the area. Hope to see everyone there. This Rally Hoyt and Mary had planned and we knew what they were going to do and we are going to try to follow through..

03-02-2015, 09:06 AM
I am sorry, I did not plan for a chapter rally during Octoberfest this year. The past rallies in the Amanas have been Regional type rallies and not chapter rallies. I would be happy to consider a chapter rally there in the future. Due to all the other non-rally. activities on Saturday during Octoberfest, It can get hectic trying to schedule that location. The weather can be really variable there and so a rally hall is really a must have if you plan events there.

I too, have enjoyed the rallies there and find it a popular location.

Please attend the rally in Dubuque, With so much to see and do in Dubuque and surrounding areas, I am sure you will enjoy this rally, too.

03-02-2015, 09:20 AM
Site seeing Dubuque:

1857 Old Jail Museum

The jail, built in 1857, is a rare Egyptian Revivalist architecture example.
Some of the exhibits housed here include the Julien Dubuque family cradle, the ACME Life saving device that saved 27 people from the 1946 Hotel Canfield fire, and a Civil War era Union Flag.

The Old Jail Museum
8th and Central
Dubuque, Iowa


03-04-2015, 12:43 AM
Site Seeing Dubuque:

Is this Heaven? No, its Iowa.
Field of Dreams, located just a short 30 minute drive to Dyersville, Iowa was one of many filming locations for the 1989 movie Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner.

While many of the film locations in Dubuque are no longer recognizable or even identifiable from the movie, The Field of Dreams and the farmhouse have been kept over the years. Stop by and see if your dreams and fantast come true.

The story behind the movie:

Plan your visit to the Field of Dreams

28995 Lansing Road
Dyersville, Iowa 52040
Toll-Free 1-888-875-8404

03-06-2015, 11:47 PM
Don't forget to register for the Iowa Chapter Rally!
July 10-12 2015 Dubuque, Iowa

03-10-2015, 12:58 PM
Site Seeing Dubuque:

Port of Dubuque

Down on the Mississippi river are a number of attractions located at the Port of Dubuque.

The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.
A blend of aquariums, historical exhibits and boatyard. Take a tour on the steamboat William M. Black.
www.RiverMuseum.com (http://www.RiverMuseum.com)

Dubuque River Rides
Take a ride on the Spirit of Dubuque, An authentic paddle wheeler, or Miss Dubuque, a modern yacht. Both are docked at the Ice Harbor. Either boats are a great way to explore the Mississippi.
www.DubuqueRiverRides.com (http://www.DubuqueRiverRides.com)

Diamond Joe Casino
Feeling lucky? Try luck at one of the 900 slot machines, 17 table games, or in the live poker room.
Other entertainment and dining options are also available here.
The Mississippi Moon Bar offers entertainment from a variety of big-name national acts.
Cherry Lanes, 30 lanes of great bowling fun.
WoodFire Grille
The Kitchen Buffet
Mojos Sports Bar
www.DiamondJo.com (http://www.DiamondJo.com)

Mississippi Riverwalk& River's Edge Plaza
Part of the 44-mile Heritage Trail, The Riverwalk and plaza connects the port of Dubuque attractions. The Rivers Edge Plaza is an outdoor pavilion that also served as the dock for the legendary Delta Queen and other large excursion riverboats.

Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark
Inside this resort is a 25,000 sq foot themed indoor water park with water slides, tube rides and other family oriented water activities.
www.GrandHarborResort.com (http://www.GrandHarborResort.com)

The Dubuque Star Brewery
The brewery was featured in the movies F.I.S.T and Take this Job and Shove it. The brewery was the only brewery of 138 in Iowa that survived Prohibition.
Stone Cliff Winery
Housed in the part of the former brewery. The winery offers a tasting room and gift shop. Winery Tours are available but only by appointment.
The Shot Tower
Built in 1856 and located next door to the brewery, The tower was used to produce lead shot.


03-15-2015, 11:58 PM
Site Seeing Dubuque: Lock and Dam 11

The US Army Corps of Engineers maintain a series of locks and dams on the Mississippi river.
The locks and dam are used to help maintain a specific water level in addition to the river channel to aid navigation and allow the passage of large boats and barges from Coon Rapids Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico.

Walking tours of the Lock and Dam are offered on Sundays 2PM. See website for details.

An outdoor boat / wildlife viewing observation deck, restrooms, and picnic area.

This is a great location to watch eagles, or see the Barges and other boats up close.
Lock & Dam 11 is located on the north end of Dubuque off of Kerper Boulevard.


03-16-2015, 09:10 AM
We are still trying to see if this fits into our schedule. It might be our 1st Heartland Rally!

03-16-2015, 09:22 AM
We are still trying to see if this fits into our schedule. It might be our 1st Heartland Rally!

We would certainly like you to join us. You'll find the Iowa chapter rally a great way to get started on your 1st rally!

03-23-2015, 12:40 PM
Summer is quickly approaching and so is the Iowa chapter rally. Why not call and make your reservation, Today?

04-03-2015, 11:07 AM
Now that April is upon us and spring has sprung. It is time to get registered for the Iowa Chapter rally, being held this summer in historic Dubuque, Iowa.

04-20-2015, 02:00 PM
Cherry blossoms are on the trees, The grass is turning green and the weather is warming up nicely for camping season.
Plan now to attend the Iowa chapter rally and make your reservation today!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

04-27-2015, 09:26 AM
Dan and Karen just made reservations arriving on the 9th. Looking forward to seeing our friends.. This area has alot of fun things to see and do.. Come on over,and lets support Iowa's rally..

04-27-2015, 12:10 PM
Thanks Dan and Karen, We look forward to seeing you at the Iowa rally!

05-06-2015, 09:16 AM
Make your plans your today to attendee the Iowa Chapter Rally July 10-12 2015!

05-29-2015, 07:46 PM
Summer is quickly approaching and so is the Iowa chapter rally! Don't forget and make plans today to join us in Dubuque at the Iowa Rally!

05-30-2015, 09:49 AM
We're on the way! Coming in on the 9th, probably later in the day, leaving on the 12th...Don and Kathy Swanson

05-31-2015, 06:40 PM
We're on the way! Coming in on the 9th, probably later in the day, leaving on the 12th...Don and Kathy Swanson

We look forward to seeing you. I'll be there on the 9th, too!.

06-01-2015, 12:12 AM
We'd like to attend, but are planning on work camping after the national rally, so probably won't be able to make it.

06-01-2015, 12:28 AM
We'd like to attend, but are planning on work camping after the national rally, so probably won't be able to make it.

I am sorry to hear you won't make it. If your plans change we would be happy to have you join us.

06-01-2015, 12:41 AM
Don't worry, if we can, we'll make it. BTW do they still have Dubuque Ham up there? Was in the Navy with a guy from Dubuque that always bragged on them. He was a character, but that's another story!

06-06-2015, 11:42 PM
As long as the campground has sites available, Your still invited to join us in Dubuque, Iowa for the Iowa chapter rally. Make your reservation today. Be sure to let me know that you plan to attend.

This is an invite for anyone still thinking about attending the Iowa chapter rally.

06-08-2015, 11:52 AM
It's looking more and more like we will have to miss this one. If we do, it might have to be an impulse thing, Kids summer schedule is a little hectic.

06-08-2015, 10:15 PM
It's looking more and more like we will have to miss this one. If we do, it might have to be an impulse thing, Kids summer schedule is a little hectic.

I'm sorry you'll miss this rally. Keep an eye out for the next Iowa rally in 2016.

On the other hand, If you can make it to the chapter rally, We would be happy to see you!.

06-17-2015, 08:47 PM
Traveling back west after the National rally, In Goshen, Indiana? take your time and travel back through Dubuque and stop in for the Iowa chapter rally.

Although, sites may not be held, it is not too late to make your plans to join us at the Iowa chapter rally, in Dubuque, Iowa.

06-30-2015, 07:18 AM
Have you made your plans to attend the Iowa Chapter Rally? Its not too late!

Just 10 days left until the fun begins in Dubuque, Iowa!

07-06-2015, 10:46 AM
Come to Dubuque and join the fun
This weekend at the Iowa Chapter rally.

There still may be sites available!

•Hoot Owl Hollow Campground and RV Park
•1650 Middle Rd
•Dubuque, IA 52002
• 563-580-9453
•Pets ok?: Yes
•Pet Fee: $0
•WiFi available: No
•Credit cards are not accepted.

•From: 7/10/2015 to: 7/12/2015
For complete details: //heartlandowners.org/showthread.php?p=407673

We would be happy to have you!

07-08-2015, 08:54 AM
The fun begins in two days at the Iowa Chapter Rally in Dubuque, Iowa!

There still are sites available!

Make your reservation today!

We would like to see you there!