A male otter runs from a female at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque. (National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium)
The “Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin“ exhibit is new at the Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque. (The Magic House)
We both grew up near the ocean, so occasionally we miss expansive watery views and the scent of salt air.
Now basically “Iowa Landlubbers” we thought a maritime experience wasn’t possible in the Hawkeye State. A recent day trip proved us wrong.
About an hour up Highway 151 from Cedar Rapids we quickly descended downward into urban traffic. Our GPS navigator directed us across railroad tracks and between old factories and warehouses. That’s where we spotted it.