Mines of Spain Recreation Area is certainly a place worth checking off.
You can visit it in Dubuque, which is 160 miles (257 kilometers) outside of the state capital, Des Moines.
0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) away, the Econo Lodge Inn And Suites Dub is the closest accommodation to Mines of Spain Recreation Area. Apart from that, options within a short commute are few and far between.
If you're not hung up on fancy extras so long as you have a nice bed to sleep on, stay at one of the area's low-cost solutions. A couple of the choices are the Mainstay Suites Dubuque and the Quality Inn.
A strong cup of coffee and a freshly baked pastry at BP (2150 Twin Valley Drive, Dubuque) is a comforting combination after a full morning. Enjoy another taste of the area's culinary scene at DQ Grill & Chill Restaurant (2380 Gateway Drive, Dubuque).