Burlington is a city in the state of Iowa, with a population of 25.663 residents, according to the 2010 census. Burlington is the center of a micropolitan area including some small suburbs. Burlington is known for Snake Alley, the crookedest alley in the world and has been called the Backhoe Capital of the World. The main industries of Burlington include transportation and manufacturing. The downtown area holds a number of historical buildings. Tourists that come here will find a wide range of outdoor activities, entertainment facilities and accommodation.
Top Attractions Within Burlington
CatFish Bend Casino is a great place to spend the evening in. There are many games and casino attractions that you and your friends can take advantage of. Just try the jackpots, blackjack or poker. If you are not into gambling, then you should try out the other games, such as the arcade, bowling and darts. There are also bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a drink or a satisfying meal.
Kenny's Roller Ranch, is located just south of Crapo Park in Burlington. There are year round roller skating activities for adults and children alike. For the people who are passionate about sports, the facilities here include a miniature golf course, batting cages and basketballs bank shots. The venue is open all year long, regardless of the season. If you are tired after a fun filled afternoon, you can always go to the bars or restaurants and take advantage of the daily special offers.
Des Moines is a vibrant area with a rich past, located just outside Burlington. Des Moines County Historical Society maintains three museum in Burlington: the Heritage Center, The Phelps Museum and the Hawkeye Log Cabin Museum.
The Hawkeye Log Cabin is furnished today with artifacts from Iowa's earlier times, representing the lives of the people who sought a new life on the Iowa frontier. It is a great opportunity to see how people used to live. While the river rolls by and the eagles fly overhead, take the time to reminisce about the heritage that has been left for us to remember and enjoy.