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Still Cold Outside - Stay Entertained

Marquette, Iowa, known as “Iowa’s Best Kept Secret," is a beautiful and historic area full of natural beauty and rich with cultural attractions. Located in the scenic bluffs of the Mississippi river, people enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, boating and fishing in the warmer weather. This area does, however, have cold Midwestern winters that can seem to last forever. When seeking entertainment during the cold months, it’s important to find interesting indoor activities to stay entertained. Fortunately, there are quite a few enjoyable ways to have fun and stay warm when you’re in Marquette.

Wine lovers should make it a point to visit the Eagles Landing Winery in downtown Marquette. This winery has won numerous awards for its distinctive wines. You can stop by for a wine tasting every day and sample a number of the Marquette Maid brand wines that have become famous throughout the region. Also on the premises is Eagles Landing Bed and Breakfast, a convenient place to stay that is within walking distance of our Lady Luck® riverboat casino.

Nature lovers and people interested in environmental issues will be interested in the Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, which is open throughout the year. Here you will find trails, a wetlands viewing platform, gift shop and educational exhibits. There are also events such as films and lectures held regularly.

When you are in the Marquette area, you should take some time to explore the nearby town of McGregor. Here you will find a good selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. This is a nice town to visit if you enjoy browsing in antique shops, bookstores and gift shops. This is a picturesque and historic town that has many buildings that were built in the 19th century. It’s also a low stress place where you can easily find a parking space. You won’t have to do too much walking if it’s cold outside, as the downtown area is fairly small and concentrated.

We can’t help but put ourselves on the list. Giving the chance to mix it up a bit while staying warm, the Lady Luck Casino® gives you the authentic riverboat casino experience right on the Mississippi river. If you enjoy casino games, we have plenty of choices here. In addition to more than 500 slot and video poker machines, there are games such as blackjack, Texas Hold’em, Mississippi Stud, craps and more. The casino is open until 1 a.m. weekdays and until 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday, making it a good place to come when you’re looking for some evening entertainment. We feature two main restaurants. First is our famously delicious buffet, reminiscent of the greatest of famous Vegas style buffets. Second is our Otis & Henry’s® restaurant bar and grill. Feel right at home and enjoy a home cooked hot meal.

Marquette, Iowa is a worthwhile place to visit in any season. As you are anxiously awaiting the warmer weather, you can still find plenty of fun and entertainment. In the winter, the many diversions of the Lady Luck casino can keep you busy for many hours. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all the action in and around the casino. Keep your eyes peeled because we’re always jumping at the shot to give something away!

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