Keokuk Rocket Slide

Fundraiser : May 5, 4-9 P.M.
3:45 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Keokuk Foundation Wants to Bring Back Street Fair

The Lake Cooper Foundation says it would likely hold the Keokuk Street Fair along the Mississippi River if it becomes a reality in 2015

An organization in Keokuk is working to bring back another staple of the city's past.

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Dedication Likely Aug. 11
7:25 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Keokuk Rocket Slide Coming Back

Groundbreaking for Keokuk rocket slide

Work is now underway at the site that will soon be home to Keokuk’s “old” rocket slide.

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Rocket Slide, GIS, Budget, Trust Fund
6:48 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Around The Region

A quick look at news from around the tri-state region.

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Keokuk Could Provide Infrastructure
9:06 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Rocket Slide Fundraising to Begin

The idea of re-installing Keokuk’s old rocket slide could gain some momentum in the coming weeks and months.

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Inspection Next Step
8:32 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Keokuk Rocket Slide Home

Keokuk's original rocket slide before it was restored as part of a television show.
  • Doug Matlick on Keokuk's Rocket Slide

Safety and liability concerns led the city of Keokuk to replace the original “Rocket Slide” in Kilbourne Park with a newer model several years ago. 

There were aspects of the original slide that no longer met federal standards.

Nels Olson of Wisconsin bought the Rocket Slide in the hopes of restoring it and installing the slide on his own property.

With that, people in Keokuk seemed to lose track of the slide, until it ended up on the reality television show, American Restoration.

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