The Wild Rose Casino in Clinton, IA is worth the drive, if nothing else for a welcome change of scenery. From Dubuque to Clinton, it's about an hour and ten minutes, and if you take Hwy 61, you get a great sample of the rolling farmlands and gorgeous Iowa scenery along the way. The tranquil drive, in some ways, makes it worth it in itself.

Located on the outskirts of Clinton, the Wild Rose Casino pops up like an oasis. Inside the building itself is a casino floor, a ballroom, a sizable restaurant, and an adjoining hotel. And for a limited time, Wild Rose Casino will be offering an unbeatable deal for those who want to trek down to Clinton to play, eat, and stay the night!

From now until Thursday, April 27th, 2023, you can book a one night stay in May at Wild Rose Casino and Hotel in Clinton for just $99! This includes $50 in free play and dining credits too! This rate is based on double occupancy. In order to take advantage of the deal, you need to book by Thursday, April 27th and must do so over the phone (563-243-9000).

You must be 21 years or older to take advantage of this deal, and can only get the deal by booking via phone. That said, this is an incredible deal, and Wild Rose Casino is absolutely worth the jaunt down to Clinton!

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When I started going to Wild Rose last summer,  I signed up for their free Club Wild Card, which affords a player extensive perks. You get $10 in credit upon signing up, and, throughout the month of July, for example, if you use your Club Wild Card on slots, you can rake in slot multipliers depending on your tier:

  • "Club" tier members receive 2x points.
  • "Advantage" tier members receive 3x points.
  • "Premier" tier members receive 4x points.
  • "Eclipse" tier members receive 5x points.

It's a sweet little perk if slots are your bag. When I went, I wound up spending most of my time at the blackjack tables, including the electronic blackjack game located at the back-end of the casino near the DraftKings Sportsbook.

But if a staycation is in order, and you want to take advantage of a terrific hotel deal, Wild Rose Casino in Clinton, IA is worth a day or weekend trip.

Wild Rose Casino is located at 777 Wild Rose Drive in Clinton.

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