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Dubuque, Iowa, USA

Attractions in Dubuque, Iowa


  • Steeple Paintball
    99 Main Street, St. Donatus, IA 52071
    563-773-2712, Steeple Paintball is the only paintball field to offer two speed ball coaurses in the tri state area. They offer four fields currently, with a 5th to open in 2009. After... more info  map

  • Best Shot Paintball
    P.O. Box 3078, Dubuque, IA563-588-1077, The oldest paintball field in the tri-state area, the family owned and operated Best Shot Paintball offers four playing fields and affordable rental equipment. more info

  • Crystal Lake Cave
    Crystal Lake Cave Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003
    Located 3 Miles South of Dubuque on Highway 52
    319-556-6451, Opened in 1932, Crystal Lake Cave is the longest "living" show cavern in the state of Iowa. A gift shop is on site.  more info  map

  • Czipar's Orchard
    8610 Route 52 South, Dubuque, IA 52003
    563-582-7476, Czipar’s is a family owned apple orchard located just south of Dubuque. Tours are available and the on-site store offers a variety of apples, candy, honey, jellies,... more info  map

  • Fenelon Place Elevator
    512 Fenelon Place, Dubuque, IA 52001
    319-582-6496, Offering a view of the historic Dubuque business district, the Mississippi River and three states, the Fenelon Place elevator is known as the world's shortest, steepest... more info  map

  • Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark
    350 Bell Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    563-690-4000, This 25,000 square foot indoor waterpark features the Huck Finn II, which has a giant bucket that dumps nearly 800 gallons of water every nine minutes; water cannons,... more info  map


  • Diamond Jo Casino
    400 East 3rd Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    563-690-2100, Three dining options, 777 slot and video machines, Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, 3 and 4 Card Poker, and Let It Ride are all available at the Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque.... more info  map

  • Dubuque Greyhound Park & Casino
    1855 Greyhound Park Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004
    563-582-3647, Dubuque Greyhound Park & Casino is a state-of-the-art casino with 16 table games, slot machines, video poker and keno, and a poker room. Wage on live racing May through... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Mathias Ham House, The
    2241 Lincoln Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001
    563-557-9545, The former Italian Villa-style home of Mathias Ham, one of Dubuque's earliest entrepreneurs, the John F. Rague- designed Ham House is filled with elegant American and... more info  map

  • Ryan House
    1375 Locust Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    563-557-9545, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ryan House is one of Dubuque's premiere historic homes. This grand Victorian home features a solid walnut... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Julien Dubuque Monument
    8991 Bellevue Hts, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214
    563-556-0620, Managed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, this monument was constructed to honor the founder of Dubuque, Julien Dubuque. Erected over his grave on a high... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Dubuque Museum of Art
    701 Locust Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    Located in Downtown Dubuque's Cultural Corridor
    563-557-1851, Established in 1874, the Dubuque Museum of Art is Iowa's oldest cultural institution.  more info  map

  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, The
    98 East Third Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    Port of Dubuque
    319-557-9545, An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is accredited by the American Association of Museums, which is held by only... more info  map

  • Old Jail Museum
    Located at 8th and Central
    563-557-9545, A rare example of Egyptian Revivalist architecture, Dubuque County Historical Society’s Old Jail Museum features unique artifacts and a 20-minute sound and light show,... more info

  • Young House Museum
    406 North Riverview, Bellevue, IA 52031
    Located 22 Miles Southeast
    563-872-5830, Built of native limestone, this century-old residence overlooking the Mississippi River and Lock and Dam 12 contains 10 rooms and is fully furnished with turn-of the... more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
    3800 Aarboretum Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
    Located in Marshall Park
    319-556-2100, The only arboretum and botanical garden in the United States staffed entirely by volunteers, the 52-acre Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens was established in 1980... more info  map

  • Eagle Point Park
    2601 Shiras Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001
    563-589-4263, Overlooking the Mississippi River, the 164-acre Eagle Point Park offers tennis courts, a wading pool, viewing towers, playground equipment, horseshoe courts, picnic... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Big Muddy Ghost Hunters
    Big Muddy Ghost Hunters offers tours that include "Victorian Cemetery Art," "The Telegraph and the Civil War," "The Haunted Mansion Dinner and Tour," "Spirits of the... more info

  • Dubuque by Carriage
    563-580-0558, Available from May to October, Dubuque by Carriage offers daily tours of six historic districts via horse-drawn carriages from Cable Car Square. Weekend tours are... more info

  • Dubuque River Rides
    400 E Third St, Ste 3, Dubuque, IA 52001-2301
    Located in the Historic Ice Harbor
    563-583-8093, An authentic replica of a century-old Mississippi River paddle wheeler with decorative smokestacks, a scalloped canopy over its open-air deck and Victorian red and gold... more info  map

  • Dubuque's American Lady Yacht Cruises
    1630 East 16th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    563-557-9700, Aboard Dubuque's American Lady, you can enjoy the majestic Mississippi River while enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner, a cocktail party, or sightseeing. U.S. Coast... more info  map

  • Iowa Wine Tours
    427 Shinoak Court, Dubuque, IA 52003
    563-582-4076, Experience a fun-filled, flexible and educational wine tour in the Upper Mississippi Valley Wine Region. Discover the beauty of the Mississippi River and learn the... more info

  • Wildlife Eco Cruise, The
    350 East Third Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    Experience the Mississippi River first-hand while on the Wildlife Eco Cruise. A National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium guide will lead visitors on 90-minute tour... more info  map


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