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  • Steeple Paintball   563-773-2712
    99 Main Street, St. Donatus, IA 52071
    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 563-588-1077
    P.O. Box 3078, Dubuque, IAThe 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 319-556-6451
    Crystal Lake Cave Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003
    Located 3 Miles South of Dubuque on Highway 52
    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 563-582-7476
    8610 Route 52 South, Dubuque, IA 52003
    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 319-582-6496
    512 Fenelon Place, Dubuque, IA 52001
    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 563-690-4000
    350 Bell Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    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 563-690-2100
    400 East 3rd Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    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 563-582-3647
    1855 Greyhound Park Drive, Dubuque, IA 52004
    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 563-557-9545
    2241 Lincoln Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001
    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 563-557-9545
    1375 Locust Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    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 563-556-0620
    8991 Bellevue Hts, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214
    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 563-557-1851
    701 Locust Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    Located in Downtown Dubuque's Cultural Corridor
    Established in 1874, the Dubuque Museum of Art is Iowa's oldest cultural institution.  more info  map

  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, The 319-557-9545
    98 East Third Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    Port of Dubuque
    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 563-557-9545
    Located at 8th and Central
    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 563-872-5830
    406 North Riverview, Bellevue, IA 52031
    Located 22 Miles Southeast
    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 319-556-2100
    3800 Aarboretum Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001
    Located in Marshall Park
    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 563-589-4263
    2601 Shiras Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001
    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 563-583-8093
    400 E Third St, Ste 3, Dubuque, IA 52001-2301
    Located in the Historic Ice Harbor
    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 563-557-9700
    1630 East 16th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
    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 563-582-4076
    427 Shinoak Court, Dubuque, IA 52003
    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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