Dubuque Things to Do

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    Cathedral Spires from the Bluff
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    Karen on the Mississippi Riverwalk
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Dubuque

  • 1. 4th Street Elevator

    For the most spectacular view of Dubuque (not to mention neighboring Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as the Mississippi River) go up the Fenelon Street Elevator off of Bluff Street and Fourth Street...

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  • 2. Learning to ski at Sundown-Great Ski Instructors

    A water skier trying to learn to snowski isn't easy for either the skier or instructor by luckily for me I ended up at Sundown for my inaugural run.I was...

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  • 3. Dubuque County Courthouse

    I've seen literally hundreds of county courthouses during my travels, but can't think of a one that is any more ornate or beautiful than that you will see in...

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  • 4. Eagle Point Park

    Dubuque is well know as a good place to see the American Bald Eagle, and we were told that the best place to see them is from Eagle Point Park. We the found...

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  • 5. Shot Tower

    The Shot Tower in Dubuque is one of the last standing shot towers in the United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The tower was...

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  • 6. Paddlewheel Plaza

    This enormous paddlewheel at the Port of Dubuque stands 25-feet tall and weighs an estimated 32 tons. It was once mounted to the Starboard of the Steamship...

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  • 7. Mississippi Riverwalk

    If you visit Dubuque you must take a stroll along the beautiful new Mississippi Riverwalk which opened in the summer of 2003. Along the walk you will see both...

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  • 8. Take A Riverboat Cruise on the Spirit of Dubuque

    One of the most fun things we did while in Dubuque was to take a cruise up and down the Mississippi River on the Spirit of Dubuque. This paddlewheel boat is a...

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  • 9. Cathedral of Saint Raphael

    If you think of all cathedrals as grand ornate buildings which are always open to the public, you may be dissapointed with the Dubuque's Cathedral of St....

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  • 10. Dubuque Star Brewery

    This very interesting old building was for many years the home of Dubuque Star beers, established by Joseph Rhomberg in 1898. The brewery was forced to close...

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  • 11. Iowa Welcome Center

    An excellent place to begin your visit to Dubuque is at the downtown Iowa Welcome Center. Fortunately for us, it was just one block north of where we were...

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  • 12. Diamond Jo Casino

    We are not the kind of people who get excited about casinos, but we did find our way over to the Diamond Jo for about an hour one evening. As is our custom at...

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  • 13. National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

    The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium is the top attraction in the entire state of Iowa and is the one place you MUST see if you visit Dubuque....

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  • 14. Old Jail Museum

    The Old Dubuque County Jail, built in 1857, is considered the rarest building in Iowa. Fewer than 50 Egyptian Revival structures were ever built in the United...

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  • 15. Dubuque Town Clock

    This very tall and imposing clock sits in the center of downtown Dubuque. The clock, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has stood over...

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  • 16. William Black

    The William Black is an old barge located in the Ice Habor in Dubuque. It is a museum where you can view what life is like living on a barge. I think school...

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  • 17. Mississippi River from the Bluffs of Dubuque

    The Mississippi River is beautiful seen from the Bluffs of Dubuque. You can see the river winding its way through the valley. It is every bit as beautiful a...

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  • 18. Downtown Buildings

    Dubuque has some interesting buildings along Main Street. This tower is just a block or two from the visitor's center. There are a couple other buildings just...

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  • 19. Mississippi River

    This is "Lock #11". The locks, which start up in Minnesota, are numbered 1,2,3, etc. all the way down to St. Louis (at which point there is a different system...

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  • 20. Lock & Dam

    Lock & Dam in Dubuque. There are lots of Bald Eagles circling and diving for food. The river isn't frozen by the lock and dam so it is a great place to view the...

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  • 21. Ryan House

    A beautiful old home built by the industrialistRyan. It is currently owned by the historical society.

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  • 22. Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

    We visited the Mississippi Aquarium.Awesome is the only word to describe it!!!Unbelievabe! It is a must see!!

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