Winter is a magical time of year in Dubuque, Iowa. From the sparkling blanket of snow that covers the limestone bluffs, to the cozy coffee shops that adorn the historic downtown area. Discover the year-round wonder of the Mississippi River at a Smithsonian affiliated museum or take a brisk stroll along the riverfront – voted 4th best in America by USA Today’s! No matter the season – Travel Dubuque.

Hit the Slopes
Cut through fresh powder at Sundown Mountain Resort.
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Get Cozy
Discover rich aromas and tasty treats at a local coffee shop.
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Find Romance
Make plans to escape this weekend with the one who matter most.
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Look + Learn
Discover fun at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.
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Upcoming Events

Dragon Boat Festival

September 11 to 13

The Dubuque Dragon Boat Association will be hosting the 28th Annual Dubuque Dragon Boat Races here in September 2015. The event will be held at Miller Riverview Park.

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Voices from the Warehouse District

September 12 to October 2

Voices is a month-long art exhibit and cultural event in Dubuque’s Historic Millwork District.

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September 19

German music, dancing, and games throughout the day as well as a stein holding contest.

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Color Vibe

September 19

Get ready Dubuque for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll have more color on you than your happy levels can handle!

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Czipar’s Apple Festival

September 26 to 27

Lunch on grounds, arts & craft vendors, face painting, kids activities, fresh apple cider, pumpkins, gourds and more!

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Dubuque Food & Wine Festival

November 6 to 8

Featuring gourmet food and wine from Dubuque, Iowa establishments.

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What will you do this

Start your planning with these businesses, a copy of the travel guide, help from our friendly staff and more!
(Businesses listed are Elite Marketing Co-Op Partners)

Travel Guide

The 2016 Dubuque Travel Guide is a valuable resource filled with full-color photography and insightful information that depicts a wide variety of Dubuque area experiences and local business information.

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Iowa Wecome Center

The Iowa Welcome Center is located at the heart of the downtown area. With Dubuque and Iowa souvenirs abound, friendly faces, and lots of information – the staff at the Dubuque Iowa Welcome Center is excited to help you navigate the community.

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Located in the Tri-State Area, where the Mighty Mississippi creates a natural border between the states of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois, Dubuque is within a day’s drive of the Midwest’s largest cities.

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Your questions may have already been answered! Here we’ve provided a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding local attractions, how to get around Dubuque and more.

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snow JAN
28°↑ 11°↓
snow FEB
33°↑ 15°↓
snow MAR
45°↑ 26°↓
cloudy APR
60°↑ 39°↓
cloudy MAY
71°↑ 50°↓
sunny JUN
81°↑ 61°↓
sunny JUL
85°↑ 65°↓
sunny AUG
82°↑ 63°↓
cloudy SEP
74°↑ 54°↓
cloudy OCT
62°↑ 42°↓
snow NOV
46°↑ 30°↓
snow DEC
32°↑ 17°↓

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