Dubuque, Iowa

Take a relaxing stroll along the riverwalk, part of the 26 mile Heritage Trail that connects the river to Dyersville’s Field of Dreams, or jump aboard an authentic paddlewheeler and experience the Mississippi River hands-on. Traverse the many trails and waterways that span across the landscape. Soak in the expansive views that adorn the historic bluffs. Make friends with curious critters at the Smithsonian affiliated National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Take in the vibrant heritage of the river. Go to a show, visit the museums or spend some time in any of our boutique stores or local restaurants. No matter your particular taste, Dubuque has it!

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Many people are finding that their schedule, time, or budgets doesn't allow them and their families to stretch for a distant destination. You can still enjoy many of the relaxing qualities of a vacation by staying close to home and enjoying some of the local attractions in and around your community. Make your "staycation" as enjoyable as a traditional vacation getaway with these important... Read more

Sea Turtle

Dubuque’s newest resident could live to be one of the city’s oldest. A rescued, non-releasable threatened Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) is the newest animal on exhibit in the  Read more

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Now that summer is in full swing, most families are anxious to get outside and explore new... Read more


With winter ending and summer coming around the corner it is nearing the time of year when kids are set free for the summer. So for the parents out there that may be looking for some fun attractions for you and your kids to enjoy this summer or anytime of the year, check out Midwest... Read more


Have you become restless after  months of cold weather forcing you to stay home near the fireplace or space heater? Well, here in Dubuque we have plenty of opportunities for you to finally get out of the house and stretch your legs with the Midwest Living's list of “Top 10... Read more

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