What will you do this weekend?
Discover fall in Dubuque! 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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An indulging experience at the Dubuque Farmers’ Market

A gathering of food, flowers, wine and gifts could only mean one thing: the Dubuque Farmers’ Market is in town!  Lots of excitement surrounds Iowa Street every Saturday morning from ...
Voices from the Warehouse

Voices from the Warehouse: Urban and Eclectic

Voices from the Warehouse is back! This year, let your perspectives be challenged and your horizons broadened.  At this month-long exhibition, Dubuque will be hosting artists from around the world, ...

4 Popular Ways to Tour Dubuque

Dubuque offers a diverse blend of attractions for the curious visitor. These include an eclectic blend of art, music, museums, restaurants, and nightlife. Getting an up-close and personal view of ...
Traveling Dubuque

7 Reasons to Put Dubuque on Your Bucket List

If you’re looking for an excuse to explore the Midwest, it’s time to check out Dubuque, IA. This area has it all, from historic sites to impressive restaurants. Here are ...

Staycations – How to Make Them Authentic Getaways

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 ...
Sea Turtle

Meet the newest animal at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

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 National ...

Featured Events

september 2014

20sep7:00 am- 12:00 pmDubuque Farmers' Market7:00 am - 12:00 pm Downtown Dubuque

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november 2014

Experience fall in Dubuque…
Peak fall color occurs in Northeast Iowa, on the average, on the weekend closest to October 10th. You can discover the autumnal hues by taking a scenic boat cruise, viewing the Iowa, Wisconsin & Illinois borders atop a bluff or driving the Great River Road. Continue to check our website to get more accurate anticipated arrival dates for fall foliage!
University of Dubuque

Fall Into Art: A Night on the Town

Fall into Art is a free self-guided gallery tour through Dubuque's Cultural Corridor downtown.  This year will feature two days of art exhibitions: Friday, October 3rd from 5 to 10 p.m. and  Saturday, October ...

Discover the Vibrant Colors of Northeast Iowa

Fall foliage viewing is a time-honored tradition here in the Midwest, and Dubuque has a front row seat!  Enjoy a scenic drive down the Great River Road, a hike through a ...

Iowa Wine Trails and Breweries Near Dubuque, Iowa

If you’re looking to explore new spots in the tri-state area, start with beautiful Dubuque, Iowa. Among the best reasons to get to know this city is the proximity of ...

Exploring Nature in Dubuque, IA

Dubuque, IA is known for having a variety of exciting attractions, and many of the most popular ones are outside. They’re free or inexpensive, open to everyone, and breathtaking. If ...

Weather Year Round

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Getting Started

Iowa Welcome 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 ...
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Visitors Guide

The 2014 Dubuque Vistor's 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. Free ...
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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 ...
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Frequently Asked Questions

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. Still have a ...
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