4 Reasons to stop by the Dubuque, Iowa Welcome Center

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There are a lot of different reasons to visit. Whether you are traveling to Dubuque, a resident of the area, or just looking for unique items and information, the Dubuque, Iowa Welcome Center has something for everyone.

Here are the top 4 reasons to visit us on the corner of historic Main Street in Downtown Dubuque.

#1 – Traveling to Dubuque

There’s no doubt that this is the number 1 reason people venture to the Dubuque, Iowa Welcome Center. From July 2013 – June 2014 over 14,000 people stopped in to load up on maps & brochures, purchase a bottle of wine from a local winery or get a bit of information from our Dubuque experts. Staff can shed light on unique Dubuque history, where to grab a bite to eat, last minute travel tips and much more.

#2 – Want to know more about Dubuque

Whether you are interested in the history of the Fenelon Place Elevator, where Dubuque got it’s name, or how to get to the Port of Dubuque – the staff is ready to answer questions by phone, email or in person. Current hours and contact information is available e.

Welcome Center 3#3 – Searching for a Unique Gift

Looking for a special item to give a relative who used to live in Dubuque? Perhaps you want a special trinket to commemorate your time in the area? No matter the occasion, the welcome center is home to one-of-a-kind merchandise. T-Shirts, sweatshirts, and hats of all kinds adorn the wall of apparel that ranges in sizes from small to x-large as well as infant, toddler and youth sizing.

Know a wine connoisseur? From light fruity varieties, to sweet and dry whites or the more richly flavored reds, these award-winnning wines are crafted by local wineries.

Looking for a gift for a friend with a sweet tooth? Try the smooth sweetness of a Monastery Candy Caramel in Classic Vanilla, Chocolate or assorted packs. These Dubuque favorites don’t disappoint – and if you grab some for yourself, we won’t judge! See how they are made here.

#4 – A Brand New Storefront

You may have visited the Welcome Center before or seen it while visiting the other boutique shops and restaurants downtown. If you haven’t been recently, here is a brand new reason to stop. The Dubuque, Iowa Welcome Center now calls the historic corner of 280 Main Street, home. New additions, renovations (and some of the same favorite features) have made the the welcome center better and brighter than ever and ready to welcome guests from near, and far.

The Dubuque, Iowa Welcome Center is located at 280 Main Street on the Corner of third and main. Current hours, contact information and more can be found here.


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