welcome center

Located on historic Main Street, the Dubuque, Iowa Welcome Center is a go to destination for visitors and locals alike. With Dubuque & Iowa merchandise, maps, brochures, and friendly faces, you will find what you are looking for during your time in Iowa’s oldest community.


From a wide variety of t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and other apparel to products made locally in Dubuque, the Welcome Center offers plenty of goodies to bring back from your trip.

Plan to stop by the Welcome Center and find out more.

Hours + Location

You can find us at the corner of 3rd and Main in historic downtown Dubuque, Iowa. Our hours change seasonally so check back or call us at 800.798.8844 to confirm.

280 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 | 800.798.8844

Year Round
Monday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
June – August Fridays open until 6 PM

December – March
Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: Closed

April – November
Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 3PM

Hours subject to change due to holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are public restrooms?

You can find public restrooms at the Iowa Welcome Center located at 280 Main Street and also in the Dubuque Convention & Visitors Building located at 300 Main Street. There are also public restrooms at the corner of 5th & Bluff Streets

Where can you park a motor coach downtown?

Complimentary parking is provided on 3rd Street between Main Street and Locust Street across from Crust and also on 4th Street between Bluff Street and Locust Street.

Which hotel(s) have views of the Mississippi River?

There are currently 3 hotels with views of the Mississippi River; Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark, Hotel Julien Dubuque & Hilton Garden Inn. The Hancock House and Four Mounds are 2 Bed & Breakfasts with Mississippi River views.

Where can I shop in Dubuque?

From the main navigation bar, select Explore in the top heading, then select Shopping.

What kind of plays do you have?

From the main navigation bar, select Explore, then select Arts + Culture.

What kind of Museums does Dubuque have?

You can find museums under the Heritage section.

Is there a tour of the Mississippi River?

Find riverboat tours under Along the River to get a list of tours.

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