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Named the 4th Best American Riverfront by USA Today’s, Dubuque’s location along the Mississippi River is one you don’t want to miss. Jump aboard an authentic paddle wheeler. Surf the waves by renting a stand up paddleboard. Discover the critters who call the river home and so much more.

Top Active-ities in Dubuque

1 – Number One on our list is the Sky Tours Zipline – Enjoy a two-hour guided tour of Historic Union Park that encompasses all nine of the ziplines. Bonuses of the visit include a guided hiking tour out to the ziplines, you will be able to explore the heights and sights of the ‘Ruins of Union Park’ and will ride nine zipline courses within a span of two hours. CLIP, GRIP & ZIP, it’s their motto.

2 – Fever River Outfitters – Stand Up Paddleboarding. We’ve heard it’s a great way to get on the water and you will see the river from a whole new angle. Paddleboarding has caught on in recent years.

3 – Team Building Blocks Rope Course – Whether it’s a corporate outing or a casual group, accept the challenges that Team Building Blocks has to offer. Originally started as a corporate team building complex, they now welcome all groups with open arms.

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Diamond Jo CasinoAlong the River

The Diamond Jo Casino has over 975 of the hottest slots, as well as thrilling table games. The Diamond Jo features four dining venues, bars, live entertainment, and a bowling ... Read More

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Grand Harbor Resort & WaterparkAlong the River

Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark is the perfect spot for enjoying this beautiful and exciting destination area. Gather with friends in our Tony Roma’s Restaurant + Lounge, or slide into ... Read More

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National Mississippi River Museum & AquariumAlong the River

The history, culture and animals of the Mississippi River and all the world’s rivers come to life through dynamic exhibits, 12 large aquariums, children’s splash zone, a 3D/4D theater, and ... Read More

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Q Casino & HotelAlong the River

Enjoy the action of nearly 1,000 slot machines and the challenge of 23 table games. Your favorites including fine dining, a sports bar, live greyhound racing, and more, all under ... Read More

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Alliant Energy AmphitheaterAlong the River

Enjoy a special event or live music at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater, adjacent to the Mississippi Riverwalk and near American Trust River’s Edge Plaza.

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American Lady Yacht CruisesAlong the River

Located on the waterfront of Catfish Charlie’s Restaurant. Sightseeing, lunch, happy hour cruises, dinner cruises, wedding events, group parties, theme cruises and private charters available through early November, weather permitting.

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American Marine at Dubuque Yacht BasinAlong the River

Full service marina and RV Park; Sea Ray, Sylvan, Harris, Lund, MasterCraft, Four Winns boat dealer.

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Art on the RiverAlong the River

Ten pieces of sculpture from artists across the country are selected for Art on the River, an annual outdoor exhibit, that will have you talking, smiling, and taking pictures.

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Big River SUPAlong the River

Stand Up Paddleboard lessons, tours, and SUP yoga classes on the Mississippi River.

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Celebration River CruisesAlong the River

Celebration Belle, the largest non-gaming riverboat on the Upper Mississippi River. Take a short cruise or an all day cruise. Known for our live entertainment and fresh food prepared onboard!

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Dubuque Marina & YardarmAlong the River

Full service marina with gas dock, transient pier, showers, laundry, pump outs and full hook up RV site. We also have a riverfront bar and restaurant with live music, tropical ... Read More

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Dubuque Water TrailAlong the River

Travel by canoe or kayak between A.Y. McDonald Park and Massey Marina Park. Access the 9-mile trail at: A.Y. McDonald Park, Schmitt Island, American Trust River’s Edge Plaza, Massey Marina ... Read More

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Eagle Point ParkAlong the River

Eagle Point Park is one of the most outstanding parks in the Midwest. 164 acres overlook the Mississippi River and Lock + Dam #11, providing a spectacular Tri-state view of ... Read More

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Fever River OutfittersAlong the River

Fever River Outfitters offers guided and non-guided outdoor adventures and equipment rentals including canoe, kayak, stand up paddleboard, bike, hike, scooter, snowshoes and cross-country skis. Fever River sells outdoor gear ... Read More

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Grand River CenterAlong the River

Situated along the magnificent Mississippi River, adjacent to deluxe lodging, gaming and entertainment venues, the Grand River Center features a diverse, intimate atmosphere where you will enjoy dedicated service and ... Read More

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Ice Harbor GalleyAlong the River

Group Tours Amenities Accommodate Group Tours

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Iowa Greyhound ParkAlong the River

Considered to be one of Iowa’s premier dog tracks The Iowa Greyhound Park features live greyhound racing and simulcasting from both greyhound and horse tracks across the country. 

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Lock & Dam #11Along the River

Part of the Army Corps of Engineer’s Mississippi River system, Lock & Dam #11 at Dubuque is a wonderful place to watch the movement of eagles, barge traffic and pleasure ... Read More

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Mississippi Riverwalk & American Trust River’s Edge PlazaAlong the River

Take a stroll along the Mississippi Riverwalk, part of the 26-mile Heritage Trail connecting America’s River to the Field of Dreams in Dyersville. The Plaza also serves as the docking ... Read More

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Port of Dubuque MarinaAlong the River

This new public marina features 70 transient boat slips with water and electrical connections, a fuel dock with pump-out, showers, restrooms, laundry, a convenience store and ADA access.  Located close ... Read More

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Riverboat TwilightAlong the River

The Riverboat Twilight offers cruises on the upper Mississippi River between Le Claire, IA and Dubuque, IA.

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S.W.A.T. River ToursAlong the River

A premium small group adventure tour exploring the Mississippi River aboard a high performance military style R.I.B. boat. Daily tours and charters from the Port of Dubuque Marina.

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Shot Tower Historic LandmarkAlong the River

The Dubuque Shot Tower was built in 1856 for making lead shot and is 120 feet tall. It is one of only a few remaining shot towers in the U.S. ... Read More

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Star Brewery ComplexAlong the River

Typical of other mid-sized breweries of its day, the Star Brewery was one of a handful of Iowa breweries to revive after the end of national prohibition. The film “F.I.S.T.” ... Read More

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Stone Cliff WineryAlong the River

Lunch 11:30 to 2:00 Monday through Friday. Mystery Dinner Theater twice monthly for corporate and individuals. Restaurants & Dining Amenities Dinner, Lunch

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William M. Black Steam Dredge BoatAlong the River

This national landmark vessel was once a working dredge boat used during WWII on the Missouri River. Included with admission to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

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