Dubuque, Iowa was founded by Julien Dubuque in 1837. Tour landmarks of a bygone era, take a ride up the world’s shortest and steepest railway, and appreciate the Victorian architecture of Dubuque’s oldest mansions. For the more adventurous, walk the planks of a dredge boat used during WWII, tour a 150 year old jail, or explore the land that the Meskwaki once inhabited.

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.

Read on to learn 5 more Active Attractions
National Mississippi River Museum & AquariumMuseums

The animals, culture and history of our rivers come to life through dynamic exhibits, aquariums, animal encounters, a 3D/4D theater, William M. Black dredge boat and more on this 10-acre ... Read More

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Dyer-Botsford Doll MuseumMuseums

This restored Victorian house features a rare revolving German Feather Christmas tree and German ornaments and includes a collection of over 2,000 dolls. Open May through November. Basic Amenities ADA ... Read More

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Heritage House MuseumMuseums

The Heritage House Museum was constructed in the 1850’s. It features 23 rooms of period antiques, quilts and collections.

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National Farm Toy MuseumMuseums

Take a small scale adventure into the history of agriculture! The whole family will enjoy discovering how farming has changed throughout the years and the history of the tractors that ... Read More

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