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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.

National Mississippi River Museum & AquariumMuseums

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 more on this 10 acre river campus.

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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.

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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 make successful harvests happen.  Revel in the Museum’s collections of farm toys and unique exhibits on agriculture’s amazing history. Group Tours Amenities Accommodate Group Tours, Accommodate Motorcoaches, Two weeks Advance Notice, Two complimentary admissions for tour leader and bus driver Complimentary Policy, Group Rates, 250 Maximum Number that can be accommodated, Motorcoach Parking, 1 Suggested Length of Tour

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