From hands on experiences at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium to the tastes of local wineries and the sounds of the casino slot machines, there is something for everyone in the Dubuque area.
Complimentary itinerary creation & set up.
Assistance with gathering hotel room rates from Dubuque properties.
Complimentary caramels for each guests in your group (1 week advance notice needed).
Complimentary Visitor Guides and any other community information requested by planner.
Welcome Message from CVB representative.
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Just wanted to Thank You for the candy, it was a wonderful treat. We really had a good time. The weather was beautiful. Thanks for all of your help.Dorothy Lambert (DL Tours)
We love visiting Dubuque, and last year was no exception. The Our Iowa tours went very well.Steve Ulener (Country Travel Discoveries)
Just wanted to let you know that the group we brought to Dubuque in August is STILL talking about what a great time they had in Dubuque. The owner of the bank comes in about once a week and says that someone else came up to him and states that they loved the trip.Ann Frascht (Iowa Trust & Savings Bank)
I chose Dubuque as a destination because of the wonderful variety of tourist attractions. We look forward to every facet of the trip including the visit to the morning chant at the Trappist Monastery, our riverboat cruise, a traveling 3 course Historic Progressive Dinner, a visit to the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium and Fenelon Place Elevator. Whitney Sanger at the CVB has been phenomenal in all her help and assistance in planning our itinerary, suggesting restaurants and attractions. David Newton (Evergreen Striders)
Thank you for your help in organizing our Day trip to Dubuque, you made my job so much easier! Everyone enjoyed the trip and the places we visited.Sonia Redmond
Great tour! Everyone loved it! Thanks we will be back in the area.
Janet Johnson (National Exchange Bank Fon Du Lac, WI)
I brought a group to the Dubuque area and took in the CVB’s Saints and Sinners Tour. We visited Sinsinawa Mound for lunch and a tour, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church which is the oldest in the State and has over 100 Tiffany Stained glass windows and ended our day at Stone Cliff Winery. I would recommend this tour for your groups, everyone enjoyed it and had a great experience in the community!
Mary Busch (Castle Club Coordinator, Castle Bank DeKalb, IL)
Our motorcoach trip with 48 senior citizens from Cottage Grove, MN never dreamed we could stay in one place 3 nights and find so many unique stops. We used the itinerary that the CVB set up, only with a few minor changes. It is a blessing to setup a trip and have the opportunity to work with a dedicated CVB.
Lois Stolete (Thrivent Financial Cottage Grove, MN)
Thanks to the help of the Dubuque CVB, our nine day tour was filled with unique stops and attractions that allowed us to really get to know the area’s people and lifestyles. It was a successful trip that my members truly enjoyed.Burlene Blankenship (Journey Tours Pullman, WA)
The Historic Progressive Dinner worked out very well. We had great compliments on your event! Thanks for taking such good care of our groups.Jeanne Burke (Village Tours)
Frequently Asked Questions
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
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.
Imagine stepping back to an era of eloquently made Victorian dresses, top hats & embellished canes, detailed finishing’s in homes including Tudor style wooden arches, rosettes and moldings, stained glass windows, and mosaic floors. The 19th century truly comes alive as guests visit three of Dubuque’s historic properties while enjoying delicious food along the way on the popular Historic Progressive Dinner.
Dubuque can be experienced “the local way” through the Dubuque Food Tour. On this tour guests have the opportunity to dine in three of Dubuque’s treasured local properties including Cremer’s, Dubuque’s last family owned grocery for a sampling of a Turkey & Dressing Sandwich; the one-of-a-kind Café Fraiche, and Betty Jane Candies, an award winning Dubuque original since 1938 where delicious chocolate gremlins are made. With each tasty bite guests will learn about their commitment to quality, whether it be their made-from-scratch dishes, original recipes or fresh ingredients!
Agriculture touches every part of our daily lives. Enjoy this tour that gives some history, some modern day marvels and a look at this important industry in Dubuque & Dyersville, Iowa.
The arts are everywhere in Dubuque. From getting your hands dirty at one of Dubuque’s unique studios to getting hands on at Iowa’s top attraction, the bold colors of Dubuque’s landscape are sure to make you look at the arts in Iowa’s oldest community in a different way!
ARTS + CULTURE IN THE KEY CITY
Iowa’s first formed City invites you to enjoy the handcrafted landscape that was created by Julien Dubuque in the 1700’s. From historic homes to art on the river to the Tiffany Stained Glass Windows, Dubuque offers a taste of something out of the ordinary.
DIG IN | IOWA’S AG INNOVATION TOUR
Join us for a tour of the Iowa State University research and teaching farms, the John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum and the John Deere Harvester Works, plus some of Iowa’s other key agricultural destinations in Ames, Dubuque, the Quad Cities and Waterloo.
HISTORY, MYSTERY, AND THE MOVIES
So many famous movies were made in Dubuqueland; Field of Dreams; Take this Job and Shove It; F.I.S.T. This tour takes a look at those famous locations and much more!
IT’S A MYSTERY AND A MURDER
Take a whole new look at our newest mystery tour in Dubuque, Iowa.
SAINTS & SINNERS
Dubuque is filled with a variety of religious history. From the unique steeples that line the skies of the County to the delicate homemade goodies to the variety of religious orders in the area, let us help your group take a step back in time to enjoy our unique religious offerings.
ROLLING ON THE RIVER
Start or end your trip with a 100 mile cruise of the Mighty Mississippi! Enjoy attractions, unique restaurants, quaint shops and memory making.
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