Big city charm in a small city setting, that is Dubuque, IA. With state of the art facilities featuring 2,000 to 86,000 square feet of space, this walkable and sustainable community welcomes meetings and conventions of 3 to 3,000 to gather along the Mississippi River any time of the year.

Get Inspired.

We’ll take care of the rest.

Meeting Space

Grand River Center

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 the finest cuisine.

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Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark

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 a whole new world of water fun in our 25,000 square foot indoor waterpark.

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Holiday Inn Dubuque/Galena

193 guestrooms with king or double queen beds. On site River Rock Kitchen & Tap. 9800 sq ft of flexible meeting and banquet space. Complimentary parking, internet, and shuttle.

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Hotel Julien Dubuque

Hotel Julien Dubuque is a remarkable boutique hotel, offering the area’s most elegant accommodations with impeccable service- a true landmark of luxury and sophistication. Located in the historic old Main District.

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Diamond Jo Casino

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 center.

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Q Casino & Hotel

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 one roof!

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Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center

Newly remodeled full-service hotel offering the best in customer serice and accommodations. Additional amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, business center and meeting/banquet facilities.

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Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

The Hilton Garden Inn is connected to Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar and Q Casino. Offers a newly remodeled work out facility, pool, hot tub, and business center. Full service sit down breakfast offered.

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Travel Dubuque Boardroom

The Travel Dubuque Boardroom is available for use for small meetings – free of charge!

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Looking for some fun team building while giving back in Dubuque?
  • Travel Dubuque has been great…

    Naomi Hamlett
    Upper Midwest Planning Association
  • For the second time in six years…

    Our organization held its annual convention in Dubuque. It was one of our very best conventions ever, with six hundred people enjoying fantastic venues and exceptional hospitality. Our folks expect the best conference experience possible. Thanks to Dubuque, they received that and more. We love Dubuque!

    Mike Ralston
    Iowa Association of Business & Industry

1. How we can help

Lead Service

We will supply you with a listing of area properties for your event. These properties will submit bids to Travel Dubuque for your convention and we will compile to submit to you.

Group Transport

Assistance with arrangements for transportation may be provided by Travel Dubuque.

Welcome Address Assistance

We are happy to provide your group with name badges with your delegate listing with a 2 week notice.

Site Visits

We are happy to arrange site visits to the properties you are interested in hosting your convention or meeting at. We are also happy to offer a complimentary site visit of the entire community.


Travel Dubuque will be glad to assist with planning and registration for conferences of 150 or more.

Name Badges

The Dubuque Convention & Visitors Bureau will be glad to plan for local dignitaries to provide a welcome address to your group.

Welcome Materials

With 2 weeks notice, Travel Dubuque will provide your group with Welcome Bags that are filled with local brochures, maps and information with special discounts to local establishments.

Promotional Information

Travel Dubuque offers complimentary promotional material to help showcase the Dubuque region to your event attendees.

Mailing Assistance

We would be happy to assist with your mailing costs when informing your members about the meeting or conference in Dubuque.

Media Contacts

Travel Dubuque is happy to send out a Press Release regarding your convention in our community or we are happy to provide you with a listing of local and regional media contacts.

Off Site Event Planning

let us help you plan dinner with the fish or in a place Al Capone once ate or where millwork was once created

Amazing Race

Let us develop a fun and interactive way for your attendees to explore Dubuque. This ‘race’ will immerse you #WhereIowaStarted and provide a great off-site opportunity.

2. Getting Here

We are close to so much!

Big city charm in a small city setting, that is Dubuque, IA. With state of the art facilities featuring 2,000 to 86,000 square feet of space.

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3. Explore Your Options

Travel Dubuque BoardroomMeetings

The Travel Dubuque Boardroom is available for use for small meetings – free of charge!

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3. Contact Us

Let’s Take the next step

Let us know what you are looking for by submitting an RFP. Our staff will be back with you to start planning your trip to Dubuque.

Email Julie Kronlage

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can we eat and look at the Mississippi River?

Catfish Charlies, casual dining with an outdoor deck; Stone Cliff Winery, located in the Star Brewery Complex which also has outdoor season seating; Tony Roma’s located at the Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark views of Mississippi River along with outdoor seating; Dubuque Marina & Yardam has a full-service marina and riverfront bar; Ice Harbor Galley located in the Port of Dubuque is situated on the Mississippi River Museum next to Dubuque River Rides. Many of the riverboats also have dining on board. Off Shore Bar & Grill in Bellevue, Iowa (only 25 minutes outside of Dubuque) also is located along the river.

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.

What kind of nightlife does Dubuque have?

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

What are some off site event locations that no other community has?

  1. National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium has their famous “Dining with the Fish” program where you can do a cocktail reception or a full sit down meal! Great atmosphere
  2. St. Mary’s Church at Steeple Square. This church has been renovated into a 400 person event center and the history and beauty of it being the first catholic church in the community is still very much there.
  3. Hotel Julien Dubuque. Have you ever held an event where Al Capone once stayed? Well, you can do it in Dubuque!
  4. Millwork Ballroom in the Historic Millwork District. History meets modern day amenities. It’s just a cool space.
  5. The list continues!

Do you offer financial assistance?

Contact Julie Kronlage to learn more by emailing

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