of the Mississippi
Home to one of the world’s greatest wonders, Dubuque is the destination for anyone looking to take in the Mighty Mississippi River. From luscious green parks to art-filled riverwalks, there is no lack of opportunities to see the breathtaking beauty of Where Iowa Started.
A View in Every Neighborhood
The Spots to Stop
Whether you spent the day exploring the country side, dining at delectable local restaurants downtown, or discovering charming corners of Dubuque, you are never far from a killer view of the magnificent Mississippi River.
Drive up to Eagle Point Park in our North End neighborhood for an intricate look at river industry above Lock + Dam #11. A birds-eye view of the Mississippi is only the beginning at this 164 acre park full of ponds, paved trails, and pavilions for hours of enjoyment.
Visit the Julien Dubuque Monument at Mines of Spain for a view worthy of our city’s founder. Spend a few minutes reading up on the founding of Iowa’s oldest citywhile you gaze out over the tri-states from high upon the bluff.
Take a stroll along the Mississippi Riverwalk for a cultural excursion in the Port of Dubuque. Just steps away from the National Mississippi River Museum + Aquarium, Diamond Jo Casino, and Iowa’s oldest brewery, this convenient view is a must.
Accessible For All Travelers
We don’t keep our Mississippi River access a secret. Eagle Point Park, the Julien Dubuque Monument, and the Mississippi Riverwalk all include paved and accessible trails, making a river view the perfect adventure for every stage of life.
Looking to take your river experience beyond the overlook? Take a hike through the scenic miles of Mines of Spain, hop aboard a riverboat for an evening cruise, or do a little down dog on a stand up paddle board.
See It in 360°
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