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5 Ways for Kids to Explore Dubuque From Home

Keep the kiddos occupied right from the comfort of your own home with virtual exploration, activities, and more.

Get started with these 5 ideas to explore #WhereIowaStarted.

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Stingray

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

​The museum & aquarium may be closed to its human friends but the critters are still up to their usual antics. Some of which you can catch on their Facebook page. Explore this Smithsonian affiliated museum via a virtual 360 tour below or watch what’s happening with the river otters on their very own webcam.

Watch the Otters Hanging Out

Keep an eye on the Flooded Forest Habitat where the young and playful North American River Otters rarely stop moving.

Crystal Lake Cave Dubuque

Crystal Lake Cave

​Go underground with a virtual tour of Crystal Lake Cave. Keep an eye out for the various formations as you explore the world of stalactites and stalagmites!

Family Monument Dubuque

Julien Dubuque Monument at Mines of Spain

‘Walk’ the path (virtually) that winds down to the Julien Dubuque Monument. This structure was built in 1897 and is 12 feet wide and 25 feet high with walls approximately 18 inches in width.

Lego Creative Adventure Lab

Get Creative

Power up that creativity and build your own Julien Dubuque Monument replica out of Legos! Did you know that the Creative Adventure Lab in Dubuque is home to thousands of Legos? Add them to your list of places to #DreamNowVisitLater.


Dubuque Kids Guide

Download the Dubuque Kids Guide and keep the kiddos busy for hours while getting to know the place #WhereIowaStarted!