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A Day in Dubuque

What could the perfect day in Dubuque look like?

Follow this couple around and find out how they spent their time #WhereIowaStarted.

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Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark

Rise & shine at this riverfront hotel complete with waterpark. Located along the Mississippi Riverwalk - you can get an early morning jog in with beautiful views of the river.

Couple Hiking Mines of Spain

Mines of Spain

Get your hike on in this 1,437 acre park that boasts 20 miles of hiking. Don’t miss the Julien Dubuque monument - the burial site of Dubuque’s founder marked by a tower structure that is iconic to the park.

convivium restaurant dubuque

Convivium Urban Farmstead

​This urban farm is also an educational facility and event space that creates community around their food.


Midwest Girl

​Stop by the locally owned shops that call downtown Dubuque home. Including home grown brands like Midwest Girl who shares the story of their humble ‘midwesty’ roots through their one-of-a-kind apparel.

Mines of Spain

Namaste Athleisure Wear

Get zen and find this charming boutique in the heart of the Historic Millwork District.

Fenelon Place Elevator Dubuque Iowa

Fenelon Place Elevator

The world’s shortest steepest railway is a must see attraction in Dubuque. Once at the top, you’ll be able to see views of Dubuque as well as neighboring Wisconsin & Illinois.

Dubuque Marina & Yardarm

Dubuque Marina & Yardarm

​Known for their beach-y atmosphere, the Yardarm is a local hot spot with food, live music, and a good time.

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Candle Ready Cakes

​Have a sweet tooth to satisfy? Find cupcakes, cake balls, cookie dough and more at the Main Street bakery.

Street Art

Street Art in Dubuque

Over 30 murals blanket the downtown Dubuque landscape. Make a point to find as many as you can while visiting #WhereIowaStarted.

Brazen Open Kitchen Bar

Brazen Open Kitchen | Bar

Chef Kevin Scharpf, of Brazen, was recently a contestant of Bravo’s Top Chef Season 16. With a focus on fresh ingredients this restaurant has a lot to say about what great cuisine can look like in the Midwest.


Dimensional Brewing Company

The newest brewery on the block, Dimensional is located on Main Street and is quickly becoming a Dubuque mainstay.