A Group Tour Itinerary: The arts are everywhere in Dubuque. Get your hands dirty at a local studio, hands on at a Smithsonian affiliated museum, view the bold colors of Dubuque’s landscape and more!
On day one you’ll your immerse yourself in the arts and culture of Dubuque with hands on activities and local attractions.
Creative Adventure Lab
Each member of your group will pick out a piece of pottery to creatively make their own. Includes mailing of each piece to guest’s home.
Dubuque Museum of Art
Home to the second largest collection of The North American Indian by American Photographer Edward S Curtis, this facility also holds one of the largest Grant Wood Art Collections. $2 per person.
Cable Car Square
Dubuque’s landscape is one of a kind. From the majestic Mississippi River to our steeple dotted downtown, start the morning off with a unique ride to the top of bluff to take in breathtaking view.
Theater in Dubuque
From the Symphony to live theater, Dubuque has unique theaters to choose from, from historic to modern day, you will find a production that your group will enjoy!
Day two brings more local art including a riverside public art installation.
Street Art & Studio Works
Take a stroll in our Historic Millwork District with a cup of coffee or tea from Inspire Café then visit one of Dubuque’s Iconic Murals. Feeling inspired? Visit Studioworks, a collaborative workspace for local artists where they can create and display their works of art.
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Your group can enjoy hands on and interactive time as they touch sturgeon, find out what their drip code is, reach out and touch a snake in Iowa’s only 3D /4D theater and take in all the colors of the rivers of the United States.
It's Time to Eat!
Fresh local ingredients served family style, plated or by buffet in a historic renovated downtown restaurant, a sixth-generation family-owned restaurant or dive into Dubuque’s rich art history on a progressive meal through our historic homes and buildings.
Art on the River
After lunch, take a short stroll on the Mississippi River walk to tour the City of Dubuque’s Art on the River public temporary art exhibit, featuring 10 unique pieces.
Stone Cliff Winery
End your groups walk with a tour of a new trend in the Upper Midwest, wine making. This unique art takes fruits from right here in Eastern Iowa and from around the country to make delicious award-winning wines. Your group will receive a tour as well as some sampling!