Fall Weekend Guide for Families
Looking for a weekend getaway with your family this fall and curious of things there are to do? Look no further.
Pick and choose your favorite stops or visit them all.
Habits Coffee & Mini Donut Co.
Start the day off right with a selection of mini donuts from Habits Coffee & Mini Donut Co. With flavors like Maple Bacon, Boston Cream, and Rainbow, there's a little something for everyone. Voted one of the 10 best breakfast spots by Travel Dubuque's social media followers.
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
Spend the day exploring aquariums, interactive displays, and the history of the Mississippi River. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum is a must-visit for families. Voted as one of the 10 best family friendly stops by Travel Dubuque social media followers.
Schuster's Pumpkin Patch
What’s a fall weekend getaway without a pumpkin patch. Located just outside of Dubuque, this family-run stop offers tractor rides, a pumpkin cannon, and more. (Good to know: Just a half-mile down the road is Czipar’s Apple Orchard.)
Shot Tower Pizza
Serving pizza for over 45 years, Shot Tower pizza is located in downtown Dubuque and a local favorite. Grab a slice of pizza or try out their full menu!
Sunshine Family Restaurant
Grab a bite to eat before your day of explorations. Stop by Sunshine Family Restaurant for a breakfast with all the classic fixings. Voted one of the 10 best breakfast spots by Travel Dubuque's social media followers.
Fenelon Place Elevator
Take a ride up the world’s shortest, steepest railway, the Fenelon Place Elevator. Originally built by J. K. Graves as a way to shorten his hour and a half horse and buggy commute over the lunch hour, the elevator has continued to be a fixture of Dubuque. (? Pet Friendly)
Miracle League Park
Burn off some energy at Miracle League Park, an all-inclusive playground and baseball field allowing kids and adults of all abilities to play with their peers. (Good to know: Restrooms, changing rooms, and picnic tables are all available on-site.) (? Pet Friendly)
Check out our latest Kids Guide or pick one up at our Travel Dubuque Welcome Center.
Want more Adventures?
Check out our Fall & Winter Adventure Guide to discover all that the fall and winter seasons have to offer where Iowa started.