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.
Start the day off right with a selection of mini donuts from Habits Mini Donut Company. With flavors like Maple Bacon, Boston Cream, and Rainbow, there's a little something for everyone.
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.
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!
Grab a bite to eat before your day of explorations. Stop by Sunshine Family Restaurant for a breakfast with all the classic fixings.
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)
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