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Pet Friendly Destinations in Dubuque

Traveling with your best friend?

Adventure is out there in Dubuque for you and your pets and we are here to help you find it.

Stone Cliff PHOTO: @laurenandpenny


Sip a brew, enjoy a glass of wine, dine outdoors, or listen to live music, all with your favorite pup. Pet-friendly patios include River Ridge Brewing, Monk’s, Dubuque Marina & Yardarm, Off-Shore Resort, Stone Cliff Winery, Gary Dolphin’s Iron Bar, Dimensional Brewing Company, Textile Brewery, 7 Hills Brewing Company, and Potosi Brewing Company.

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City Parks

Dubuque city parks are open to leashed pets with a few exceptions - Bunker Hill, Marshall Park, Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Eagle Point Park, Murphy Park, Veterans Memorial Plaza, and where otherwise marked.

River Lights Bookstore

River lights Bookstore is a charming independent retailer on 1098 Main St and welcomes all canine friends.

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Fenelon Place Elevator

Take a ride on the world’s shortest steepest funicular railway with your pup, at the Fenelon Place Elevator on 4th & Bluff St.

Travel Dubuque Welcome Center

Brochures and merchandise that will help you get to know and remember this modernized city. Informational kiosks located conveniently throughout the downtown area will also assist you in your explorations. Stop into the Welcome Center to pick up your map, a treat for the pup/or a drink of water for your pup.

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Mines of Spain

Mines of Spain is just a five-minute drive from Downtown Dubuque and full of trails, ready for days of Hiking.

Dubuque Dog Park

The 2.5 acre park is fenced and offers separate areas for large and small dogs. The park is to provide space where dogs can exercise and socialize with other dogs. Dogs can play off-leash in the Pet Park.

Camp Site PHOTO: @lahela917

Camping & Marinas

Don’t forget your pup this summer on your camping trips or to our local marinas! Coconut Cove Resort, Finley’s Landing Park, Massey Marina Park, Miller Riverview Park & Campground, Port of Dubuque Marina, Rustic Barn, and Swiss Valley Campgrounds.

Night Market

Shop The Market

Dubuque farmer’s market is the oldest in the state of Iowa! Stop by every Saturday Morning, May - October, 7a-12, 1200 Iowa, St.


Get Cultured

Dubuque’s Riverwalk is peppered with sculptures and work of art for you to explore in the Port of Dubuque.

Field of Dreams

Experience The Magic

See the Field of Dreams Movie Site with your Canine, Located in Dyersville, IA. Just a reminder, only service animals are allowed in the Farm House & Event center.

Hiking trail at Swiss Valley Park near Dubuque Iowa.

Head To The Valley

Also known as little Switzerland, Swiss Valley is a great spot of a sunset walk and a dip in the creek.

Street Art Mural

Iconic Street Art

Historic brick buildings made with vibrant storytelling makes up nearly 40 murals throughout Dubuque’s Downtown area.

Mississippi River Near Dubuque Iowa

Gaze At The Mighty Mississippi

A.Y. McDonald Park, Hawthorne St & Volunteer Dr is situated right on the banks of the Mississippi, and gladly welcomes pets. Walk down to Lock and Dam #11

Explore History

Discover the Heritage Trail which is 29.5 mile route of a once bustling railroad into a 450 deep valley past old mining and mill towns.