Sails & Trails
A Group Tour Itinerary: Enjoy a variety of walks, river experiences, historical tours, and other adventures that will connect you to the spectacular places, faces, history and heritage that define our area.
Explore the Mississippi River in and around the water.
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
The Mississippi River defines our community and who we are today. Explore the past, present and future of this mighty waterway through hands-on interactive displays, exhibits, theaters and more.
Mississippi River Cruise
Continue your exploration of the river on a scenic happy hour or sightseeing cruise aboard the American Lady, narrated by the captain himself.
Historic Progressive Dinner
Get a true taste of Dubuque and experience our colorful culture, rich history, and authentic cuisine when you embark on the Historic Progressive Dinner. Let the city’s most knowledgeable guides help you navigate your way and open doors to a unique dining experience at three historic sites. Dubuque’s Progressive Dinner is the perfect recipe for a fun, fresh and successful group event.
Hike area trails and end the day with brews and blues.
Julien Dubuque Monument
Fresh air, sunshine and a stunning view. Visit our founder’s memorial for a peaceful and memorable start to your morning.
Swiss Valley Nature Preserve
Visit this nature preserve situated in the valleys of Dubuque along Catfish Creek. Choose from one of their many group offerings including Monarch Tagging, Fall Colors along Heritage Trail, Conquer Your Fears or Maple Syruping.
Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ
Just 30 minutes south of Dubuque and along the Mississippi River sits a 170-year-old grist mill that has the tastiest southern food around. Perfect for groups of all ages!
River Ridge Brewing
Before departing for home, check out one of the area’s newest breweries that was started by four passionate and local beer lovers. Make sure to take a walk along the scenic Riverwalk and explore this beautiful area.
Soar to new heights at Sky Tours Zipline. Test out your yoga skills atop paddleboard on the Mississippi River with Big River SUP, or reach new speeds with SWAT River Cruises!