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Two Bridges - A Multi-State Tour

A Group Tour Itinerary: Discover unmatched scenic beauty and countless gateway adventures in the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa & Wisconsin.

Day One

Arrive in Dubuque and discover it’s natural wonder - the Mississippi River.

Mississippi River Near Dubuque Iowa

Arrive in Dubuque

Arrive in Dubuque and check into a hotel of your choice. Choose from a variety of full and select service properties that offer upscale and modern amenities paired with convenient locations for any group.

American Lady Yacht Cruises

Mississippi River Dinner Cruise

Be in all three states in just one evening! Cruise the mighty Mississippi aboard the American Lady to enjoy delicious cuisine and a beautiful sunset!

Day Two

Spend some time in Galena while you end the day at a Smithsonian affiliate museum.

Galena Illinois

Galena Trolley Tour

Traverse through historic Galena with Tri-State Travel. Enjoy a scenic narrated drive and explore some of Galena’s most historic sites including the Ulysses S. Grant Home, the Galena History Museum, Quality Hill and Historic Main Street.

Galena Illinois

A Morning on Main

Galena is known for its abundance of local shops that offer handmade items, delectable treats, canned goods and one-of-a-kind clothing pieces. Take a stroll and pick some of your favorite shops to visit.

Galena Illinois

Lunch at Vinny Vanucche's Galena

Enjoy a little taste of Italy at Vinny Vanucchi’s, featuring piping-hot garlic bread, salad and delicious Italian pasta selections.

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium Stingray

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Celebrate the river that runs through the three states you will be visiting on your tour. Learn about the Mississippi River through wildlife displays, hands on exhibits, 3D/4D theaters and more.

Mathias Ham House

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.

Day Three

​Explore Wisconsin treasures by visiting a grotto, brewery and the home of Dominican Sisters before returning to Dubuque.

Sinsinawa Mounds

Sinsinawa Mound

Enjoy a scenic drive to the home of the Dominican Sisters and tour their beautiful grounds, chapel and gift shop where you can purchase some of their delicious fresh handmade breads.

Potosi Brewery

Potosi Brewery

Explore this local craft brewery that is also home to The National Brewery Museum™. Tour the museum and explore the first beer memorabilia, artifacts and marketing techniques. Then take a tour of the brewery and watch how their craft brew is made. Top of the tour with a delicious all-American lunch. Be sure to try their pretzels and Wisconsin beer cheese paired with one of their homemade brews.


Dickeyville Grotto

This grotto is a unique and beautiful shrine that was erected without a blueprint between 1925-1930 by Father Mathhias Werenus.

eagle point park dubuque

Eagle Point Park

Take advantage of the natural beauty of our landscapes when you visit Eagle Point Park. Situated on the majestic bluffs of the Mississippi, this 164-acre park offers one of the best views overlooking the Mississippi River and Lock and Dam #11.

Breitbach's Country Dining

Breitbach's Country Dining

The Tri-State Area is home to a lot of firsts and oldest. Experience Iowa’s oldest bar and restaurant located right outside Dubuque in Balltown. This restaurant serves up one of the best country-style buffet’s around. Still hungry? Be sure to order one of their homemade delicious pies.

Day Four

Wrap up the trip with nature and coffee as you wind down your visit to the Tri-States.

boy laughing arboretum dubuque

Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Enjoy the crisp morning air and take a stroll through the peaceful gardens at the Dubuque Arboretum. Choose from a variety of gardens including Hosta’s, Rose, English, Japanese and more.

Verena Street Coffee

Verena Steet Coffee

Before departing Dubuque, Iowa enjoy a local brew. Visit this brand new, state of the art facility and taste the flavors of their fresh roasted coffee, then tour the facility where the beans are roasted and packaged.

Find More

For more unique experiences: in the Tri-States be sure to check out Tri-State Tourism at