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Winter Instagram Challenge

Take our Winter Instagram Challenge and capture as many of these moments as you can.

PHOTO: reneefisherandco

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Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend contacting the mentioned locations prior to visiting for updated hours or policies. The City of Dubuque and the State of Iowa are currently practicing face-covering mandates for those over two years of age in public spaces, as well as other practices that may impact your visit to Dubuque. For a summary of how this may affect visitors, please see updates here.

Sundown Mountain Resort Winter PHOTO: @jasonweinberger

Fresh Snowfall

Freshly fallen snow always makes things feel more magical. Snap a shot of the crisp white bounty #WhereIowaStarted including Washington Park, Swiss Valley, Mississippi Riverwalk, Mines of Spain, and Historic Main Street.

Sundown Mountain Dubuque

Hitting the Slopes

Whether you are taking in the majesty of the areas hills or looking to get an action shot of someone catching some air, some of the best places to get a photo is on the slopes at Sundown Mountain Resort.

Reflections in the Park PHOTO: @fallonmillerski

Holiday Lights

Whether you visit Reflections in the Park or cruise neighborhoods known for their light displays, holiday lights are always great Instagram content.

Mines of Spain Winter PHOTO: @mahoneyabby

Winter Hike

There is no shortage of beautiful paths that carve through the driftless area. Go for a hike and capture the awe-inspiring views at many area parks and trails, including Heritage Trail, Mines of Spain, Swiss Valley Park, and Interstate Power Park.

Street Art PHOTO: @trav.ayers

More Ideas

Here’s our full list of Instagram worthy winter spots you won’t want to miss!

1. Fresh Snowfall

2. Hitting the Slopes

3. Winter Hike

4. Holiday Lights

5. Reflections in the Park

6. Hot Cocoa

7. Ice Skating

8. Sledding

9. Local Brew

10. Historic Landmark

11. Street Art

12. Supper Club

13. Cozy Fire

14. River Views

15. Bald Eagle