Centrally located, Dubuque is easily accessible and is less than a 3-hour drive from Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison, and Des Moines. Surrounded by bluffs and located on the Mississippi River, Dubuque offers a beautiful landscape and wonderful outdoor experience beyond any sporting event.
The Port of Dubuque is the perfect place to stroll through the bygone days of Dubuque. Here you will find the Mississippi Riverwalk, the National Landmark Shot Tower, the Star Brewery building, and the renowned National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium—an impressive riverfront museum campus that showcases the history of Dubuque and the entire Mississippi River region, plus the animal and aquatic life of the Mississippi and Gulf waters.
Journey back to the late 1800s and travel by Dubuque’s original streetcar, the horse-drawn carriage. Daily narrated tours of five historic districts are offered and you can take a ride on the world-famous 4th Street Fenelon Place Elevator.
Taste the flavors that the Dubuque area has to offer. From a romantic dinner at a restored historic hotel, a quick bite at a coffee shop, to sampling the latest in local brews.
Year round, there is a lively mix of festivals, performances, and celebrations found in the Dubuque area.