Hop on over to the Iowa side of the Mississippi for some old river-town fun. Great Smithsonian affiliated museums as well as beautiful Victorian architecture will wow the whole family. There are also an abundance of restaurants, bars, and casinos to liven up your nightlife. All year round there are plenty of daytime activities. You can visit the Farmers’ market, go for a stroll down the river walk, have a picnic in a park, view the fall foliage from a cruise ship, go ice skating, or watch a hockey game. In Iowa, you’re in good hands.
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    American Lady

    Located on the waterfront of Catfish Charlie’s Restaurant. Sightseeing, lunch, happy hour cruises, dinner cruises, wedding events, group parties, theme cruises and private charters available through early November, weather permitting.

    1630 East 16th Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
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    American Trust & Savings Bank

    American Trust has been a community pillar since 1911. It has grown to strengthen the products, services, and financial management provided to clients while retaining the integrity and commitment that can only be found through a community bank. After three generations of growth, ATBancorp (originally incorporated as Amtrust, Inc.) was formed in 1985 to serve […]

    895 Main Street Dubuque, IA
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    Bell Tower Theater

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    2728 Asbury Road, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
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    Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

    Located along the Great River Road, Bellevue offers beautiful views of the Mississippi River from the bluffs of Bellevue State Park and a historic downtown with unique shopping, lodging and dining options.

    210 North Riverview Bellevue, IA
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    Catfish Charlies

    Enjoy one of the most unique dining experiences in the Tri-States with a breathtaking view of the Mississippi River. From Steaks to Seafood, Sandwiches and Cajun there’s a menu to delight any appetite! Open 7 days a week at 11am.

    1630 East 16th Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
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    Diamond Jo Casino

    The Diamond Jo Casino has over 975 of the hottest slots, as well as thrilling table games. The Diamond Jo features four dining venues, bars, live entertainment, nearly 5,000 square feet of banquet space and a bowling center.

    301 Bell Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
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    Dubuque County Conservation

    The Dubuque County Conservation Board consists of five County residents who are appointed by the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors and given, by terms of the State Code of Iowa, the responsibility “…to acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of the County [and its visitors] public parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreation centers, […]

    13606 Swiss Valley Road Peosta, IA
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    Dubuque Harley Davidson

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    145 North Crescent Ridge Dubuque, IA
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    Dubuque Museum of Art

    The Dubuque Museum of Art is Iowa’s oldest cultural institution, established in 1874, and located in the heart of downtown Dubuque. Our mission is to excite, engage, and educate through art.

    701 Locust Street, Dubuque, IA
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    Dubuque River Rides

    The SPIRIT is a replica of a century-old Mississippi River steamboat with decorative smokestacks, a scalloped canopy over its open-air deck, Victorian red and gold decor throughout the enclosed dining salon. The gangway and dining area are handicapped accessible for standard wheelchairs. Climb aboard The SPIRIT, a replica of a century-old Mississippi River steamboat with […]

    500 East 3rd Street Dubuque, IA
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    Fenelon Place Elevator

    Cable Car elevating passengers from 4th Street to Fenelon Place. Magnificent view of the Mississippi River and 3 states. Open daily 8am-10pm April 1 to November 30.

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    Figge Art Museum

    The Figge Art Museum is a premier art exhibition and education facility. Collection includes more than 3,500 paintings, sculptures, and works of art from the 16th century to the present. The Figge features some of the Midwest’s finest art collections, numerous traveling exhibits, and studio style-classrooms open to all who are looking to experience the […]

    225 West 2nd Street Davenport, IA
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    German American Heritage Center

    The German American Heritage Center was an immigrant hotel from 1861 and has evolved into a museum featuring two rotating exhibits and an interactive permanent exhibit where visitors explore immigration in the 1800s. Open Year Round: Tuesday – Sunday.

    712 West 2nd Street Davenport, IA
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    Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark

    Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark is the perfect spot for enjoying this beautiful and exciting destination area. Gather with friends in our Tony Roma’s Restaurant & Lounge, or slide into a whole new world of water fun in our 25,000 square foot indoor waterpark

    350 Bell Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
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    Holiday Inn Dubuque/Galena

    Experience the alluring culture of Dubuque, the “Masterpiece on the Mississippi,” from our inviting hotel’s property. Situated near the Diamond Jo Casino and eight miles from Dubuque Regional Airport, the pet-friendly Holiday Inn® Dubuque / Galena hotel is near stunning riverfront scenery, thrilling attractions and bustling corporate areas of downtown. For guests visiting Dubuque, Iowa […]

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    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Dubuque

    Located just six miles from historic downtown Dubuque, the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Dubuque West is the perfect pick for hotels in Dubuque, IA. Nature enthusiasts, students, vacationers and business travelers alike appreciate our convenient locale. Leisure guests love our hotel’s Dubuque, Iowa location in the West End, just minutes from attractions like […]

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    Hotel Julien Dubuque

    Hotel Julien Dubuque is an elegant boutique hotel that marries modern amenities with historic charm in the heart of the Old Main District. Visit us for the ultimate in relaxation and sophistication.

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    Inspire Cafe

    Inspire Café is a coffee, tea, and wine bar committed to creating and celebrating inspiration, connection, and community. This café which is located in the historic Millwork District has much to offer including premium espresso drinks & teas, smoothies, wine & beer, breakfast sandwiches, pastries, lunch and lite Bites and so much more

    955 Washington Street Suite 105 Dubuque, Iowa 52001
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    Jackson County Historical Society

    The Jackson County Historical Society was founded April 25, 1903 when prominent citizens in the county met in Maquoketa. The nine men were: George L. Mitchell, businessman Harvey Reid, businessman, county treasurer, and local historian J.W. Ehlers W.C. Gregory, realtor James Fairbrother H.S. Littell Dr. A. B. Bowen D.A. Fletcher Will Cundill, legendary photographer They […]

    1212 East Quarry Street Maquoketa, IA
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    Lockmaster's House Heritage Museum

    Lock and Dam #10 was completed in 1937. Located at Guttenberg, Iowa on the mighty Mississippi, this lock and dam system is still in operation today, ensuring a river channel depth of nine feet. Between 1938 and 1973, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers required the dam’s lockmaster and assistant lockmaster to live on site, […]

    10 Lock & Dam Lane Guttenberg, IA
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    Mathias Ham House

    Capture the flavor of life along the Mississippi during the golden era of steamboating. Mathia’s Ham, one of Dubuque’s earliest entrepreneurs, built his estate in 1856 predominately through his lead mining endeavors. The stately country villa stands today as a living reflection of its wealthy builder. Inside the homes elegant American and European furnishings exemplify […]

    350 East 3rd Street Dubuque, IA
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    Mystique Casino

    Unlimited Casino action! The action of nearly 1,000 slot machines. The challenge of 19 table games and the thrill of live racing. Please come join us at Champagne or Bon Appetit for a delicious bite to eat. We have it all.

    1855 Greyhound Park Road Dubuque, IA
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    National Farm Toy Museum

    The National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville, Iowa, “The Farm Toy Capital of the World,” is the place to visit! With thousands of toys, exhibits, and displays scattered throughout, the Museum lets visitors discover how farming has changed throughout the years and the history of the tractors that help make successful harvests happen. The Museum […]

    1110 16th Avenue Southeast Dyersville, IA
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    National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

    An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Enjoy dynamic aquariums, historical exhibits & stroll through the wetland and boatyard. Tour the William M.Black dredge boat and visit the other steamboat artifacts. Open Daily. The William Woodward Discovery Center This center is the national headquarters for the Mississippi River and is the only facility of its kind in […]

    350 East 3rd Street Dubuque, IA
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    National Motorcycle Museum

    Located in downtown Anamosa, IA, the Museum showcases more than a century of two-wheeled adventure! Featuring over 230 vintage motorcycles from around the world as well as antique toys, books, clothing, collectibles, artwork and more.

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    Old Jail Museum

    The jail was built in 1857 and is a rare example of egyptian revivalist architecture. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also an official National Landmark. The Old Jail Museum exhibits some of the Dubuque County Historical Society’s most unique and interesting artifacts. It’s one-of-a-kind collection pieces include the […]

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    Potter's Mill

    An historic grist mill in Bellevue Iowa home to Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ and The Inn at Potter’s Mill.

    300 Potter Drive Bellevue, IA
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    801 Bluff Street Dubuque, IA
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    Travel Dubuque

    Experience the magic of winter along the Mississippi River! Ski the slopes a top the historic bluffs that surround Iowa’s oldest community. Try your luck at state-of-the-art casinos or spend the day getting pampered at a posh spa. Discover the wonder of the majestic Mississippi through interactive displays and live animals at a Smithsonian affiliated […]

    300 Main Street, Suite 120 Dubuque, IA
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    Union-Hoermann Press

    Union-Hoermann Press was established in 1894. That’s right, 1894! Our customers come in all shapes and sizes — from John Deere and McGraw-Hill, to the corner flower shop. Union-Hoermann Press has always been focused on you, the customer. Our experienced Print Consultants take the time to discuss your projects with you, and provide a wealth […]

    2175 Kerper Boulevard Dubuque, IA
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