Top things to do in Dubuque

Top Choice Museum in Dubuque

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Learn about life (of all sorts) on the Mississippi at this impressive museum, part of a vast riverfront development. Exhibits span steamboating, aquatic life and indigenous Mississippi River dwellers.
American in Dubuque

Brazen Open Kitchen

The poetic menus at this stylish amber-lit restaurant in the Millwork District are organized like so: roots + soil, flour + water, farm + fish. The resulting New American cuisine, which draws inspiration from around…
Nature Reserve in Dubuque

Mines of Spain Recreation Area

This vast expanse of Mississippi River Bluffland just south of Dubuque offers 12 miles of hiking trails with scenic overlooks, picnic facilities and even a wildlife observation blind. Head to the EB Lyons Interpreti…
Funicular in Dubuque

4th Street Elevator

Built in 1882, this funicular railway climbs a steep hill from downtown for huge views.