Local Attractions

Local Attractions- 

Dubuque's never ending history is absolutely amazing and is a big part of why it is one of the most beloved city's in Iowa Here are a few historical must see stops to make!

  • Julien Dubuque Grave site is one of the most popular sites to see in town, it is situated at the top of a bluff in Mines of Spain with a beautiful view of the river and lots of history behind it 



  • Carnegie Stout Public Library was built in 1901 and contains some of the oldest most beautiful architecture in the city! Still used as a functional library today, in the new addition, but the history lives on! 

  • Fenelon Place Fourth Street Elevator is described as the worlds shortest, steepest scenic railway! Built in 1882 for use of a former state senator J.K. Graves and was open to the public in 1884 for just 5 cents per ride! You can start at the top of Fenelon place and take a ride down to historic cable car square or start at the bottom and ride up, you don not want to miss out on the fun to be had here! 



The things to do in Dubuque do not stop here- Here is a list of more Dubuque favorites to enjoy!

  • National Mississipi River Museum & Aquarium- One of Dubuques newest and biggest attractions features multiple exhibits, daily activities, 4D theater,  huge aquarium filled with the different species found in the might Mississippi and so much more! Visit them @ http://www.rivermuseum.com/ for more information! 
  • Mathias Ham House- History lives here, built in 1856 by one of Dubuques earliest entrepreneurs Mathias Ham. The Victorian lifestyle is undeniable in this elegant home! Walk the grounds to take in the log cabin, which is the oldest building in Iowa, along with a one room school house! Four tour info click here.
  • Up the road from the Ham House you will find historic Eagle Point Park- known for the waiting pool/fountain, gold fish pond, multiple party shelters, and breath taking river views including over looking the Lock & Dam! 
  • Crystal Lake Caves 2 million years in the making- Located just outside of Dubuque you will find the amazing caves filled with mineral formations that are still growing! Take a chance and visit the caves! http://www.crystallakecave.com/
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