top of page

There is so much to see and do in downtown Dubuque!

Family Fun

American Lady Cruises

   Create lasting memories on a Mississippi River ride. They specialize in 1.5 to 2-hour public cruises that include complimentary catering.

Backpocket Dubuque | Pins and Pixels

   A taphouse with a retro arcade and duckpin bowling. Bring your quarters!

Bee Branch Creek Greenway

    This is part of our community’s infrastructure to control flooding, but it also serves as a beautiful linear park.

Calico Bean Market

    A retail store filled with candy, spices, coffee, and much more.

Carnegie-Stout Public Library

   A vital resource that educates, informs, enriches, empowers, and entertains. Carnegie-Stout Public Library (C-SPL) has been serving the Dubuque community since 1902. Its collection of more than 240,000 items is comprised of print, audio/video materials, and various online resources including e-books, digital magazines, streaming movies, research databases, and more.

Cherry Lanes Bowling

   Knockdown some pins at Cherry Lanes, the Diamond Jo Casino’s spectacular 30-lane bowling alley. Or reserve Alley Cat VIP Lanes, an ideal intimate setting for your next gathering.

Clock Tower

   The perfect spot for a selfie! Originally erected in 1873, atop a building on Main Street, the clock was moved to the Plaza in 1971.

Creative Adventure Lab

   Self-guided, experiential learning activities that promote creativity by challenging visitors to design, test, and iterate on ideas through hands-on play. Or, choose from their selection of ceramic items and paint your own pottery. Available anytime they're open.

Dubuque Bowling Lanes

   Have some "spare" time? Try out this modern bowling alley with a full service snack bar. 

Dubuque Museum of Art 

   Dubuque's Art Museum is the oldest cultural institution in Iowa. You're invited to come enjoy their exhibits. Take advantage of the world-class art in our area.

Fenelon Place Elevator

   The world's shortest and steepest railroad! Rides are just a few dollars, round trip.

Fischer Lanes & Lounge Bowling

  Dubuque's oldest bowling alley, offering affordable family entertainment for over 80 years! It's also uniquely located on the 5th floor of a historic building.

Five Flags Center

   This multi-purpose facility was named for the five flags of countries that have, at one point in time, flown over the city of Dubuque. It hosts live entertainment from sports to music, comedy and conventions!

Freddie’s Popcorn Company

    From the minute you walk in the door the aroma of the popcorn will stimulate your taste buds. Since they pop all their popcorn daily in the store you are guaranteed deliciously fresh popcorn!

Grand Harbor Waterpark 

   Play year-round and get wet and wild in our 25,000 square foot indoor waterpark that offers a variety of rides and attractions for teenagers, kids, pint-sized toddlers and the young at heart. 

Heritage Trail 

   Explore the Upper Midwest's most scenic all-season trail. Discover the rugged beauty that welcomes thousands of bicyclists and hikers each year.

Mississippi Riverwalk

   Our Riverwalk is enjoyed every month of the year. The view of the river is spectacular. Enjoy a walk or jog, a leisurely stroll with your leashed pet or just sit and enjoy the view at one of many special spots along the walk. The flowers and landscaping provide color spring through fall.

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

   Part aquarium, part museum, part science center, this is where history and our rivers come alive!

River Lights Bookstore

   A locally owned, independent bookstore. They offer a selections of books, toys, greeting cards, and gifts.

Shot Tower

  The Shot Tower consists of a tapered square-cut masonry hollow column form. The whole structure stands 120'5" above the current ground level. Learn about its history and how it operated.

Sweet Memories Ice Cream Parlor 

  This seasonal sweet shop sits at the bottom of the Fenelon Place Elevator. Ride the elevator, then stop in for a treat!

bottom of page