- Our list of the best things to do in Dubuque, Iowa, features the top 66 nearby activities — including 28 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Dubuque, IA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 30 things to do within the city of Dubuque, IA , followed by 36 popular activities in nearby cities, including Galena, Platteville and Dyersville
Renovated during the Great Depression, Eagle Point Park overlooks the majestic Mississippi River at lock and dam number 11. Available activities include horseshoes, playgrounds, BBQ grills, tennis courts, and nature trails.
90% 2229 votes
350 East Third Street, Dubuque, IA MoreLess Info
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is the place to see marine life up close and personal. The aquarium includes the National River Center, which features a canal and river cave, along with sharks, rays and fish found in the Mississippi River.
93% 157 votes
8991 Bellevue Heights, Dubuque, IA 52003 MoreLess Info
Dubuque's Mines of Spain Recreation Area is a premier destination for wildlife watching. Located just south of the Dubuque city line, the Mines of Spain Recreation Area is frequently visited by bald eagles, hawks, deer and large rodents.
100% 72 votes
11764 John F. Kennedy Road, Dubuque, IA 52001 MoreLess Info
Featuring nine high-altitude zip lines, Sky Tours at YMCA Union Park Camp combines the thrill of ziplining with informative tours of the Union Park area. Visitors will hike and zipline through a tour of the historic park.
Led by an experienced local resident, Iowa Wine Tours allow visitors the opportunity to tour the local vineyards and sample the wines produced there. During the tours, guests observe the local vineyards and hear about the area's history.
Enjoy views of the majestic Mississippi River and historic architecture at Stone Cliff Winery. Taste five of Iowa's local wines, marvel at the original tin ceilings, and book a group tour of the wine making process.
Carnegie-Stout Public Library is the central library of the city that has books, movies, music, and programs for all age groups. There is also an on-site art gallery that highlights unique pieces by 19 local artists.
Wanting to bring art and culture to the patrons of Dubuque, Mindframe Theater presents a selection of independent art film as well as mainstream feature films. The theater is also available for private event and party rentals and offer a full concession stand to movie-goers.