National Mississippi Museum and Aquarium3rd St./Ice Harbor, Dubuque, 563-557-9545.
Chart a course through gators, otters, fish and more. Working riverboats, freshwater aquariums, a wetland nature trail, barge theater, tough pools, live animals and living history presentations celebrate the colorful history of America's most powerful waterway. Become a barge pilot, control the river's locks and dams and get up-close and personal with live critters. Open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm with group rates available and extended summer hours Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day 1:00am to 5:00pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
National Farm Toy MuseumLocated at Hwys. 20 and 126, 1110 16th Ave., SE, Dyersville, 563-875-272.
This museum, located in the "Farm Toy Capital of the World", offers an array of farm toys, trucks, banks, and other toys of interest to both the serious collector and casual visitor. Farm scenes illustrate the importance of agriculture throughout history to present day. Visit our 45-seat thater and enjoy the "Toys to Treasures" 10-minute movie.
Crystal Lake CaveThree miles south of Dubuque on Hwy. 52, 7699 Crystal Lake Cafe Dr., Dubuque, 563-556-6451.
A Great American Show Cave, this is a natural living cave with a panoramic view of beautiful, intricate and rare formations. Open in May on weekends, 9:00am to 5:00pm; Memorial day to Labor Day, daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm; Labor day to mid-October, weekdays from 11:00am to 5:00pm and weekends through October, 9:00am to 5:00pm On-site picnic grounds and gift shop. Last tour one hour before closing.
Q Casino1855 Greyhournd Park Dr., Dubuque, 563-582-3647 or 563-373-3647.
Located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River with 1,000 of the newest and most popular slot machines, table games and live poker! Open year-round and 24 hours on Friday and Saturday. Free admission and valet parking. food and beverages area available at Champagne and Bon Appetit. Come out and play!
Dubuque Diamond Jo Casino
3rd st./Ice Harbor, Dubuque, 563-690-4800
The Diamond Jo Casino is the Midwest's premier entertainment destination. 1,000 slots and video games, 18 table games and a live poker room provide the best gaming action. Dine in a cozy fireside atmosphere at Woodfire Grille or stop at Kitch Buffet for a variety of entree options. Live entertainment in Mississippi Moon Bar includes Laughing Moon Comedy Club on Wednesdays, Dueling Pianos on Thursdays and live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays. Stop by Cherry Lanes, where bowling is more than a spectator sport. Then pull up a chair and grab a beer at Mojo's Sports Bar.
Fenelon Place Elevator512 Fenelon Pl., Dubuque, 563-582-6496.
Also known as the 4th Street Elevator and the world's shortest, steepest, scenic railway. Erected in 1882, the lift is 296 feet in length and elevates passengers 189 feet from 4th Street to Fenelon Place. Magnificent view of Iowa, illinois and Wisconsin. Open from 8:00am to 10:00pm, April through November 30.
Dubuque Museum of Art7th St. at Washington Park, Dubuque, 563-557-1851
The Dubuque Museum of Art offers exciting exhibitions of national and regional artists as well as a variety of educational programs through the year. The museum is open to the public; admission is by donation. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 4:00pm; closed Monday.
General Zebulon Pike Lock & Dam (No. 11)Lock & Dam Rd., Dubuque, 563-582-0881.
A beautiful structure operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the dam was completed in 1937. It measures 4,818 feet in length and contains 16 gates. Complimentary Sunday tours are available at 2:00pm, Memorial day through Labor Day.
The Port of Dubuque MarinaThe Port of Dubuque Marina is located at mile 579.4 on the Upper Mississippi River, inside the Ice Harbor of Dubuque, Iowa. the docks can accommodate boats of up to 100 feet in length. Dock rentals are by the hour or overnight, for up to ten consecutive days. This city of Dubuque facility includes a total of 70 tgransient slips, consisting of forty-six 30-foot slips, twenty 40-foot slips, and four 50-foot slips. The facility includes water, 30 or 50 amp electrical connections, a fuel dock with gas and diesel fuels and sanitary pump-out station. During the boating seasons, the docks are secured 24 hours a day by two entry/exit locations, each with an 80-foot, ADA-compliant access gangway. Guests are asked to register with marina staff upon arrival. A universally accessible amenities building is home to the marina store and office, a boater shower suite with laundry and public restrooms. The marina store carries a variety of convenience items, marine supplies, accessories and tourism information. for more information please call 563-582-5524.