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Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House is the oldest theater in Dubuque and was built in 1889-1890 at an estimated cost of $65,000. Done in the Richardsonian architectural style, the original facade consists of St. Louis brick facing with Bayfield red sandstone trim. Dubuque'

Dubuque, IA Opera Houses

Fenelon Place Elevator

Also known as the Fourth Street Elevator, this is the world's shortest, steepest scenic railway. Erected in 1882, the lift is 296 feet in length, elevating passengers 189

Dubuque, IA Historic Buildings

Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

Mississippi River-themed indoor waterpark, with 25,000 square feet of family fun. Indoor/

Dubuque, IA Water Parks

Basilica of St. Francis Xavier

Also known as the pope's church, this fine example of true medieval Gothic architecture was designated a basilica in 1956. Home to 5,000 parishioners, it has 212-foot twin spires and 64-stained glass windows.

Dyersville, IA Historic Churches

Tri-County Historical Society Museum

Exhibit features Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Urban "Red" Faber. One-room school, narrow gauge railroad car, bell collection, artifacts and archives from Dubuque, Jones and Jackson counties.

Cascade, IA Museums

Cable Car Square

Cable car elevator, charming shops, boutiques and eateries.

Dubuque, IA Cable Cars

Diamond Jo Casino

Year-round gambling on this excursion boat, with slot machines, video poker, craps, roulette, blackjack and poker.

Dubuque, IA Casinos

National Farm Toy Museum

Newly-expanded museum has two floors with 30,000 farm toys and trucks on display. Diorama illustrates the history and importance of agriculture. Theater offers 10-minute movie.

Dyersville, IA Museums

Dubuque River Rides

The Spirit of Dubuque, Iowa'

Dubuque, IA Excursions



Crystal Lake Cave

Take a guided tour through over 3,000 feet of well-lit passageways, showing nature's crystal menagerie and intricate formations. Gift shop and picnic grounds also on site.

Dubuque, IA Tours

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