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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

Dubuque Museum of Art

Changing exhibitions of national, regional and local art.

Dubuque, IA Museums

Cable Car Square

Cable car elevator, charming shops, boutiques and eateries.

Dubuque, IA Cable Cars

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

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

Dyer-Botsford Victorian House & Doll Museum

Tour this 1850 Victorian home, decorated circa 1870-1900. Doll museum has more than 1000 dolls. Also see hand-carved miniature circus, replica of 1850 castle, German feather Christmas tree, and war memorabilia.

Dyersville, IA Museums


Dubuque Greyhound Park and Casino

Play 1,000 of the newest and most popular slot machines. Live greyhound racing from May through October; simulcast races year-round. Restaurant, banquet facilities, concessions, bar.

Dubuque, IA Casinos

Mines of Spain Recreation Area

State wildlife area offers 1,387 acres of forest and tallgrass prairie along the Mississippi River. Designated watchable wildlife area and urban wildlife sanctuary with excellent birdwatching. 14

Dubuque, IA Recreation

Left and Center Field of Dreams

Original site of the filming of the movie Field of Dreams in 1988. Play ball, run the bases, and walk out of the corn like the ghosts in the movie. Souvenirs and snacks available.

Dyersville, IA Baseball Fields


Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Annual and perennial flowers and vegetables, prairie grasses and wildflowers, water gardens, waterfalls, and ornamental plantings. English formal garden, dwarf conifers. Award-winning rose gardens, 850 varieties of hostas. Garden Gift Shop, "Music in the Gardens" events.

Dubuque, IA Arboretums

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