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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 Symphony

Professional symphony performs five classic concerts in historic Five Flags Theater, pops concerts including St. Patrick's Pops, Independence Pops and Holiday Pops, two chamber concerts.

Dubuque, IA Symphonies

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

Diamond Jo Casino

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

Dubuque, IA Casinos


Mathias Ham House Historic Site

View Italianate limestone mansion, built in 1856 and authentically restored and furnished. Also visit 1833 double log house with hands-on exhibit.

Dubuque, IA Historic Sites

Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

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

Dubuque, IA Water Parks

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

Dubuque Museum of Art

Changing exhibitions of national, regional and local art.

Dubuque, IA Museums

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

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

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

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