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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 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

Cable Car Square

Cable car elevator, charming shops, boutiques and eateries.

Dubuque, IA Cable Cars

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


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

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

Sundown Mountain Ski and Snowboard Resort

Twenty-three beautiful trails through cedar forests. The 475-foot vertical drop is the highest in Iowa and southern Minnesota. Five chair lifts, two ski carpets, snow-making equipment and night lighting, free timed racing. Children'

Dubuque, IA Skiing

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


Inwood Wood Carving Exhibit

See many forms of woodcarving: clocks, figurines, chains, decoys, toys. See carved pieces of a full-size carousel; view an American Indian artifacts display, the 12 apostles and Iowa's largest carved clock.

Dyersville, IA Exhibits

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