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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

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

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 River Rides

The Spirit of Dubuque, Iowa'

Dubuque, IA Excursions



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

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

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

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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