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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

Diamond Jo Casino

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

Dubuque, IA Casinos

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

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



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

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

Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

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

Dubuque, IA Water Parks

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

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