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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

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

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


Things to do Museums near Dubuque, IA

Tri-County Historical Society Museum

Exhibit features Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Urban "Red" Faber. One-room school, narrow gauge railroad car, bell collection...

Buffalo Bill Museum/The Lone Star Steamer

Tribute to legendary native "Buffalo Bill" Cody, as well as a memorial to American Indians, pioneers, and steamboat days. Vie...

Anamosa Penitentiary Museum

Historic stone building on the prison grounds displays artifacts and historical information about Iowa's largest correctional...

Clinton County Historical Society Museum

Learn the story of early Mississippi-area settlers and the local lumber business. Period furniture and rare manually-powered...

Jackson County Historical Society Museum

Over 22,000 square feet of the unique heritage of Jackson County and pioneer development. Rotating exhibits, traveling displa...