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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


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

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


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

Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

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

Dubuque, IA Water Parks

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

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


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

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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