Dubuque, Iowa, USA

Dubuque is a city in and the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. The city lies at the junction of three states: Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, a region locally known as the Tri-State Area. It serves as the main commercial, industrial, educational, and cultural center for the area.

Attractions in Dubuque include the Julien Dubuque Bridge, the Shot Tower, which was used to produce lead shot and is one of the few such towers left in existence. Dubuque's Linwood Cemetery is noted for a number of famous people buried there, and the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens have won a number of awards. There are a number of notable parks, particularly Eagle Point Park and the Mines of Spain State Recreation Area.

Dubuque's waterfront features the Ice Harbor, where the Diamond Jo Casino and William M. Black are based. Recently the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, the Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, and the Grand River Event Center have been built just north of the Ice Harbor.

Things to See & Do

* National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
* Ham House Museum
* Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
* Dubuque River Rides
* Eagle Point Park

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 58,000 approx
Land Area – 68.6 km²
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The port of Dubuque is located on the Mississippi river within downtown Dubuque.

Travel Links – Dubuque is served by the Dubuque Regional Airport , located 7 mi (11 km) south of downtown. Air service is provided by American Eagle and Delta Connection connecting to and from Chicago O'Hare and Minneapolis/St. Paul respectively.

Dubuque can also be accessed by bus from Chicago, Madison, Wisconsin and the Des Moines.