Explore Dubuque, Iowa: Guest Blogger Katy Flint, of Flint & Co.

Katy Flint of Flint & Co. resides in Iowa and enjoys exploring her home state.

Katy FlintKaty is sharing one of her favorite Iowa river towns, Dubuque, Iowa. We enjoy what Dubuque has to offer and we hope you will find inspiration to plan a visit.

The Midwest is full of so many great destinations! We love finding those treasures that are close to home and Dubuque is at the top of our list for weekend getaways! While Dubuque has a rich history as “The place where Iowa started”, it is a modern and thriving community that offers a little something for everyone! Whether you are taking off on the weekend with the family or for a quiet couples weekend, you will find more than one thing to do while visiting this river town!

Eagle Point Park

Eagle Point Park definitely has something to offer for everyone! Spend hours watching the barges enter and exit, Lock & Dam #11 or explore the many pavilions. The kids can enjoy the playgrounds, green space, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, or the rock garden and fish pond! Adults will enjoy the beautiful and historic pavilions as well as the walking path that runs along the Mississippi River!

Fenelon Place Elevator

Whether you’re looking for a fun adventure with the kids or a romantic event with that someone special, the Fenelon Place Elevator won’t disappoint. Take a ride on the historic (as well as the world’s shortest, steepest scenic railway) as it raises 189 feet above the town of Dubuque.

 

Fenelon Place Dubuque

 

Then, enjoy the view from there! Kids will enjoy the historic elevator and the views are bound to be the perfect setting for a picture with your loved one!

National River Museum & Aquarium

This museum located right along with Mississippi River is a great place for kids to learn and have fun! Pet a stingray, watch the river otters swim, along with a large variety of fish! The kids can get up close and personal with the history of the river and its purposes including touring an old dredge barge, the Steamboat William Black! Don’t forget to visit the remote-control bumper boats and the gift shops!

Hotel Julien Dubuque

If you’re looking for a place to stay, look no further than the Hotel Julien Dubuque.  It has had a place in Dubuque for over 130 years and thanks to a $33 million renovation recently, it is simply gorgeous and a part of history you don’t want to miss!  If you take the kiddos, there is a great pool for them to enjoy and if you’re making it a romantic weekend, make sure to catch a treatment at the Potosa Spa or a drink from the Riverboat Lounge!

Whether you’re looking to spend a family weekend or a romantic getaway, Dubuque will not disappoint!  From nature to history, there is something to fit everyone and every agenda!

Thanks Katy, as we always enjoy what you bring to us, in regards to midwest travel. It looks like Katy enjoyed Dubuque as much as you loved your experience in Branson, Missouri.