Discover top attractions and fun things to do in Dubuque

Roughly 15 minutes from your hotel room at the Country Inn & Suites, you can discover a wealth of exciting things to do in downtown Dubuque, including shopping, dining, and attending seasonal events like Music on Main Street. To discover Iowa’s natural beauty in a unique way, admire the stalagmites at Crystal Lake Cave or take in commanding views of the Mines of Spain from the Julien Dubuque Monument. Even more outdoor fun awaits at Sundown Mountain Resort, a ski area boasting challenging runs, great dining, and live entertainment. If you’re feeling lucky, you can take on the tables at the waterfront Diamond Jo Casino or Q Casino. Baseball fans will want to take a detour to nearby Dyersville to snap selfies at the field that was featured in the movie Field of Dreams.

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Sundown Mountain Resort

4.31 mi / 6.94 km from the hotel
This popular skiing destination is home to 21 scenic trails for guests of all skill levels. You can warm up after your run with a hot chocolate at Molly’s Mountaintop Coffee.

Crystal Lake Cave

7.37 mi / 11.86 km from the hotel
Open from May to October, this stunning natural cave contains stalactites, stalagmites, and other dramatic crystal formations. After a guided tour of the cave, you can stop for lunch in the shaded picnic area.

Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

2.86 mi / 4.61 km from the hotel
Experience the gorgeous array of trees and natural flora at this arboretum. You can relax in the Japanese garden or observe the surrounding beauty while your kids explore the playground.

Dubuque Museum of Art

3.64 mi / 5.86 km from the hotel
In addition to presenting contemporary exhibitions, this museum houses more than 2,200 pieces in its permanent collection, which focuses on 20th-century American Regionalism.

Field of Dreams Movie Site

16.04 mi / 25.82 km from the hotel
Visit the actual location where the iconic, Academy Award-nominated movie was shot.

Five Flags Center

3.76 mi / 6.05 km from the hotel
Home to a restored 1910 theater and a 4,000-seat arena, the expansive Five Flags Center hosts sports events, concerts, and other shows.

The Grand Opera House

3.73 mi / 6.01 km from the hotel
Originally built in 1890, this iconic venue is on the National Register of Historic Places and hosts a variety of musical, live theater, and ballet performances.

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

4.08 mi / 6.56 km from the hotel
Discover the history and ecology of the Mississippi River at this museum and aquarium, which features fish, wildlife, and interactive exhibits.

Eagle Point Park

5.49 mi / 8.84 km from the hotel
Located in Dubuque’s northeast corner, Eagle Point Park spans 164 acres on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and Lock and Dam No. 11. Stroll along the Riverwalk for amazing views of the majestic Mississippi and the tri-state area.

Q Casino

5.07 mi / 8.16 km from the hotel
With nearly 1,000 slot machines, popular table games, and a dedicated poker room, Q Casino offers a game for everyone.

Diamond Jo Casino

4.09 mi / 6.59 km from the hotel
Situated in downtown Dubuque, Diamond Jo Casino offers a variety of table games and slot machines as well as on-site dining, bowling, and live entertainment.

Mines of Spain

4.55 mi / 7.32 km from the hotel
This popular recreation area, designated a National Historic Landmark, encompasses over 1,400 acres. Hike the nature trails, paddle on the Mississippi River, or check out the cross-country ski routes.