With a little bit of this and a little bit of that, Dubuque, IA offers large city amenities and services in a small city atmosphere with affordability. Located at the Tri-States of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois, Dubuque is the oldest city in Iowa, and perhaps one of its most progressive.
Transformations throughout the community’s historic districts, riverfront and industrial parks coupled with the community’s sustainability efforts, have brought national recognition repeatedly to where Iowa started. In fact, the National Civic League has named Dubuque an All-America City five times in just 12 years. The White House has named Dubuque a “Climate Action Champion.” USA Today’s 10Best has named Dubuque’s Riverwalk as one of the top 10 in the country. And the list goes on.
Visitors to Dubuque rave about opportunities for education, fun and dining, and that is not even inside the meeting room! Dubuque’s two Smithsonian affiliates, the shortest, steepest railway in the world and opportunities to cruise the mighty Mississippi River are just steps away from meeting venues that offer state-of-the art services and unique meeting packages.
When it comes to planning a meeting, Dubuque’s Grand River Center offers over 86,000 square feet of space filled with exhibit hall space (did you know it’s already carpeted so no extra charge for that), ballroom and breakout space. Close by you will find over 500 hotel rooms ready to be filled with your guests and evening entertainment opportunities galore. National chain and locally owned boutique properties also offer plenty of meeting spaces for smaller groups.
Getting to this community is also convenient. Arrive via the Dubuque Regional Airport. Drive in on four lane roads. Or, park your boat in the beautiful Port of Dubuque Marina.
Dubuque is ready to welcome you and your attendees, contact Travel Dubuque to learn more or to book an opportunity to explore for yourself.
Grand River Center
Hotel Julien Dubuque
Holiday Inn Dubuque
Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center
Hilton Garden Inn
Grand Harbor Resort – 193 hotel rooms
Hotel Julien Dubuque – 133 hotel rooms
Holiday Inn Dubuque – 193 hotel rooms
Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center – 150 hotel rooms
Hilton Garden Inn – 116 hotel rooms
Live entertainment and gaming at the Diamond Jo Casino or the Q Casino
“Beercade” at Backpocket Brewery
Winery and Brewery Tours
Riverboat cruising on the mighty Mississippi River
Restaurants and bars offer live music
Sky Tours Zip Line
In the winter, take it to the slopes at Sundown Mountain Ski Resort