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Dubuque, Iowa: Big City Charm in a Small City Setting (Sponsored)

With a little bit of this and a little bit of that, Dubuque, IA is ready to welcome guests to explore Iowa’s oldest city. Meet during the day in historic warehouses featuring modern amenities. Dine at night next to one of the world’s most famous rivers. And be entertained in a Smokestack or Dungeon.

Dubuque offers groups a chance to meet next to the mighty Mississippi River or inside one of its historic warehouse buildings. At each turn, spacious ballrooms, plenty of breakout space, and the amenities groups need to ensure a successful event abound.

Historic Millwork District

Break up your day of meetings and education with a tour of Dubuque. Learn about the amazing history of where the State of Iowa was started. Dive into the stories of one of 40+ murals dotted throughout the downtown. Take a ride on the bluff aboard the shortest, steepest railway in the world. Or simply take a stroll along the famous Mississippi Riverwalk and watch as barges float by. The fresh air and historic sites are sure to engage your attendees.

the American Lady

When visitors walk into Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar they will see Bravo’s Top Chef Season 16 contestant Chef Kevin Sharpf working with this team to create made from scratch dishes that do not disappoint. In working with local farmers and businesses, Chef Sharpf’s team knows the importance of fresh, and it shows. Brazen Open Kitchen + Bar is just one of the many locally owned an operated restaurant that are ready to welcome your group after a day of gathering.

Chef Kevin Sharpf

After dinner, many conference attendees make their way to Dubuque’s lively night scene. Many will enjoy lively music and drinks on the rooftop patio at the historic Smokestack, before ending their day with a night cap at the Dungeon Bar. These are just a few of convention attendees (and locals) favorites.


Planners looking to gather in a space that features big city charm in a small city setting (and pricing) look no further than Dubuque, IA. It’s where Iowa started and where your group will start their next successful meeting or event.

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A Dubuque mural