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Meet the Uncommon in Dubuque, Iowa (Sponsored)

When your group meets on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River in Dubuque, IA, they will experience uncommon meeting spaces, relaxing historic spaces, the faces of famous MasterChef’s and Top Chef contestants and a landscape unlike any other in the Midwest.

Fenelon Place Elevator Company

At one time the Millwork District in the city of Dubuque was the manufacturing center for the city. Today this space has been revitalized and now feature elegant ballrooms, a growing retail scene and restaurants owned by MasterChef season 9 winner Gerron Hurt and Bravo Top Chef contestant Kevin Sharpf. To top off your group’s experience here, stop in the Beercade at Backpocket Brewery and have some fun with ski ball or take up an old-fashioned game of Pac-Man or try your hand any one of over 30 games.

Kevin Scharpf of Brazen Open Kitchen | Bar

the Beercade at Backpocket Brewery

Meeting spaces at the Grand River Center are always on top. The 30,000 square foot exhibit hall is fully carpeted and offers groups the chance to break down the space int o 18,000 square feet and 12,000 square feet. River views are spectacular on the second floor prefunction space. Exhibitors flock to this area to enjoy the view and great conversations with conference guests. An additional 12,000 square foot ballroom and 7 breakout spaces are always ready to welcome groups as well on the second floor. And don’t forget about River Room. This meeting space is perhaps one of the most beautiful along the entire Mississippi River. Totaling 86,000 square feet of space, the Grand River Center is certainly one of the most unique on the upper Mississippi.


Over 1,800 hotel rooms dot the community. From national chains to locally owned historic boutiques, Dubuque is filled with locations that are ready to welcome your guests at the end of a long day.

And when it comes to unique team building ideas, make sure you check with the experts at Travel Dubuque.  “Our team loved the Amazing Race Dubuque scavenger hunt. When the first team arrived at the Hotel Julien, you’d have thought that the Cubs won the series there was so much yelling and screaming! Thanks again for everything! You made this all so easy for us! The Amazing Race Dubuque rocks! Hope to work with you again in the future,” Timothy Patrick O’Leary, Prudential Retirement, Hartford, CT.

No matter what you are looking to do, Dubuque, IA is ready to welcome you with a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a whole lot of fun.