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Dubuque is the ninth biggest city in Iowa with a population of 57,637 according to the 2010 census. Dubuque is just about an hour drive north of the Quad Cities and three hours west of Chicago. In 2010 Dubuque was named as one of the best places to raise a family in the country. Dubuque sits along the Iowa side of the Mississippi River and has close ties with East Dubuque, located on the Illinois side. While still growing quickly Dubuque still embraces its small town warmth and friendliness around the community.


The Dubuque area was part of the region explored by Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet in 1673. France initially laid claim to the area but ceded control to Spain in 1763. The first European-American settler of Dubuque was Julien Dubuque, who arrived here in 1785. In 1788, Dubuque began mining the area’s deposits of lead. The area was acquired by the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Dubuque is the oldest city in Iowa. It was chartered in 1833 and incorporated in 1857. It became a center of the timber industry although mill working, boat building, brewing, and the railroad industry all made major contributions to the economy. Industrial activity dominated the city until late in the 20th century. Since then tourism and high-technology businesses have taken the lead. Lock and Dam 11 is located just north of Dubuque on the Mississippi River.

Dubuque Community

Dubuque is a very active river community with lots of events and activities going on along the river during the warmer seasons. The community is proud of the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium and the many historic buildings, they have to offer. The community supports the sports teams from the four colleges in Dubuque along with the minor league hockey team the Dubuque Fighting Saints. It is also a major tourist destination where visitors can enjoy an in-door water park, riverboat gambling, and a museum associated with the Smithsonian all at the Port of Dubuque.

Attractions and Entertainment

Dubuque features many things to do to keep their residents busy. From endless activities along the river, learning about Dubuque’s heritage, casinos, river cruises and outdoor activities to sports and rec, arts, shopping and night life. One large event Dubuque has each year that attracts many visitors from the surrounding areas is the city’s Fourth of July celebration, which actually takes place on the third of July, along the Mississippi River. Sundown Mountain west of town and Chestnut Mountain located in nearby Galena, IL are great places to visit for skiing enthusiasts. The Diamond Jo Casino and Mystique Casino are perfect options for gaming enthusiasts. The city includes many historic buildings, sites, and museums, and you can enjoy horse drawn carriage rides throughout the downtown. The city of Dyersville, 20 miles west of Dubuque is home to the National Farm Toy Museum and the world famous Field Of Dreams Movie Site.

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600 Star Brewery Drive, Suite, 300, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Phone Number: 563-583-4550

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