Destination guide

Historical Dubuque will entice you

Take a holiday to Dubuque and enjoy the area's museums, history and festivals. This city's riverfront, casino gaming and shopping draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Dubuque

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Dubuque a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Matter Creative Center (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Dubuque Welcome Center (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Bunker Hill Golf Course (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • The Meadows Golf Club (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Sundown Mountain (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Dubuque

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Dubuque is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Eagle Point Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Mines of Spain Recreation Area (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Crystal Lake Cave (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Horseshoe Mound (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve (16 mi / 25.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Dubuque

Fly into Dubuque, IA (DBQ-Dubuque Regional), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Dubuque?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 276 holiday lettings around Dubuque. From 10 Cabins to 167 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Dubuque?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Dubuque. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mines of Spain Recreation Area: 262 holiday lettings
  • Matter Creative Center: 200 holiday lettings
  • Fourth Street Elevator: 193 holiday lettings
  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium: 245 holiday lettings
  • Bell Tower Theater: 40 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Dubuque listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Dubuque?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 10 Cabins in Dubuque. Our other popular types of Dubuque holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 167 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 10 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 14 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dubuque?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 227 holiday homes with pool available in Dubuque. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.