Area Attractions

  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
    The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is one campus with two centers: the Mississippi River Center and the National River Center. Take advantage of your admission bracelet, which we will honor for two consecutive days, to explore the entire campus and all we have to offer at both centers!

  • Dubuque River Rides
    Climb aboard The SPIRIT, a replica of a century-old Mississippi River steamboat with decorative smokestacks, a scalloped canopy over its open-air deck, Victorian decor in the enclosed dining salon, that is handicap accessible and serves delicious meals.

  • Fenelon Place Elevator
    The World's Shortest and Steepest Scenic Railway! Located in Cable Car Square. Ride the elevator 189 feet to Fenelon Place for a spectacular view of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.

  • Galena, Illinois - only 15 miles away
    Nearby Galena, Illinois, offers a mix of rich history as well as beautiful scenery and exciting attractions. Enjoy championship level golf courses, take tours through the town's historic sites and museums, hike, bike or drive through the scenic walks and along the riverbanks. There is also a local farmer’s market to pick up locally grown goods.