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Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark’s central location, in the Port of Dubuque, IA, places you a short distance away from many of the area’s top activities and attractions. We’ve listed some of the highlights below. If you would like additional information about these or other things to do here in Dubuque, please ask us.

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

NATIONAL MISSISSIPPI RIVER MUSEUM & AQUARIUM

With a wide variety of entertaining and thought-provoking exhibits, you’ll never want to leave this museum and aquarium! From shows to activities that highlight life on the Mississippi River, there is no shortage of things to do and see.

Riverboat Twilight River Cruises

RIVERBOAT TWILIGHT RIVER CRUISES

Whether you just want to spend a relaxing day on the Mississippi River or you’re looking for a two-day overnight cruise, you’re sure to experience a fun and scenic adventure. 

Diamond Jo Casino Dubuque

DIAMOND JO CASINO

If you’re in a betting mood, the Diamond Jo Casino has all of the most popular games and sports betting.

The Grand River Center

THE GRAND RIVER CENTER

Every kind of event imaginable can take place at the Grand River Center. From conferences to weddings to fundraising banquets, this elegant venue has the capacity to accommodate any occasion.

Cherry Lanes Bowling Alley in Dubuque, IA

CHERRY LANES BOWLING

Knock down some pins at Cherry Lanes, the Diamond Jo Casino's spectacular 30-lane bowling alley. Or reserve Alley Cat VIP Lanes, an ideal intimate setting for your next gathering!

Stone Cliff Winery Exterior

STONE CLIFF WINERY

Looking for a place to wine and dine? The Stone Cliff Winery is a terrific option. Family owned and operated, this winery has a tasting room, music, delicious lunches and even a mystery dinner theater.

LaComa Golf Club in Dubuque, IA

LACOMA GOLF CLUB

Just minutes from downtown Dubuque, the Lacoma Golf Club is the ideal location to play this popular sport. You’ll enjoy the beautiful setting in the wooded hills of the Mississippi River valley as you play a round or two.

Sundown Mountain

SUNDOWN MOUNTAIN

During the winter months, Sundown Mountain is the dream for every skier and snowboarder. With 21 runs, two terrain parks and four lifts, you’ll have endless adventures on the slopes.

Chestnut Mountain

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN

If you enjoy being on the mountain year-round, then look no further. Chestnut Mountain has fun to offer each season. Overlooking the Mississippi River, you’ll find every type of mountain activity available to entertain you and your family.

Mines of Spain Recreation Area

MINES OF SPAIN RECREATION AREA

Whether you want to canoe, picnic or walk on some scenic trails, the Mines of Spain has a wide variety of activities to offer in a gorgeous setting.

Mystique Ice Area

MYSTIQUE ICE ARENA

If you like fun on the ice, then you’re in luck! The Mystique Ice Center has a wide array of on-ice activities to entertain you and your family. Strap on your skates for a great time! 

Fenelon Place Elevator

FENELON PLACE ELEVATOR

Interested in a beautiful view of Dubuque? Then make sure to take a Fenelon Place Elevator ride. Considered the world’s shortest, steepest scenic railway, you’ll be elevated 189 feet to see Dubuque’s historic business district, the Mississippi River and three other states.

Port of Dubuque Marina Dubuque, Iowa

PORT OF DUBUQUE MARINA

You can enjoy many of the city’s most popular places from the Port of Dubuque Marina. From the museum to the casino to numerous destinations in between, you’ll experience a variety of amazing attractions along the Mississippi Riverwalk.

Historic House Tour

HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR

Have a delicious taste of history! This tour will take you back to Dubuque’s elegant background, where you can visit some of the city’s beloved landmarks and enjoy a gourmet dinner.

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