Explore top attractions and fun things to do in Dubuque, Iowa

Base yourself in one of the comfortable rooms at the Country Inn & Suites, Dubuque, IA for easy access to a wealth of popular things to do, including skiing at Sundown Mountain Resort. It’s just a 10-minute drive to restaurants, theaters, and museums in downtown Dubuque. Kids can learn about the historical significance of the great Mississippi and meet river-dwelling critters at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. Nearby, you can try your luck at the waterfront Diamond Jo Casino or Q Casino. Crazy about baseball? Take a detour to nearby Dyersville to snap selfies at the field that was featured in the movie Field of Dreams.

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Sundown Mountain Resort

4.31 mi / 6.94 km from the hotel
This popular skiing destination is home to 21 scenic trails with runs for guests of all skill levels.

Crystal Lake Cave

7.37 mi / 11.86 km from the hotel
Open from May to October, this stunning natural cave contains stalactites, stalagmites, and other dramatic crystal formations. After a guided tour of the cave, you can stop for lunch in the shaded picnic area.

Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

2.86 mi / 4.61 km from the hotel
Experience the gorgeous array of trees and natural flora at this arboretum. You can relax in the Japanese garden or observe the surrounding beauty while enjoying a free concert on select nights.

Dubuque Museum of Art

3.64 mi / 5.86 km from the hotel
In addition to presenting contemporary exhibitions, this museum houses more than 2,200 pieces in its permanent collection, which focuses on 20th-century American Regionalism.

Field of Dreams Movie Site

16.04 mi / 25.82 km from the hotel
Visit the actual location where the iconic, Academy Award–nominated movie was shot.

Five Flags Center

3.76 mi / 6.05 km from the hotel
Home to a restored 1910 theater and a 4,000-seat arena, the expansive Five Flags Center hosts sports events, concerts, and other shows.

The Grand Opera House

3.73 mi / 6.01 km from the hotel
Enjoy a night on the town when you get tickets to a hit musical, a classic ballet, or a play in this elegant venue.

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

4.08 mi / 6.56 km from the hotel
Discover the history and ecology of the Mississippi River at this museum and aquarium, which features fish, wildlife, and interactive exhibits.

Eagle Point Park

5.49 mi / 8.84 km from the hotel
Located in Dubuque’s northeast corner, Eagle Point Park spans 164 acres on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and Lock and Dam No. 11. Stroll along the Riverwalk for amazing views of the majestic Mississippi and the tri-state area.