Dubuque is a city in the State of Iowa, and is situated next to the Mississippi River. The current city of Dubuque is named after Julien Dubuque. It is one of the few big cities in Iowa with hills, and is home to a big tourist industry
1. Take a cable car ride: This is a unique cable car owned by the Freelon Place Elevator Company which takes visitors up a hill side to 189 feet. The original cable car was built in 1882 and got burned three times. The view from the top is breath taking.
2. Go to a casino on a riverboat: Should one recall the numerous stories of gamblers who traveled the Mississippi river and earned their livelihood by gambling and if one decides to visit those times, then a visit to the Diamond Jo Casino is worthwhile.
3. Visit Victorian Houses: There are some unique 18th and 19th century houses in Dubuque and if one is interested in looking at old colonial architecture, then take a tour of some lovely old mansions and see an ancient clock tower.
4. Go ghost hunting: Take a most unusual tour with the Muddy Ghost Hunters. They will give visitors a tour of haunted houses and other ghostly locations.
5. Travel the Mississippi on a car ferry: Enjoy the scenic view along the Mississippi River by taking a car ferry. The natural flora and fauna is unspoiled and is ideal for people who are nature lovers.