There Are More Than 350 Historic Buildings In This Special Iowa Town

Dubuque was Iowa’s very first town, so it’s easy to understand how so many historic buildings have been recognized here. More than 350 buildings in Dubuque — some standalone, and some as contributing structures to a district — have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take some time this spring to explore our first town and you’ll be amazed at what you may discover.

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What’s your favorite place to visit in Dubuque? No matter where you choose to spend your time, no trip to our river city is complete without a ride on the World’s Shortest And Steepest Scenic Railway, so get ready for a fun trip to the top!