Dubuque, Iowa is a one-of-a-kind city – located on the banks of the Mississippi, it provides unparalleled views and a tourism scene rich in culture and history. It can be hard to know where to start if you’re there for the first time. But, the good news is, in one case you don’t have to choose. That’s because two of the best attractions in Dubuque are only a few minutes away from each other. Combining a tour of a family-friendly museum and aquarium with one of the most unique and exciting rides anywhere in Iowa, this is one family outing you won’t want to miss.

Have you experienced these two unique attractions? What are your picks for the best attractions in Dubuque? Let us know in the comments section. You can find out more about the attractions at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium website and the Fenelon Place Elevator Co. website. If you want a one-of-a-kind meal to go with your day trip, consider this charming waterfront winery.

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