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Dubuque Stands Apart

Most every community out there has something new, something different, something out of the ordinary that will catch the eye of planners. For communities, that can make it hard to stand out in a marketplace that's filled with possibilities.

So, what makes Dubuque, Iowa, stand apart?

We know it's our people. It's our group tour services. It's our community's historic past that keeps groups coming back.

Groups can take a tour of caskets being crafted, enjoy chocolates that People magazine has named the best in Iowa, touch a sting ray, jump in the mighty Mississippi River, indulge in a Turkey and Dressing Sandwich, and "become a Dubuquer by playing a hand of Euchre." That is just the top of the list.

But don't take our word for it. We are here every day, promoting and boasting about the wonderful things we have! Take it from these planners:

"The Historic Progressive Dinner worked out very well. We had great compliments on your event! Thanks for taking such good care of our groups."
—Jeanne Burke, Village Tours 

"We love visiting Dubuque, and last year was no exception. The Our Iowa tours went very well."
—Steve Ulener, Country Travel Discoveries 

"I chose Dubuque as a destination because of the wonderful variety of tourist attractions. We look forward to every facet of the trip including the visit to the morning chant at the Trappist Monastery, our riverboat cruise, a traveling three-course Historic Progressive Dinner, a visit to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Fenelon Place Elevator. Whitney Sanger at the CVB has been phenomenal in all her help and assistance in planning our itinerary, suggesting restaurants and attractions."
—David Newton, Evergreen Striders 

Courtesy of Travel Dubuque. Plan your Dubuque visit by visiting, or contact Whitney Sanger at 563.845.7698.

Photo courtesy of Mark Hirsch.


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