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  Dubuque City Facts  
CountryUSA (United State of America)
StateIowa
CountyDubuque County
Total Area27.7 sq miles
Lat Long Coordinates38.2008° N, 84.8733° W
Time ZoneEST (UTC−05:00)
Area Code563
LanguageEnglish
Major ReligionRoman Catholic, Christian
MuseumsNational Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
UniversitiesUniversity of Dubuque
Official Websitewww.cityofdubuque.org/

Tourist attractions:
  • Crystal Lake Cave
  • The Mines of Spain Recreation Area
  • Sundown Mountain
Airports:
Dubuque Municipal Airport

The city of Dubuque is the oldest and most important city in the state of Iowa. Being at the meeting point of 3 big states, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois, Dubuque has emerged as quite a significant metropolitan area in Midwest US. The city is not just administratively important but in some other spheres too like culture, education, business and commerce the city has gained enough importance which makes it the most preferred city for relocation in the area. Hence, currently a city survey has shown the population to be escalating to 92,384. Being the oldest of all cities in Iowa, Dubuque also holds greater historical significance and history records how important the city was to bring settlement into the area, this is the reason why it is simultaneously also referred to as the "Key City".

Dubuque is one of the rare cities in the area which has been blessed with divine natural beauty. Situated amidst picturesque hills, tourism prospects have sky-rocketed in the city and with passing years the number of tourists visiting the city is also increasing. Educationally, Dubuque was always a very progressive and the city has numerous prestigious higher education institutions where students come to pursue quality education.

Hotels:
Dubuque offers a wide variety of hotels ranging from cheap to luxurious. There are also hotels, which are the usual hangout of the locals. Some of the luxurious hotels in the city include Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Dubuque, Super 8 Dubuque/Galena, Best Western Midway Hotel, Heartland Inn - Dubuque West, Hampton Inn Dubuque and America's Best Inn Dubuque.

Places to Visit:
The city has several historically important buildings such as the Fourth Street Elevator- funicular railway, Dubuque County Courthouse-with its Beaux Arts architecture, Julien Dubuque Bridge -a National Historic Landmark, Shot Tower- used to produce lead shot. National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Fred W Woodward Riverboat Museum, Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Eagle Point City Park and the Mines of Spain State Recreation Area are the interesting spots in the city. The beautiful landscape of the city is really pleasing to the eyes. Biking, skating, boating, canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, swimming, hiking trails are the outdoor adventures of the city that can be enjoyed by the tourists.

Last Updated On: March 19, 2013
Iowa Travel Guide