Introduction to Dubuque, Iowa
Dubuque, Iowa is located 144 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is in Dubuque County. The population of the city is 57,686.
Dubuque is one of the oldest settlements of the region. Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet were the first Europeans who explored the area in 1673. France claimed the land in 1682 and named it as Louisiane, after the French King Louis XIV. Julien Dubuque was the first permanent settler and arrived in the city in 1785. In fact, the city was also renamed after him and was incorporated in 1833.
Dubuque and nearby Attractions
- Eagle Point Park
- Dubuque Arboretum
- Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
- Mathias Ham House Historic Site
- Crystal Lake Cave
- Mississippi River Museum
Things To Do In Dubuque
Dubuque hosts a number of events and festivals including the DubuqueFest, Winter Jazz & Blues Festival, Mississippi River Heritage Days, Dubuque County Fair, and Octoberfest Polka Festival every year. You can also visit the Louis Murphy Park, Dubuque Greyhound Park, Dubuque's Old Shot Tower Historical Marker, and McAleece Park and Recreation Complex. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Kennedy Mall. The Dubuque Museum of Art, Mines of Spain State Recreation Area, and Crystal Lake Cave are also worth visiting.
Dubuque Regional Airport is close by.
Dubuque Higher Education
Loras College, University of Dubuque, Wartburg Theological Seminary, Capri College, Clarke College, and Emmaus Bible College are located in the city for higher education.