46 Top Things To Do in Dubuque Iowa, Recommended By A Local!

Dubuque, Iowa lays on the banks of the mightly Mississippi River and proudly claims to be the place ‘where Iowa started’!  Just minutes from the borders of both Illinois and Wisconsin this river side town has something for everyone! Whether you are travelling as a couple or a family with kids or if you are a foodie or enjoy being in the great outdoors!  Here’s a giant list of some of my favourite things to do in Dubuque (including free things to do and things to do during winter) as told by a local!

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The Story of the Iowa Freedom Rocks (& Where to Find Dubuque County’s Freedom Rock!) | USA

Just like the UK, the USA honours soldiers and veterans on the 11th of November.  As an expat, I find it really strange that there’s no-one wearing poppies. In the UK, for the 2 weeks leading up to November 11th, lots of places will give out little red paper poppies on a little plastic green stem in return for a donation.  This is to represent the poppies that grew in the field at the end of the World War.  However Iowa has a unique way of its own to honour veterans, the Iowa Freedom Rocks!

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