35 Things To Do in Dubuque Iowa!

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 as told by a local (including free things to do)!

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Ghost Sunday at the Field of Dreams Movie Site (Dyersville, IA)

During the months of July and August (for the past 25 years!) the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa comes alive with ghosts of the Chicago White Sox for their free event ‘Ghost Sunday Comedy Show’.

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8 Places to Enjoy the Outdoors in Dubuque, Iowa!

Who’s ready for the summer?!  There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Dubuque, Iowa.  In this post I share some of my favourites, along with some of my bucket list plans for this summer!  Are there any others you’d add to the list?

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Iowa’s Freedom Rocks

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!

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