A Guide To The Dubuque Millwork District: The Coolest Area in Dubuque, Iowa!

There are lots of places in the USA that stand abandoned.  Once upon a time, the Millwork District in Dubuque was one of those places.  The milling factories closed up and left the brick buildings empty and unused, but not anymore!  The Millwork District is now one of my favourite places in Downtown Dubuque Iowa, featuring cute coffee shops, restaurants and taprooms!

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Dubuque Murals: Exploring Colourful Street Art Where Iowa Started

I’m a sucker when it comes to street art, I wrote a previous post on some of the street art locations in Camden, London!  In the American Midwest, Dubuque Iowa has EXPLODED with colourful murals!  There are several pieces scattered across Downtown Dubuque, but the majority are in a 4 block area between Locust St, Main St and 1st St to 4th St.  Here’s are some Dubuque murals you can expect to see!

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English Afternoon Tea at the Inspire Cafe in Dubuque, Iowa

When I moved to America I thought I’d never get to have a British cream tea ever again.  Then Dubuque decided to throw out one better, a FULL English Afternoon Tea experience at the Inspire Cafe in the historic Millwork District!  The Afternoon Tea tradition dates back to the 1800s.  They usually include: a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, cake and scones (cream teas are smaller and only have scones and tea).  When my American family came over for our wedding in the UK, we took them to a tea room for an English Cream Tea and we even served it at our wedding reception!

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