Best Midwest Free Attractions: Iowa
Free attractions in Dubuque
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Roses, woodland wildflowers, water and shade gardens and hostas bloom on 52 acres (left) . Free concerts are held most Sundays in summer.
Dubuque Museum of Art Established in 1874, Iowa's oldest cultural institution shows national and regional art.
Mines of Spain State Recreation Area, Dubuque A 1,387-acre national historic landmark encompasses soaring limestone canyons, dense old timber and the Mississippi River backwater of Catfish Creek. Visit the interpretive center for an introduction to the park and its 12 miles of trails.