Things to do in DUBUQUE with kids

Iowa is a very rural state, but one that should never be overlooked. It is charming, quaint, beautiful, and jam packed with places to go with kids!

There is a plethora of places to enjoy the great outdoors, such as the very cool Spook Cave, the historic Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and the secluded Wilson Island State Park.

The beautiful and the quirky will always be just around the corner, with the National Farm Toy Museum and Fort Custer Maze, and the whole family will love the rural farm fun with Center Grove Orchard and Bloomsbury Farm - a real taste of the Iowa hospitality and charm!

Don’t think for a second that Iowa can’t be thrilling - just head to Adventureland Park or the classic Arnolds Park - one of the oldest amusement parks in the WORLD!

And don’t forget to get those baseball fans down to the Field Of Dreams Movie Site!

Is this Heaven? No, it’s Iowa…

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  • National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

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    Dubuque

    Fun and learning flow together along the Mississippi River! Hands-on features and interactive exhibits ready for kids to explore in both indoor and outdoor spaces!

  • Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

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    Dubuque

    25,000 square feet of indoor waterpark in Iowa, with daily admission, and tons of water fun to be had!

  • Crystal Lake Cave

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    (5 miles) Dubuque

    A living natural cave. You are invited to visit and witness the ongoing miracle that created this natural masterpiece of underground panorama. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're ...

  • Palace Campgrounds

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    (12 miles) Galena

    Camping fun in the oldest campground in Illinois, with 50 acres set for all campers and tents!

  • Field of Dreams Movie Site

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    (20 miles) Dyersville

    Is this Heaven? No...it's Iowa. Those infamous words from the movie "Field Of Dreams" can be re-lived at this movie site location!

  • National Farm Toy Museum

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    (23 miles) Dyersville

    The National Farm Toy Museum welcomes kids of all ages to explore the thousands of tractors, implements, farm dioramas, toy-manufacturing displays, and pedal tractors on exhibit around the museum! ...

  • Guttenberg RV Park

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    (29 miles) Guttenberg

    Guttenberg RV Park is a relaxing campground for the whole family nestled in historic Guttenberg. A great place to take some time away together and enjoy what nature and the mighty Mississippi River ...

  • Bear Foot Bay Indoor Waterpark

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    (46 miles) Prairie du Chien

    Come check out our body slide, waterfall spa, activity pool with water basketball, children's pool with water geysers, kids' slide, prehistoric fish and much more!

  • Spook Cave

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    (49 miles) McGregor

    Explore an ancient flooded cave where you can take a safe but slightly spooky boat trip through! Not a whole day out but a terrific stop the kids will really remember.

  • House on the Rock

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    (49 miles) Spring Green

    The House on the Rock is the grand vision of Alex Jordan, who believed that sights and sounds were the most effective means of stimulating the senses. He wanted guests to question his creation, to ...

  • Effigy Mounds National Monument

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    (54 miles) Harpers Ferry

    There are numerous opportunities for you to enjoy a self-guided tour or join a ranger for a hike, walk, talk or historic demonstration. Most trails are moderately strenuous, however, there are some ...

  • Cave Of The Mounds

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    (56 miles) Blue Mounds

    An exciting underground adventure in Wisconsin's premiere caves, with fossil digs, gemstone mining and hiking trails!

  • The Playstation

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    (59 miles) Cedar Rapids

    3 level indoor playland in Iowa, to entertain and exhaust kids under 12 with all the classic features like crawl tubes, climbing nets, slides, balls, tunnels and more!

  • Cedar Rapids Science Station

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    (59 miles) Cedar Rapids

    Interactive science fun including an Early Childhood Exploration Area which provides entertainment for children 2-8 years old, and an Elementary Gallery provided for children 5 years and up.

  • Planet Fun Family Fun Center

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    (59 miles) Cedar Rapids

    We offer the largest selection of activities in the area from our under water adventure mini golf course to our 2500 ft laster tag arena we are able to entertain all ages. One of the many fun family ...

  • Galaxie Skate Center LLC

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    (59 miles) Richland Center

    Galaxie Skate Center Roller/Inline Skating Rink was founded in 1972, Galaxie Skate Center of Richland Center, WI is an indoor rink and open year round.

  • Indian Creek Nature Center

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    (60 miles) Cedar Rapids

    Vast 210 acre site with hiking and biking trails, educational centre with numerous natural history exhibits, fishing, and more.

  • The Potters Obsession

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    (61 miles) Cedar Rapids

    Create your own art pottery studio suitable for all ages and abilities.

  • Brucemore

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    (61 miles) Cedar Rapids

    You can't experience Brucemore by looking at a screen. Grab the family, take a tour of the mansion, stroll the gardens, pack a picnic, and attend outdoor theatre. Brucemore, a National Trust Historic ...

  • Morwood campground

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    (64 miles) Hazleton

    Family owned and operated campground in Iowa with a playground, mini golf and heated pool! Family fun all round!

  • Herbert Hoover Historic Site

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    (65 miles) West Branch

    Whether you have half an hour or half a day, there are many things to see and do at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The future president was born in a small, two-room cottage in 1874. ...

  • Lil Mississippi Golf Davenport

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    (65 miles) Davenport

    18 hole championship mini-golf with fun obstacles geared towards kids, but still perfect for the whole family!

  • Monkey Joes

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    (66 miles) Davenport

    offers a large facility filled with inflatable adventure from giant slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and beyond.

  • Family Museum of Arts and Science

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    (66 miles) Bettendorf

    he Mission of the Family Museum is to inspire life-long learning in children through interactive arts and science activities and exhibits. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Ice Age National Scenic Trail

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    (67 miles) Cross Plains

    An incredible 1,200 miles of trail that traces the glaciers edge which existed 15,000 years ago! A great historical family adventure in Wisconsin!

  • Lil Mississippi Golf Hampton

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    (67 miles) Hampton

    A fun and challenging mini golf for the whole family, with elevations, ponds and waterfalls. Geared towards kids but just as fun for adults!

  • Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science and Imax Theatre

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    (67 miles) Davenport

    Founded in 1867, the Putnam is home to over 150,000 artifacts and specimens, the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science offers permanent and changing exhibits,and houses Iowa's only 3D IMAX ...

  • Bloomsbury Farm

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    (70 miles) Atkins

    So much more than a farm for this family day out, as the kids will love the petting zoo, haunted houses and an adventure play park!

  • Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum

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    (70 miles) Rock Falls

    Firehouse Ministries Fire Museum takes a look into the history of Rock Falls firefighting. It is located in the former Rock Falls Fire Station. Local memorabilia, firefighting tools, pictures, and ...

  • Midway Drive In Theatre

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    (71 miles) Sterling

    From the classic retro “spaceship” ticket booth, to the Playground for the kiddies in front of the screen, to the full service concession stand, a trip to the Midway is like entering a time ...

  • Studio You Paint It Pottery

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    (71 miles) Madison

    Kids can get artistic and creative at this paint your own pottery experience in Madison! Great for birthday parties too!

  • Vitense Mini Golf

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    (71 miles) Madison

    Epic mini golf across 3 courses indoor and out, plus the unique Foot Golf, Water Wars game, remote control boats, batting cages, redemption arcade, climbing wall and Jump Shot trampoline basketball ...

  • Fast Forward Skate Center

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    (71 miles) Madison

    Family friendly roller rink with a variety of session types.

  • Old Capitol Museum

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    (73 miles) Iowa City

    A national historic landmark located in the center of Iowa City, Old Capitol served as the first state capitol from 1846-1857 and the University of Iowa's founding building. In 1976, Old Capitol ...

  • UI Museum of Natural History

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    (73 miles) Iowa City

    Get to understand the planet and it’s wonderful nature in the UI Museum of Natural History with its five major exhibit areas: Iowa Hall, Hageboeck Hall of Birds and Mammal Hall, Biosphere Discovery ...