Accommodations and Entertainment

The conference rate for the Grand Harbor Hotel this year will be $109.00 per night. Attendees may call 563.690.4000, ext. 1 and mention the Tri-State Emergency (or the NICC Fire and EMS conference) block rate for this special pricing. Attendees must book rooms by Sept. 20, 2022, before the normal rate returns.

grand harbor

Grand Harbor Resort
500 Bell St, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: 1.866.690.4006 or 563.690.4000
Distance From Conference Center: 0 miles

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn Dubuque/Galena
450 Main St Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: 1.800.315.2621
Distance From Conference Center: 0.65 miles

Local Attractions

The Port of Dubuque, adjacent to the Mississippi River, historically a center of heavy industry, has been transformed into one of the main tourist destinations in Dubuque. It has something for the whole family!

National Mississippi River Museum And Aquarium

  • More than 12 aquariums
  • 3D/4D Digital Theater
  • New exhibits added yearly

Grand Harbor Hotel And Waterpark

  • Waterpark features include slides, pools, lazy river and multi-story treehouse
  • Tony Roma’s Restaurant
  • Art on the River Exhibit

Diamond Jo Casino

  • Cherry Lanes Bowling Alley
  • Mississippi Moon Bar
  • Subway
  • The Filament Bar
  • The Game Sports Bar
  • Woodfire Grille Steakhouse

Other Area Attractions

Q Casino, located 2.4 miles from the Port of Dubuque, offers sportsbook betting, table games and slots. The Q Showroom features some of the hottest entertainment in the area. Dining options include Wow Bao offering fast, casual Asian street food, Farmhouse Kitchen Buffet, Q Sports Bar, and Houlihans.

Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, located 5.5 miles northwest from the Port of Dubuque, features more than 60 different types of gardens. Staff make continuous improvements and add new features every year.

The Mines of Spain Recreation Area and E.B. Lyons Interpretive and Nature Center, located 5 miles south of the Port of Dubuque. The area, one of Iowa’s “Watchable Wildlife Areas,” has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and includes Julien Dubuque’s Monument at a point just above where Catfish Creek meets the Mississippi.

Field of Dreams Movie Site, located 26 miles west of Dubuque. Enjoy this little piece of heaven on earth, where reality mixes with fantasy and dreams can come true. Bring your glove, ball and bat to experience it first hand.

Explore the Dubuque Main Street’s Downtown District to learn more about the different options for dining, shopping, art, collaborative spaces, coffee and craft breweries in the eight different districts.

There’s something for everyone to see and do in Dubuque! Visit Travel Dubuque to learn more.