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.
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!
- More than 12 aquariums
- 3D/4D Digital Theater
- New exhibits added yearly
- Waterpark features include slides, pools, lazy river and multi-story treehouse
- Tony Roma’s Restaurant
- Art on the River Exhibit
- Cherry Lanes Bowling Alley
- Mississippi Moon Bar
- 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.