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Must see Monument, Beautiful Views of the Mississippi River

If you want to see some of the most beautiful views of Dubuque and the Mississippi River then this... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Dubuque, Iowa
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We have travelled thru Dubuque numerous times but made it our destination this time. The views from... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

If you want to see some of the most beautiful views of Dubuque and the Mississippi River then this is the place to see. There is a walking path and parking lot close to the monument. It’s an unparalleled view and highly recommended if you...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

We have travelled thru Dubuque numerous times but made it our destination this time. The views from the monument are beautiful and we learned a bit of the history of the area. Would have done some hiking but the temp was 90+ and so was...More

Thank sara1213
Reviewed 27 May 2018

The Julien Dubuque Monument is on one of the highest points in the metro Dubuque area. It's possible to look for miles up and downriver, and all three states in the region (IA, IL, WI) are visible.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 4 April 2018

My kids and I took the hike up to the monument as the assess road was closed for traffic. The hike was great, nice views. Once we got up to the monument it was fantastic. The Mississippi River is amazing, we watched a train go...More

2  Thank Robin G
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The monument is quite simple but very impressive. Has a beautiful view from the site. Take the time to see it and you will be glad that you did.

Thank kmrazzer
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

And a good little history tour, if you have time stop and take in the sights. We sat for a while and saw many large birds.

1  Thank DizeeDM
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Easy to access the site. A short walk to the Monument. Awesome view once you are there. Free Parking. Access to hiking trails.

Thank daninstlouis
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Kind of a pain to get to but a nice area with many hiking trails, along with a nice view of Dubuque and the Mississippi. Kind of one of those spots where you can say that "you've been there"

Thank AZboyinWI
Reviewed 28 July 2017

By going to this area we were able to have a beautiful view of the Mississippi plus we were able to see tugboats and the great-grandchildren really enjoyed that.

Thank Peggy D
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Julien Dubuque's grave and memorial is a must see for anyone from Iowa or for history buffs. JD was one of the first white settlers in Iowa, making friends with the Native Americans and marrying into the local tribe. He started mining there in 1788....More

Thank MelissaIowa
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