You'll certainly enjoy your excursion to National Rivers Hall of Fame.
You will find it in Dubuque, 160 miles (257 kilometers) outside of the state capital, Des Moines.
If you've got your eyes peeled for a suitable home away from home, you'll be able to take your pick from 8 candidates that are within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of National Rivers Hall of Fame. Many travelers have had a good experience at the Hotel Julien Dubuque, 0.2 miles (0.3 kilometers) away, The Solon Langworthy House, 1 mile (2 kilometers) away, and the Hilton Garden Inn Dubuque Downtown, 2 miles (3 kilometers) away.
There's no need to max out your credit card if you stay at a cheap, yet comfortable hotel. There are a few that are in the general area. The Mainstay Suites Dubuque and the Quality Inn are two of the more popular places.
Just a short distance away, Dottie's Cafe is a wonderful place to enjoy a light snack or a coffee. Or, you might sample a proper meal at The Filament, which is also nearby. For those that like capping off the day with a refreshing beer, wine or spirit just down the street, Mojo's Sports Bar will be serving drinks all night.