Appreciate a history lesson with a side of sightseeing while exploring University of Dubuque.
You can visit it in Dubuque, which is 160 miles (257 kilometers) from the state capital, Des Moines.
There's a good range of accommodations that are a short drive away from University of Dubuque. Choose from 8 candidates, all within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of the site. Many visitors appreciate the Hotel Julien Dubuque, The Solon Langworthy House and Holiday Inn Dubuque/Galena, 0.9 miles (1.4 kilometers), 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) and 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) away, respectively.
If you prefer to be near all the attractions but don't want to spend too much money, try out the Days Inn Dubuque, just 0.8 miles (1.3 kilometers) away.
After your excursion to University of Dubuque, take a five-minute walk to Einstein Bros. Bagels for a light meal, a hit of caffeine or refreshing drink. Also in the vicinity is Jack's Chicken Palace, a nice establishment that offers up a variety of hearty dishes. Don't forget you're on a break. You're allowed to enjoy a few drinks before you call it a night, and Loras Pub is yet another short walk away.