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Dubuque, Iowa

Masterpiece on the Mississippi

We have no doubt you’ll enjoy everything our campus has to offer, and the town we call home is no exception.

Iowa’s oldest city, the Masterpiece on the Mississippi is host to a world of fun and adventure. Explore countless miles of nature trails at the Mines of Spain, Swiss Valley Park and the Heritage Trail. Take to the trees with Sky Tours Zipline in historic Union Park. Catch a USHL Dubuque Fighting Saints hockey game. Or even hit the slopes at either of our two ski and snowboard resorts. No matter your hobbies or interests, you’ll find more than enough ways to expand your horizons while here in Dubuque.

Loras Admission Reps Share Their Favorite Dubuque Hotspots

Dubuque 4th Street Elevator: Fenelon Place Elevator
This is a trip you surely don't want to miss.

Backpocket Brewery: Millwork District
If video games are something you really enjoy, this is a great place to check out.

Field of Dreams
If you build it, they will come.

Jitterz Coffee & Cafe
Dubuque has a lot of great locally owned businesses!

Mines of Spain Recreation Area
Enjoy the breathtaking view of the mighty Mississippi River.

Mississippi Riverwalk
The Mississippi River Walkway is one of our favorite places to go.

Sundown Mountain Resort
There is always something to do in and around Dubuque.

National Mississippi River Museum
Adventure awaits at the country's largest museum & aquarium dedicated to the rich history, culture and life of the Mississippi River.

Staying in Dubuque Overnight?

The Best Western PLUS Dubuque Midway Hotel, a Loras College corporate sponsor, offers special Loras rates, and excellent accommodations, including a hot complimentary breakfast buffet 7 days a week.