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Starlighters II Theatre - The award-winning Starlighters II Theatre brings the best of live theatre to Eastern Iowa. Since 1974, It has been producing a wide spectrum of entertainment.

Quad City Symphony Orchestra - Come and enjoy beautiful music with the Symphony Orchestra and other concerts.

Family Museum - Hands-on museum with interactive exhibits for children and families. Touch a tornado; make a cloud ring; hop through a rabbit hole. Explore the workings of the human heart. For active kids of all ages, the outdoor 'Kingdom for Kids' Playground, has things to climb, slide down, swing across, go up and down and slither around.

Putnam Museum - Founded in 1867, the Putnam is home to over 160,000 artifacts and specimens, the Putnam Museum offers permanent and changing exhibits, dynamic public programs, plus exclusive theater and live interpretations—all in a beautiful 76,000 square foot facility—the largest museum in the Quad Cities of eastern Iowa and western Illinois!

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium - The museum features over 300 years of river history, the National Rivers Hall of Fame, the Upper Mississippi's largest collection of historic small watercraft, the National Landmark steamboat William M. Black and more. There is always something happening at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium!

German American Heritage Center - Visitors enjoy an interactive experience as you learn about immigrants' journey by sea, train and foot, to their final destination at the German American Heritage Center building, which was originally a very busy hotel for thousands of immigrants in the 1860s.

Iowa 80 Trucking Museum - Every truck has a story to tell and can provide a unique glimpse back in time. Many rare and one-of-a-kind trucks are on display. Also, view short films about trucking history. A great way learn even more about the trucks of yesteryear.

Field of Dreams' Movie Site - Field of Dreams, released in 1989, is a movie that has inspired millions and became an Academy Award nominee for 'Best Picture of the Year.' The site is located in Dyersville, at the 91-year-old Lansing family farm with its quaint, and oh so recognizable house, baseball still ranks as a favorite pastime for all ages.

Clinton Area Showboat Theatre - Known for producing quality professional theatre to the greater Clinton area. Find out what is playing now.

The Grand Opera House - Dubuque's historic Grand Opera House is the oldest and most "grand" of more than 16 legitimate theaters which served the community prior to 1900. Come and enjoy live theater.

Figge Art Museum - Actively serving the public by collecting, conserving, and exhibiting art, and by promoting appreciation and creation of visual art through education. As a vital, responsive institution, the Figge brings art and people together, expands the knowledge and love of art, and enriches the life of the community through the power of art.

National Farm Toy Museum - The Museum features over 30,000 toys and exhibits between it two floors. Tractors, implements, trucks, miniature farm dioramas, toy manufacturing information, and pedal tractors are on display around the museum.

Dubuque Museum of Art - Exists to foster, facilitate, and promote the study and appreciation of the visual arts. The Museum offers exhibitions, tours, outreach programs, gallery talks, and a variety of educational initiatives.

The Anamosa State Penitentiary Museum - Showcases the history of Iowa's largest prison. The museum offers displays describing prison life, the role of the "guard" through the years, and a huge variety of photographs from the prison's early days.

Buffalo Bill Museum - This museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits historical, cultural and educational artifacts depicting the heritage of this region, particularly life along the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa and western Illinois and its early pioneers like Buffalo Bill.

Crystal Lake Cave - You are invited to visit and witness the ongoing miracle that created this natural masterpiece of underground panorama. Competent & friendly tour guides will lead you through this wondrous cave on an exciting half hour to 45 minute adventure.

Dubuque Arboretum - The only all volunteer arboretum and botanical garden in the U.S., with over 375 volunteers. The only all tree, plant , shrub and seed-gifted arboretum and botanical garden in the US. See displays of annual and perennial flowers and vegetables, prairie grasses and wild flowers, water gardens, waterfalls, and ornamental plantings.

Bickelhaupt Arboretum - Open year round, free of charge, dawn to dusk. Heartland Collection of Garden Conifers; Prairie grasses and flowers of native Midwest prairies; Large collection of flowering trees, ornamental shrubs, hosta, daylilies and Pinetum. Universally accessible, Education Programs weekly. Tours for groups of 20 may be scheduled.

National Motorcycle Museum - Stop by and experience great new displays and more motorcycles than ever. Over 300 great motorcycles from Ariel to Zundapp fill 10 thematic display areas.