|Dubuque is Iowa’s oldest city, with the Fenlon Place Elevator as the world's steepest and shortest railway. Dubuque is home to the only county courthouse with a gold dome, has historic retail shops and businesses, as well as laying squarely at the junction of three states: Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. It is a major tourist destination, attracting with unique architecture and in recent years, the revitalization of the river front, making this town an exciting hub for destination weddings and events. As a home to five institutions of higher education, Dubuque is clearly a center for culture and learning. Historic hotels, 5 star restaurants, two Casinos, a Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, Grand Opera House, Dubuque River Rides, and more, gives your guests plenty of entertainment and historic value to visit. The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens are host to several weddings each weekend.