Amidst the world’s shortest, steepest scenic railway and a quaint gathering of 31 shops and eateries are horse drawn carriages awaiting your pleasure. Experience the era of horse drawn transportation, you and yours can relax to the clip-clop sound of horse’s hoofs and enjoy an informative tour of Iowa’s oldest city and its 18th century landmarks and well preserved Victorian mansions, abounding with beauty in this historic Mississippi River town of Dubuque, Iowa.
Daily Carriages are available
May-October Daily from Noon until 5 p.m. at Cable Car Square located at 4th & Bluff Streets.
Friday & Saturday Evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. by Grand Harbor Hotel and River Walk; on East 5th Street in Ice Harbor.
Christmas Tours Weekends in November and December.
Weather may alter schedule.
Hotel and B&B pickup in Dubuque's Historic District.
Gift Certificates are available. Reservations accepted
We are available for community events, engagements, anniversaries, weddings, homecoming, prom or any special occasion! Call us today to reserve.
One of the features Dubuque offers her inhabitants as well as her tourists is a horse-drawn carriage ride through the city’s downtown area. At an unhurried pace passengers are treated to historical tidbits about Dubuque. Visitors are advised to partake of this attraction as it gives an interesting insight to Dubuque and its roots. Advice to residents is to partake as well. Driving around Dubuque is a great idea, but taking a leisurely ride gives one a different view ergo a different perspective of the place we call home. ~ Julien's Journal