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This one of a kind convention center is situated along the Mighty Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. We are in a central location where you can be connected to everything in the Port of Dubuque to Dubuque's Main Street. Whether you're looking to book a trade show or convention, the midwest award-winning Grand River Center has the scale and versatility to host any event, of any size at any time.


The three-story Grand River Center provides breath-taking views of the Mississippi River and the tristate area. The center features an 86,000 square foot conference and meeting facility which includes a 30,000 square foot exhibit hall, a 12,000 square foot ballroom and six meeting rooms.  On the third floor, the River Room is an all-glass enclosure with a balcony jutting over the Riverwalk, which allows the sensation of floating over the river.

The Grand River Center opened in November 2003 and was the final phase of Dubuque’s America’s River Project. The center sits on the bank of the Mississippi River next to the Grand Harbor Resort and the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.




The River Room, a soaring structure of steel and glass — presents a grand entrance or addition to your event.s.

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