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The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is a museum located in Dubuque, Iowa. Property of the Dubuque County Historical Society, it is home to an aquarium featuring wildlife found in the Mississippi River, an outdoor park featuring larger artifacts such as boats and a cafe. Looking to stay downtown within walking distance to the museum is the Hotel Julien Dubuque with free shuttle service daily to the airport and other attractions, an indoor pool and spa, a riverboat lunge, and on-site dining throughout the day and the Holiday Inn Dubuque, with a 24-hr free airport shuttle service, an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi, restaurant/bar, and also close by the casino and shopping areas. If desiring a riverfront experience with similar amenities, the Hilton Garden Inn offers guests free airport shuttle service, and indoor pool, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV's, and free parking. Other notable properties to consider staying close to the area is the Hampton Inn Dubuque, the Country Inn & Suites, and the Ramada Galena & Indulge Spa all located right by the highway with easy access to all things downtown.