The Tours

Photo credit: Travel Dubuque

We love giving tours to our guests — young and old(er) and in between — and showing off this beautiful place!

Beautiful! Wonderful guide! Kudos to ALL volunteers!”

-Donna and Jay Pouzar | LaPorte, IN

Request a no-cost, walking or riding, guided tour on weekdays (M-F | before 4p | sorry, no weekend tours). You’ll be glad you did!

The duration of a tour can be from 45 to 90 minutes and can be customized depending on:

  1. how much time you have,
  2. how much time you would like to spend on a tour, and/or
  3. what you would like to see.

Due to higher demand, please allow additional time for scheduling your tour during our Peak Season:

  • Peak Season (June, July, August). Please plan to book your tour time at least a week in advance.
  • In-Season (May, Sept, Oct). Please plan to book your tour time 4-5 days in advance.

Photo credit: Travel Dubuque


“It has been a great experience and a pleasure volunteering as one of our Dubuque Arboretum tour guides. Guests are blown away with appreciation of what volunteers have dreamt, implemented, and hope to share for longevity.”