Marquette is a very small town in Clayton County, northeast Iowa. It is nestled in the hills along the Mississippi River. Despite its small size, there are plenty of things to see and do, away from the buzz of mainstream Iowa tourist destinations; no wonder that Marquette is also known as “Iowa’s Best Kept Secret.” Here, you can enjoy low-pace daily reality, explore the beautiful nearby natural attractions, and focus on the magic of simplicity. Major Marquette attractions include Great River Road National Scenic Byway, River Bluffs Scenic Byway, Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, and Driftless Area National Wildlife Refuge. Don’t miss the chance to get aboard a daily Mississippi riverboat cruise. Regarding budget accommodation, there are many very pleasant and nearby Marquette that offer good value-for-money rooms for less than $75 per night.