From Maquoketa, it's approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the west to Cedar Rapids - Iowa City and 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the southwest to Iowa City.
A visit to the cities, towns and villages in the vicinity of Maquoketa will afford you a deeper insight into the various geographic and social personalities of East Central Iowa. Sabula, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west, and Savanna, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west of Maquoketa are also worth visiting should you have the time.
Clinton is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Maquoketa. This regional center offers a diverse range of attractions, including Alliant Energy Field, Clinton Community College and Camanche Depot and Museum. Bickelhaupt Arboretum and Showboat Theater are good places to visit.
Ask a local what they recommend seeing around Maquoketa, you'll most likely be directed to the region's ever-popular farms.
View the East Central Iowa area in a new way. Take to the skies and try hot air ballooning. Breathe in and de-stress as you have a go at the area's relaxing pursuits such as shore fishing and camping.
The handiest major airport, Dubuque Regional Airport, is situated in Dubuque, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north of Maquoketa, which is handy to remember when planning your trip.