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Fenelon Place Elevator Co.

512 Fenelon Pl, Cable Car Square, Dubuque, IA 52001
+1 563-582-6496
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Dubuque Fun

When friends come to Dubuque and we are showing them around town the 4th st elevator is always on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
prepbymoldy
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Dubuque, Iowa
via mobile
Worth the Price!

This is definately something worth checking out! It has a great view from the top and it is only... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
CHRIS S
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REMSEN
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Also known as the Fourth Street Elevator, this funicular railway has been called "the world's steepest, shortest scenic railway."
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“round trip” (106 reviews)
“cable car” (74 reviews)
“great view” (116 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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512 Fenelon Pl, Cable Car Square, Dubuque, IA 52001
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+1 563-582-6496
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"round trip"
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"cable car"
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"great view"
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"short ride"
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"fun ride"
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"steep hill"
in 26 reviews
"cute shops"
in 11 reviews
"piece of history"
in 22 reviews
"unique experience"
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"mississippi river"
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"downtown dubuque"
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"three states"
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"quick trip"
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"afraid of heights"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When friends come to Dubuque and we are showing them around town the 4th st elevator is always on our list , they are always amazed that this is still running , in great shape and the unbelievable view of our great city at the...More

Thank prepbymoldy
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is definately something worth checking out! It has a great view from the top and it is only $2.00 to ride up and down! Highly recommend stoping here!

Thank CHRIS S
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Expansive views are worth this ticket! From the base of the downtown Dubuque art gallery area to the deck area above, this ride is quite an interesting experience and quite a thrill. Great for a couple, family, friends or whom ever, this is highly regarded...More

Thank legacyendeavors
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The cable car experience was fun. It doesn't take long. It's priced very reasonably and has a tremendous view. Don't miss it.

Thank kmrazzer
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is really a must while in Dubuque. You get in at the bottom of the hill ring the bell and up you go. The operator brings you up you stay and look as long as you want and go back down. The ride is...More

Thank DJBaker5155
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

From the 1st of April to the 30th of November, the Fenelon Place Elevator Co. operates. It is the world’s shortest, steepest scenic railway, 296 feet in length, elevating passengers 189 feet from Fourth Street to Fenelon Place. The prices are reasonable and for kids...More

1  Thank Allen21096
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

A quick, inexpensive destination for history buffs, sightseers and photographers but be sure to bundle up in chilly weather.

1  Thank Mr_Terbillion
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Our little guy LOVES trains! I have always wanted to check this out too. We had a bit of time in our schedule and traveled over to check this out. What a neat train! It runs from March to November! So fun! The views are...More

Thank compgal
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome view of the downtown and the river. The fall colors were beautiful too! The employees were a great help too!

Thank W2544GSjeffr
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Neat little attraction to check out while you are in town. it's a short ride with great views if you have a little time to kill while in town. Half hour or so.

Thank jh2oskis
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Alice D
3 August 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no
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Alice D
3 August 2017|
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Response from hddonoho88 | Reviewed this property |
No, the elevator car is very narrow and set up like a set of stairs on the inside, there be no where to put the wheelchair.
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tatormae
24 July 2016|
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Response from Heather E | Reviewed this property |
You can enter from top or bottom but the pay station is at the top.
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