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Funicular

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Neighborhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: 16 Petit-Champlain St | (Near Champlain), Quebec City, Quebec G1K 4H4, Canada
Phone Number: 418-692-1135
Description: This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for...
This cable-car ride connects the Terrasse Dufferin with Lower Town for those not up for the steep stairway.
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Worth every dollar

A unique trip down to the old town from Chateau Frontenac. $2.55 per person each way. Close your eyes if you're afraid of heights. Beats the steps!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Maesteg, United Kingdom
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Maesteg, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A unique trip down to the old town from Chateau Frontenac. $2.55 per person each way. Close your eyes if you're afraid of heights. Beats the steps!!!!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It is just plain cool! Beautiful views- a bit of a scare watching it go down-so worth the price! You can do both stairs and the Funicular-so glad I did not miss this as I did miss the toboggan slide and regretting it. So do not miss either!

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Setauket, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

The funicular is reasonably priced and much welcomed by us after a long day to help us return up the hill to our hotel, the Chateau Frontenac. The view is spectacular and it is fun!

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Galveston, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A little warm inside during summer but it's a funicular. Just have to give it a try. You don't see to many funiculars in life.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This method of transportation down to the old city is worth doing. It's also next to the Toboggan slide which is also worth doing. While going up the funicular might seem like the more practical idea, there's something of a thrill going down it because you descend into the heart of the lower city.

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Nothing spectacular about this ride except saves you the hassle of climbing the stairs. By the time you look around you have already arrived. Guess its worth the $2.25. Best to use the stairs going down and take this on the way up.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It is great that the Funicular is available. I can't imagine having to walk up all the stairs back to the hotel. The fee is reasonable. The view is decent.

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The funicular connects lower and upper town in Quebec City: two of the city's primary tourist areas. If you are tired, or old, or just don't feel like walking up a big hill, the funicular makes life much easier. It is also inexpensive and offers a great view whether you are going up or down.

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Cold Spring, NJ
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313 reviews 313 reviews
93 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This funicular is run-of-the-mill as funiculars go, but it sure beats the walking alternative. The view is nice, however.

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Lake Forest, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

For those of you who have never been on one of these unique transportation units, its a wonderful experience. Feels very safe and gives you a beautiful view of the river.

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