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Description: Since 1873, cable cars have run up and down the hilly city, though after...
Since 1873, cable cars have run up and down the hilly city, though after the 1950s, these cars have been kept in operation more out of historic nostalgia. Seventeen miles of track remain and have been deemed a historical landmark.
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San Francisco experience to be had by all. Make sure your hands are free to jump on. Fun way to see the neighborhoods.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Morton Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

San Francisco experience to be had by all. Make sure your hands are free to jump on. Fun way to see the neighborhoods.

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Germany
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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

No visit of San Francisco without using the cable cars.If you are there for 3 days, best thing is to buy a 'munipass'(information center) for 26$ for three days.With this pass you can use the trams, cable cars ,buses and metros. So normally you pay about 6$ for a cable car ride.With this pass you can use all public transport... More 

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Slovakia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
60 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

one way ride costs 6usd, but i would definately recommend it. it is not only a great sightseeing but also very cool experience. the ride is fun, you wont even believe the cable car can climb such steep hills. stepping on a side is the best place to experience the ride. unfortunately unless you purchase a whole day ticket you... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We absolutely loved the trip on the cable car. Although there was a huge queue & it seemed to take ages for each car to leave the station, it was well worth the wait.

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Tuscola, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The wait was a little long, but it was worth the experience! We got to stand on the side of the car, and if you are able, I highly recommend riding that way!

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Lantzville, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Riding the expensive iconic cable car is a must for first time visitors. Be prepared to wait inline for while. If you want to get around town, take the city bus. For seniors, 75 cents, you can hop on & off. It's faster and more convenient than the $25 to $35 charged by the company that offers the same service

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The conductor was very friendly and he was very informative. It is a must -do experience for all. I can almost hear tony bennett's "I left my heart in San Francisco" song as the car climed up the Hills because it was so very atmospheric.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Cable car is a very nice way to get around SF. Queuing to ride will take a while most days but it is worth the wait. Operators give some trivia about various spots along the route. sPersonally, i enjoy the relaxing ride a lot.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We did the one way ride from Market to Powell for $6 per person. What a thrill - the driver was funny and informative. I was surprised how many locals use this as their mode of transportation! FUN!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had to wait in a long line but it was worth it. We watched them turn the cars around by hand. I liked standing and looking at the view. It does get crowed if you are standing you are right in front of the person sitting. If you don't want to wait in a long line you can get... More 

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