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“A must do”

Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
Ranked #3 of 67 things to do in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Also known as the Fourth Street Elevator, this funicular railway has been called "the world's steepest, shortest scenic railway."
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A must do”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

A must do if your in the area. It's only $3.00 a person for a roundtrip ticket, which takes you up and down the hill. The views from the top are breathtaking. Make sure to bring a camera

Visited September 2013
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Ohio
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271 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“A treat!”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We live in flatland Ohio, so a trip up the hill to view Dubuque and the Mississippi River was fun. (And the history behind this funicular is interesting.) It's only $3 round trip. We recommend that you park at the top and ride down. That way you can walk around the neighborhood and stop in the shops, have some ice cream, etc., and then take the return trip to you car parked in the neighborhood above.

Visited September 2013
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Lisbon IA
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47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Another must do!”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

I have a fear of heights and still did this. It is pretty tame. About a four minute ride to the top gives you some OUSTANDING view of the Mississippi River and the Dubuque area. If you are in this area this is a must do. Also, some really neat shops at the bottom.

Visited September 2013
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Mankato, Minnesota
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Quick unique experience”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was really fun and unexpected. Friendly employee. Stores below the hill were closed so we didn't have a chance to explore when we got there but the ride was fun!

Visited September 2013
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Thank Kelly R
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Highland, IN
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent view”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Was a little difficult to find with Mapquest. But it had a Terrific view and a fun/scary way to get to up to it! Do it!

Visited September 2013
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