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Fenelon Place Elevator Co.
Ranked #3 of 68 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."
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Historic and great view of Dubuque and the river from the top! Daytime views are beautiful but it is fun to go at night also. Inexpensive too!

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

At one time Dubuque had several of these "inclined" elevators. Used to love to ride as a boy. Still great view from the top.

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Reviewed October 9, 2013

The cable car holds 8 people and takes you to the top of the hill in just a few minutes. Great view of downtown.

Thank Herb O
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stumbled upon this on accident while in Dubuque. We stayed in Dubuque while on a girls weekend in Galena, but no hotels were available in Galena for the weekend. While looking for something different to do Sunday morning we found the little shopping area charming. We saw the Fenelon Place Elevator and decided to check it out.
We had commented coming into town what a great view there was at the top of the hill, you get to replicate that view from the top of the elevator lift. Beautiful sweeping views of the Mississippi and the bridges that cross it. Saw it in the fall so the colors were starting to become beautiful with all the trees and hills. I recommend it to anyone who visits the area. the $3 ride it worth it. The cars are old, and charming, it reminded me of San Fransisco for a few minutes.

Thank Travel4Fun31
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

For $3, you get the most amazing view of Dubuque from the over look point. The hill that the trolly pulled us up and brought us back down is very steep! I am glad we didn't have to walk it up or down. The history is there and worth the read. Take a ride on the Fenelon Elevator, you won't regret it.

Thank Tammy C
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