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“Worth the time”

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 July 4, 2014

The elevator ride is like going back in time. There are no fancy electronics or digital displays. The cars are pulled up the hill by a cable and you have to pull the cord to let the operator know you are ready to go. We had to wait in line about 15 minutes because each car only holds about 8 people. Be warned they only take cash which you pay at the top. The view is great from the top but otherwise there is nothing to do at the top. The kids enjoyed the trip up and down in the car.

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a must when in Dubuque! Smallest cable car was a quick stop but provided a marvelous panoramic view of the town, river and Illinois. The grandkids are still talking about the "scary" but fun ride.

Thank 389TomT389
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had to do it-. $3 for a round-trip ride. The view at the top is really neat. Neat little shops and and an ice cream store at the bottom.

Thank Sherry70_13
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

That's what we thought when we saw the Fenelon Place Elevator Co. We were driving around Dubuque looking for places to eat/shop and came across this unique "ride". Great views from the top!

Thank raycincyben
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Interesting and cool little elevator, you pay I think $5 when you reach the top. They also where able to tell us about the city and other things to do while we were there. Pretty fun!

Thank mandjj
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