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Fenelon Place Elevator Co.

512 Fenelon Pl, Cable Car Square, Dubuque, IA 52001-6631
+1 563-582-6496
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Unique little ride

This was quite the unique experience!! It only cost $3 round trip. The view at the top off the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jean B
,
Ida Grove, Iowa
via mobile
Beautiful view and neat experience

The view at the top of Fenelon Place is absolutely breathtaking! The ride down was really neat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
twinsmom7105
,
Elgin, Illinois
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Also known as the Fourth Street Elevator, this funicular railway has been called "the world's steepest, shortest scenic railway."
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cable car” (74 reviews)
“great view” (117 reviews)
“fun ride” (44 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
512 Fenelon Pl, Cable Car Square, Dubuque, IA 52001-6631
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+1 563-582-6496
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"great view"
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"cute shops"
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"steep hill"
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"unique experience"
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"mississippi river"
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"piece of history"
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"downtown dubuque"
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"quick trip"
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"afraid of heights"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was quite the unique experience!! It only cost $3 round trip. The view at the top off the bluff is spectacular!! Be sure to grab a brochure that explains the history behind the elevator. It is not a guided ride. It is within walking...More

Thank Jean B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view at the top of Fenelon Place is absolutely breathtaking! The ride down was really neat. When you think about how long the elevator has been in service and that it is still operational is really awesome. Plus I personally can't imagine walking up...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We actually parked at the top of the platform since I googled the location. April 1st was the day it re-opened for the season and just happened to be in town on the 2nd. It is inexpensive for a round-trip ride. The view from above...More

Thank Robin G
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

The view over the city was stunning. you can also drive by car up to the platform, but parking space is low.

Thank Flinstone77
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The observation platform at the top offers great views of the downtown and surrounding area. I always make sure to visit a couple times a year when they’re open (April - November). They don’t take debit/credit cards so make sure to have cash before visiting.

Thank 47of74
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Thus experience is simply a must do when visiting Dubuque. It is the steepest funicular in the world and the view at the top of three states and downtown Dubuque with our spectacular steeples is so worth it. Family owned and operated fir a cost...More

Thank jbedfordd
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Shop at the specialty stores on Bluff. Walk to the bottom of the 4th Street Elevator, ride to the top and see the beautiful view!!! Then enjoy the ride back down.

Thank Flora1Chokey
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

When friends come to Dubuque and we are showing them around town the 4th st elevator is always on our list , they are always amazed that this is still running , in great shape and the unbelievable view of our great city at the...More

Thank prepbymoldy
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is definately something worth checking out! It has a great view from the top and it is only $2.00 to ride up and down! Highly recommend stoping here!

Thank CHRIS S
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Expansive views are worth this ticket! From the base of the downtown Dubuque art gallery area to the deck area above, this ride is quite an interesting experience and quite a thrill. Great for a couple, family, friends or whom ever, this is highly regarded...More

Thank legacyendeavors
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Jim R
10 March 2018|
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Response from Wisconsineats | Reviewed this property |
The elevator is way worth your time, and the view at the top is beautiful! Hopefully you will have a clear day. I visited with only 2 people needing to use the small car, so I am not certain how many people can fit at one... More
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Alice D
3 August 2017|
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Sorry, no
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Alice D
3 August 2017|
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Response from hddonoho88 | Reviewed this property |
No, the elevator car is very narrow and set up like a set of stairs on the inside, there be no where to put the wheelchair.
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