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Fenelon Place Elevator Co.

512 Fenelon Pl, Cable Car Square, Dubuque, IA 52001
+1 563-582-6496
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Worth the $3

Fun and unique experience!! The views were amazing. And it is only $3, there is no reason not to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Cool Ride back into History

This attraction was pretty cool and provided a nice view at the top. It costs $3.00 round trip... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Clearwater, Florida
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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%
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“round trip” (127 reviews)
“cable car” (69 reviews)
“great view” (108 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
512 Fenelon Pl, Cable Car Square, Dubuque, IA 52001
+1 563-582-6496
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fun and unique experience!! The views were amazing. And it is only $3, there is no reason not to!! Also its not scary, some might think it looks that way, but it's a very gentle ride.

Thank angellicars
Reviewed 5 days ago

This attraction was pretty cool and provided a nice view at the top. It costs $3.00 round trip. Will take about thirty minutes to complete. It was fun and unique to do. a little step back into time. We enjoyed it.

Thank Mark0076
Reviewed 1 week ago

+ Cheap: $3 round trip (up the hill and down the hills) for adults, $1.50 round trip for kids. BRING CASH! They do not accept credit cards. + BEAUTIFUL VIEWS! Once you get to the top, there's an overlook you can stand on to see...More

1  Thank HAZELoftheNORTH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dubuque had several of these, just one remains. And their only a few left in the united states. When you get to the top you get a view of all three states and over look the city of Dubuque the oldest city in Iowa I...More

1  Thank kluesner2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see this because my mom took me to Angels Flight in LA and I still recall that trip. This is fairly affordable and it was some families giving their kids and grandkids the joy my mom gave me. They claim it is...More

Thank MarriedWidow
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun, short, scenic ride. The ride was just up the hills side. It is a bit crowded and only 8 people can snugly fit, but a nice experience.

Thank J6835ZQpatricial
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really cool because there isn't really anything like it. We started at the top and then walked around to the shops at the bottom and rode it back up. Very fun.

Thank jamesdean2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great quick stopover for anyone interested in these types of machines or trains or even just interested in a great view. We parked on the top end and checked out the view with some pictures for awhile. Great view. Cool to watch the cars...More

Thank mhcountry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ride is worth taking at least once. We took a round trip, starting from the bottom, while in town for a college visit. The track is only 300 feet long, but is pretty steep. The views are wonderful from the top - all of...More

Thank Roberta O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the steepest elevator in the country. The view from the top is terrific. It is worth it to take a ride to the top.

Thank UsaAmazed
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Alice D
3 August 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no
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.
24 July 2016|
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Response from Heather E | Reviewed this property |
You can enter from top or bottom but the pay station is at the top.