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Snake Alley

600 block of Washington St., Burlington, IA 52601
+1 319-752-6365
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Day of fun

I took my girls down Snake Alley and told them in drivers education we had to drive down it. It... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Annie P
Burlington, Iowa
Burlington, Iowa bragging rights for Snake Alley

Lombard Street in San Francisco may be the longer crooked street in the U. S. but the turns on... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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  • Average6%
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“art fair” (11 reviews)
“crooked street” (15 reviews)
“drove down” (5 reviews)
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600 block of Washington St., Burlington, IA 52601
+1 319-752-6365
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

I took my girls down Snake Alley and told them in drivers education we had to drive down it. It brought by fun memories. The view is excellent of down town and across Burlington the flowers and trees in each curve is so beautiful.

Thank Annie P
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Lombard Street in San Francisco may be the longer crooked street in the U. S. but the turns on Snake Alley are sharper. Don't miss a drive, walk or bike down this historic street.

Thank edoylemusic
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is my favorite spot to walk or attend events. Delightful spring, summer, fall, and winter. It is also interesting to learn the history of area.

Thank mlr0yer
Reviewed 29 October 2017

If you go to Burlington, IA do the Snake Alley, especially with kids! It seems more scary than it is but you have to pay attention driving.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a must stop if you are anywhere nearby. We drove to Nauvoo from Iowa City and made the detour. It was well worth it. It only takes a minute or so to drive down, but there is no wait at the top -...More

Thank CCLoop
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

My family and I really enjoyed this little pit stop. Snake Alley is really cool and fun to check out. If you drive around the town at the top of the hill you'll be impressed by all the beautiful old homes as well. The little...More

Thank bookjnky
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Take a drive down the alley, it's a trip! Like a mini trip to San Francisco. And people actually live alongside of it.

Thank bit57
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Not quite as big as Lombard Street in San Francisco, but it was a nice little street to drive that didn't take up too much time.

Thank Gregory M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

More hairpin turns in one block than San Francisco's Lombard Street. Paved with bricks, one-way (down) only. Don't try driving it when it's raining or snowing.

Thank ltknutson
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It's fun to stop for a visit at the crookest alley in the world! Read about it, then you can drive from the top of the hill down! Very steep! The bricks were arranged that way to aid the firetruck horses to get up the...More

1  Thank ponyexpress11
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