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Fun little day trip!

Very exciting to see this so close to home. Beautiful in the fall! You really need to stop a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alpha, Illinois
Snake Alley

Another wonder that goes unseen, You will want to see this as it is simply amazing and known world... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burlington, Iowa
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This local landmark was constructed in 1894 to help connect the residential district at the top of the bluff with the commercial district down below. Snake Alley consists of five half-curves, two quarter-curves and drops 58 feet over a distance of...more
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600 Washington St, 6th St between Columbia & Washington Sts, Burlington, IA 52601
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very exciting to see this so close to home. Beautiful in the fall! You really need to stop a visit, so much more to do around here also.

Thank mypom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another wonder that goes unseen, You will want to see this as it is simply amazing and known world wide.

Thank a500tt
Reviewed 3 October 2018

What a view. The climb up or down isn't good on the faint of heart but is a great "calf builder" So, so pretty. Always so lovely for each season. Nothing anywhere quite like it. We toured a Airbnb there recently and was really impressed...More

Thank denlinr
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Very easy to get to and find. A little nerve racking with a motorcycle but awesome to do if you are an experienced rider. The guy at the bottom of Snake Alley was taking pictures of us coming down on the motorcycle.

Thank lbtmtraveler
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Built in 1894, Snake Alley in Burlington, Iowa, will only take a few minutes to see. The bricks in the alley were laid at an angle for the horses climbing the alley to get a better foothold. Be sure to read the Ripley's Believe it...More

1  Thank Bruner2012
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent attraction, well maintained, clean, most unique and a must see if a visitor to Burlington. Make sure to look at the neat houses nearby.

Thank OleD670
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I did not know rhis even existed until we arrived. What an attraction. We were able to walk up and back down the hill.

Thank GARY B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The pictures I saw were on the Internet and found out they were aerial pictures. I thought it was a long street. We drove down the street. It was hard to get a picture of the road as you are driving on it. It was...More

Thank Dorine K
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting and unusual. Fun to walk or drive (down only, you can’t drive up). Be sure to check out the lovely old homes nearby on North Hill.

Thank AndyKansasCity
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I never knew this was there! We pulled up to the bottom of it wondering if it was possible to make it up it in our 24' motorhome. We decided that would not be a good idea. Besides not being able to make the turns..the...More

1  Thank motogirl33
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24 October 2018|
Response from VisitBurlingtonIowa | Property representative |
Hi Hailey - Walking up and down Snake Alley with a stroller should be just fine. It would be like walking down a hill on a city street. There are plenty of switch backs, so the stroller shouldn't get away from you. Just be... More
Hrushikesh V
22 August 2018|
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Response from VisitBurlingtonIowa | Property representative |
I'm so sorry I just now saw your question. A great place to purchase a souvenir from the area is the Iowa Store, located next to the Port of Burlington Welcome Center. The Iowa Store does sell some magnets.