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Snake Alley

600 Washington St, 6th St between Columbia & Washington Sts, Burlington, IA 52601
+1 319-752-6365
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Excellent

Excellent attraction, well maintained, clean, most unique and a must see if a visitor to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ole D
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Wow

I did not know rhis even existed until we arrived. What an attraction. We were able to walk up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mgaryblock
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Little Falls, Minnesota
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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 275 feet. Test your driving, walking or bicycling skills on what Ripley's Believe It or Not! calls “Unbelievably Crooked!" Designated as #1 in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!’s Odd Spots Across America campaign.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“art fair” (11 reviews)
“lombard street” (15 reviews)
“walk up” (7 reviews)
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600 Washington St, 6th St between Columbia & Washington Sts, Burlington, IA 52601
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+1 319-752-6365
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"art fair"
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"lombard street"
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"walk up"
in 7 reviews
"drove down"
in 5 reviews
"bike race"
in 3 reviews
"unique piece of history"
in 3 reviews
"quick drive"
in 3 reviews
"memorial day weekend"
in 4 reviews
"hairpin turns"
in 3 reviews
"year round"
in 3 reviews
"visiting burlington"
in 4 reviews
"mississippi river"
in 7 reviews
"brick"
in 27 reviews
"curve"
in 18 reviews
"homes"
in 20 reviews
"fun"
in 65 reviews
"crooked"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 Ole D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 mgaryblock
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank motogirl33
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun and fast! Great little side trip in Burlington IA, a charming river town. I can’t imagine how it would be in winter with snow and ice!

Thank Pat A
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We had so much fun we drive this block long, twisty turning cobblestone steep alley TWO times. Looks like people actually access real houses from this alley as well. Hope they don’t get much snow

Thank D6449DNthomass
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a must to see if visiting Burlington, some of the best views of the river and A very nice relaxing place.

Thank jamcrodii
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

If you find yourself in Burlington, take a drive down Snake Alley. It is a neat area to drive around if you like interesting houses and architecture. It will be a quick stop and a neat photo for your road trip.

Thank Cooperton
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Interesting "find" and the homes in the area are also nice to check out. Make sure your brakes are good if driving it!

Thank Sharon M
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