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Snake Alley

Interesting and unusual. Fun to walk or drive (down only, you can’t drive up). Be sure to check out... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
AndyKansasCity
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Kansas City
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Amazing!

I never knew this was there! We pulled up to the bottom of it wondering if it was possible to make... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
motogirl33
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Davenport, 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 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pat A
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank D6449DNthomass
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jamcrodii
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cooperton
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!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Snake Alley is world famous for being the shortest street with the most winding roads. It was featured on Ripley’s Believe it or Not (a cool landmark to photograph with sign and everything.) It is nestled in the heart of historic Burlington and feels like...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank linneaw2018
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

My teenage daughter and her boyfriend and I took a daytrip from Des Moines to Burlington to check out snake Alley and some other local attractions. It was pretty cool to read about the history of snake Alley and how it compares to Lombard Street...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Heidi L
VisitBurlingtonIowa, Manager at Snake Alley, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

So glad you enjoyed your day in Burlington!

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

During a college tour to Southeastern Community College, was given the suggestion to go and see it. Walked and drove it. Nice distraction.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jeffK2642SF
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17haileyt
24 October 2018|
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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
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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.
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