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Fun and Interesting stop in Burlington!

If you find yourself in Burlington, take a drive down Snake Alley. It is a neat area to drive... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Conroy, Iowa
Very unusual

Interesting "find" and the homes in the area are also nice to check out. Make sure your brakes are... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Sharon M
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“art fair”(11 reviews)
“lombard street”(15 reviews)
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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 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
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
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

Thank Linnea W
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

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.

Thank jeffK2642SF
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Fun walk, beautiful, fragarent flowers in Spring. Crookest street in the world. Art fair in June. Fun to drive down also! Hard to walk back up!

Thank tameedecoursey
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Must do. The turns are really sharp.. Might not be as long as Lombard ST but definitely as much fun driving down it. Gotta do it once!

1  Thank BevRochester
Reviewed 16 April 2018

pretty cool but kind of scary. make sure you have good brakes. worth a look if in town but not sure I'd go out of my way

Thank Joebob747
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.

1  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.

2  Thank edoylemusic
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Hrushikesh V
22 August 2018|
Response from Heidi L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry- I am unsure.. we did not see any, but I am not from around there. Hopefully someone local can answer your question.