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Fenelon Place Elevator Co.

512 Fenelon Pl, Cable Car Square, Dubuque, IA 52001
+1 563-582-6496
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Fun experience

The cable car experience was fun. It doesn't take long. It's priced very reasonably and has a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Des Moines, Iowa
Pretty neat ride

This is really a must while in Dubuque. You get in at the bottom of the hill ring the bell and up... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lanesboro, Minnesota
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Also known as the Fourth Street Elevator, this funicular railway has been called "the world's steepest, shortest scenic railway."
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“round trip” (105 reviews)
“cable car” (74 reviews)
“great view” (115 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
512 Fenelon Pl, Cable Car Square, Dubuque, IA 52001
+1 563-582-6496
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Reviewed yesterday

The cable car experience was fun. It doesn't take long. It's priced very reasonably and has a tremendous view. Don't miss it.

Thank kmrazzer
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is really a must while in Dubuque. You get in at the bottom of the hill ring the bell and up you go. The operator brings you up you stay and look as long as you want and go back down. The ride is...More

Thank DJBaker5155
Reviewed 6 days ago

From the 1st of April to the 30th of November, the Fenelon Place Elevator Co. operates. It is the world’s shortest, steepest scenic railway, 296 feet in length, elevating passengers 189 feet from Fourth Street to Fenelon Place. The prices are reasonable and for kids...More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 1 week ago

A quick, inexpensive destination for history buffs, sightseers and photographers but be sure to bundle up in chilly weather.

Thank Mr_Terbillion
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our little guy LOVES trains! I have always wanted to check this out too. We had a bit of time in our schedule and traveled over to check this out. What a neat train! It runs from March to November! So fun! The views are...More

Thank compgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome view of the downtown and the river. The fall colors were beautiful too! The employees were a great help too!

Thank W2544GSjeffr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Neat little attraction to check out while you are in town. it's a short ride with great views if you have a little time to kill while in town. Half hour or so.

Thank jh2oskis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a delightful ride on this incline. Great views of the city and going different times of the day gives you a different excperience. We enjoyed talking with the operator who was very kind and friendly.

1  Thank catherinei579
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Short ride ... but the kids (and Adults) love it! Just go ... try it. $1.50 one way, $3.00 round trip for people 12 and older.

1  Thank Shawn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun little ride, nothing super exhilarating, but a fun little ride up in the cable car. The views from the top level are gorgeous! It is worth the time and money for the ride and to enjoy some beautiful views. For just...More

1  Thank Nicole A
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Alice D
3 August 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no
Alice D
3 August 2017|
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Response from hddonoho88 | Reviewed this property |
No, the elevator car is very narrow and set up like a set of stairs on the inside, there be no where to put the wheelchair.
24 July 2016|
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Response from Heather E | Reviewed this property |
You can enter from top or bottom but the pay station is at the top.