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Fenelon Place Elevator Co.

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Address: 512 Fenelon Place, Cable Car Square, Dubuque, IA 52001
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+1 563-582-6496
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08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Also known as the Fourth Street Elevator, this funicular railway has been...

Also known as the Fourth Street Elevator, this funicular railway has been called "the world's steepest, shortest scenic railway."

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Historic, scenic, inexpensive, and fun

(Note: the names "Fenelon Place Elevator", "Fourth Street Elevator", and "Cable Car" all refer to the same Dubuque icon.) Seated all huddled together in a tiny cable car on steel... read more

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Dubuque
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

(Note: the names "Fenelon Place Elevator", "Fourth Street Elevator", and "Cable Car" all refer to the same Dubuque icon.) Seated all huddled together in a tiny cable car on steel rails waiting to be pulled up the side of the bluff by steel cables guided by wooden rollers on the ground... no onboard operator... a crackly voice on a tinny... More 

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Forest City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must visit if you are in Dubuque. It is an adventure! They are not open all year, so make sure you check the dates before you head there!

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a unique and interesting attraction to visit. At the top we took some pictures with all of Dubuque behind us.

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Runnells, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun experience for all ages. Great price. Then you can overlook 3 state's at once. Will always do this if in the area. Plus fun shopping at bottom of hill.

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Manchester, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time riding this was over 40 years ago as a school field trip. Now experiencing it again with my grandchildren. The first trip going up they were a little nervous but got over that quickly. Cannot beat the price for a little excitement and the best view in Dubuque. Took many pictures going up and down but the best... More 

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Thank 1980_Tipper
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it was closed the kids in our group loved this. Such a fun thing for kids to see because Des Moines has nothing like this. Can't wait until summer to get to ride it

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went as a family years ago, and returned because it was so fun! Beautiful view and a great tourist attraction! Had ice cream on the bottom! Fun!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this unique ride up a hill to a beautiful View of city. Very affordable. A must do while in the tri-state area.

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bernard, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is still one of my favorite attractions in Dubuque. The history behind it is so interesting. I have gone on it several times with friends and even back in grade school.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Fenlelon place aka 4th street elevator has the best view of Dubuque. Some interesting history as well.

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