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“Very unusual”
Review of Snake Alley

Snake Alley
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
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
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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 it is straight out of a fairy tale. Perfect backdrop for gorgeous photos. The community is so quaint and friendly and this landmark was the cherry on top of our visit here.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank linneaw2018
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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 in San Francisco. This was definitely worth the stop along our adventure! We walked down and back up the street and then took a drive down it as fast as we could… It was very fun!

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

So glad you enjoyed your day in Burlington!

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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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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!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tameedecoursey
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