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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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FUN! BEAUTIFUL VIEW!

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!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 days ago NEW 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 days ago NEW

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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Thank fluffy19572013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Matt L
Dubuque, Iowa
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They took the elevator, Downtown and back, with a view of Dubuque thrown in. It is a very fine experience especially with young children

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The history, price, and view here are all unbeatable. The East Dubuque/Galena area is a great place for adults who love history, scenery, food and nightlife. This elevator ride is a great way to spend time enjoying the view as a couple or as a family, and gives a great opportunity to learn a little bit about the history of... More 

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Sturgeon Bay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We make sure to stop here so we get a picturesque view of Dubuque. Its only $3.00 to ride up and down. Near lots of old mansions and downtown area.

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were just driving around after our evening at the Redstone Bed & Breakfast and happened to find this! Very exciting almost vertical drop into a charming historical shopping district. A very nice surprise!

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you have not tried the 4th St Elevator, it is a pretty cool ride, even for long time Dubuquers. The ride is short, cost is low, and the view from the top is one of the best in the city. Make sure to take your camera or phone with you to grab the vista view from the top

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Thank John D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The 4th Street elevator has been around forwver, the history behind it in facinating. It always made dubuque feel like a mini San Francisco on the river. It's a steep ride,but worth a try. I love that you have to pull to initiate the bell to let then know at the top, that you want to ride up. A great... More 

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