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“If You Haven't Had a Cable Car Ride...”
Review of Cable Cars

Cable Cars
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Since 1873, cable cars have run up and down the hilly city, though after the 1950s, these cars have been kept in operation more out of historic nostalgia. Seventeen miles of track remain and have been deemed a historical landmark.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you haven't had a cable car ride, then you just have to buy a ticket and travel the whole route. Make sure you are on the outside seats so you can enjoy the uniqueness.

If you are reminiscing from past trips, as I was, and paid the A-ride price of the ticket, you will likely be disappointed. It just doesn't seem as fun as when I was younger. I also could not help but think of my high school friend who's leg was broken when she road the cable cars 10 years ago or so and the braking system just wasn't working well that day.

Thank DTLinSB
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rode on these a couple of times during our stay. Just paid on board as we didn't expect to ride more than once, just wanted the experience. We travelled to the end of the line and the crew took time to talk to us at the end and allowed photos to be taken whilst explaining the principle of the cable car system.

Thank Michael C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waited in line for the amazing cable car ride. All aboard. Off we go. STOP! A UPS delivery vehicle decided to have an upfront and personal look at our cable car . Only crossed the street. No refund. End of ride. So much for that idea.

Thank Caryn W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we bought a week pass and used it all the time. It is quite the experience and great way to see everything city has to offer. These passes are also go for other transit like buses but please go by cable car as often as you can

Thank 559TOMMYBOY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Powell and Mason cable Cars is a must experience in this city. We took a ride from Union Square, where you should please try the tasty corn on sale while you queue.

Stopped at l.ombard Street, to walk down the crookedest road in the world, and from there a short walk to our hotel in the Fishermans Wharf area.

Thank zaheergani
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