loader image

The World's Shortest & Steepest Railroad!

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

Learn More

 Fenelon Place Elevator Company
512 Fenelon Place
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Historic cable car. Also known as the Fourth Street Elevator, this funicular railway has been called “the world’s steepest, shortest scenic railway.” 296 feet in length, elevating passengers 189 feed from Fourth Street up to¬† Fenelon Place. Magnificent view of downtown Dubuque business district, the Mississippi River and three states. Buses should go to the bottom of the bluff. Please use 4th and Bluff Streets for GPS. Narrow streets with parking on both sides at the top of the bluff. Open 8 AM to 10 PM daily April 1 though November 30. Closed Thanksgiving. We do not accept debit or credit cards.