Highlights of Dubuque, Iowa
Fenelon Place Elevator
In 1882, a wealthy citizen built a railway up the bluffs in Dubuque as a way to quickly return to his house. After three fires and several changes in ownership through the years, the rebuilt Fenelon Place Elevator now bills itself as the world's shortest and steepest railway. It starts in Cable Car Square (home to two-dozen shops, galleries and restaurants) and ends at a bluff top overlooking the city (563/582-6496; dbq.com/fenplco).