So we went up up up and here we are mid-hill.
And here's what it looks like when you are at the tippy top, looking over the beautiful city of Dubuque.
When you're ready to head back down the incline, here's where you go out.
The Fenelon Place elevator website says that this is the shortest, steepest scenic railway and it opened in 1882. Yes, you read that right 1882. It has burned down a few times and been rebuilt, but this is a little piece of history in the most unsuspecting place. I highly recommend it. When you've survived it (ahem) you can hit the cute little candy shop at the bottom, or better yet, head to Monk's for a stiff drink.