Amidst the world’s shortest, steepest scenic railway and a quaint gathering of 31 shops and eateries are horse drawn carriages awaiting your pleasure. Experience the era of horse drawn transportation, you and yours can relax to the clip-clop sound of horse’s hoofs and enjoy an informative tour of Iowa’s oldest city and its 18th century landmarks and well preserved Victorian mansions, abounding with beauty in this historic Mississippi River town of Dubuque, Iowa.
Streetcar Railway Tour Our 12 passenger horse-drawn streetcar offers historic transportation through Dubuque's Historic Districts.
You will journey through Dubuque's Historic Past as did people in the late 1800's with the return of Horse Drawn Streetcars, the original mass transportation of the bigger cities of the 1800's; Dubuque, Iowa was such a place. The Dubuque Street Railway Company operated from 1868 to 1890. Today you will enjoy historic sights & districts of Dubuque - Iowa's oldest city.
Tour five historic districts: Original First Square Mile, Cable Car Square, Ice Harbor and Mississippi River front, Victorian Mansions, Mansion Row, and Buildings on the National Historic Register.
Our 12 passenger horse-drawn streetcar offers historic transportation through Dubuque's Historic Districts. The past is present as you enjoy your narrated tour of Iowa's oldest city.
At Cable Car Square you may enjoy an old fashioned hand dipped ice-cream parlor and candy shop, souvenir and gift shops, and the 4th Street Elevator scenic railway.
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Daily Carriages are available
Daily from Noon until 5 p.m. at Cable Car Square located at 4th & Bluff Streets.
Friday & Saturday Evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. by Grand Harbor Hotel and River Walk; on East 5th Street in Ice Harbor.
Weekends in November and December.
Weather may alter schedule.
Hotel and B&B pickup within Dubuque's Historic District.
Gift Certificates are available. Reservations accepted
Streetcar Railway Tour
Group transportation available for community events, reunions, weddings, church groups, school trips or business groups.
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One of the features Dubuque offers her inhabitants as well as her tourists is a horse-drawn carriage ride through the city’s downtown area. At an unhurried pace passengers are treated to historical tidbits about Dubuque. Visitors are advised to partake of this attraction as it gives an interesting insight to Dubuque and its roots. Advice to residents is to partake as well. Driving around Dubuque is a great idea, but taking a leisurely ride gives one a different view ergo a different perspective of the place we call home. ~ Julien's Journal