Burlington, Iowa: Snake Alley - A Very Crooked Street

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N. 6th St., Burlington, IA
Downtown, next to the Phelps House museum. N. 6th St. between Washington and Columbia Sts.
Closed in winter.
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Snake Alley. Snake Alley - A Very Crooked Street
A combatant in the World's Crookedest Street battle, and in an unexpected place. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Snake Alley - A Very Crooked Street

Now I've driven down both Lombard St. and Snake Alley. Lombard is much more fun, but I'd love to go tubing down Snake Alley in the wintertime!! Anyone know if that's possible?

[Mike, 09/08/2011]
Snake Alley. Snake Alley - World's Crookedest Street?

Today we visited Burlington, Iowa on our drive from Boring, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. I thought it would be great to have my wife, Pamalee, drive down Snake Alley. We maneuvered down several times...it was great!

[Ted Blakeley, 05/15/2010]
Snake Alley - Cruel Driving Instructor

I remember Snake Alley in Burlington, Iowa because as a student living in Winfield, Iowa we drove down it during driver's ed training. You could only drive downhill, as it is or at least was a one way street.

[Ted Blakeley, 05/26/2009]
Snake Alley

It is true that Snake Alley is closed to vehicular traffic, but only seasonally or for special events such as the Snake Alley Art Fair and the Snake Alley Criterium. Seasonally, Snake Alley is closed from roughly November through April to vehicles. As proof that it is open to vehiclular traffic I drove it just yesterday.

[Kurt, 05/10/2007]

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