Snake Alley Historic District


Locked in a dead heat with San Francisco over who has "the crookedest street in the world," the town of Burlington believes its winding, hilly Snake Alley deserves the honor over the former's famed Lombard Street. Although Ripley's Believe It or Not declares Burlington the champ, a difference in steepness and the length of the curves makes a direct comparison impossible. This 1894 landmark brick-paved street, in a charming neighborhood of Victorian homes, was designed by citizens of German ancestry after the fashion of winding vineyard paths in Europe, and rises 58.3 feet over a distance of 275 feet. Snake Alley is otherwise known as North Sixth Street, between Washington and Columbia Streets in Burlington.


N Sixth St
at Washington
Burlington, IA 52601


40.81194000, -91.10569600
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(319) 752-6365

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