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Duquesne Incline

Address: 1997 West Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone Number: +1 412-381-1665
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Ranked #12 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Scale Mount Washington in one of two original 1877 cable cars for a fun and unique ride and a breathtaking view of the Pittsburgh skyline when you reach the top of the 400-foot incline. Parking available across the street from our lower station at 1197 West Carson Street.

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Campsall, Doncaster
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

No trip to Pittsburgh should occur without a visit to the Duquesne Incline cliff-side railway - even when the weather is below freezing point. The cold wind is off-set by the views over the river confluence and the city itself. The rail ride is an experience from the car park below to the summit, a five minute ride for $5.... More

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PA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Not only do you get a great view of the city, but you also get a sense of what it was like for when the steel workers used to use this as transportation to and from work! It's probably also one of the cheapest attractions to see, especially if you are on a budget!

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Belmont, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I've ridden the Duquense Incline several times. I prefer it to the Mononhagela Incline becuase the cars are vintage. The Mon incline has more modern cars. At $2.50 a trip per person it won't break the bank. Once you're at the top you can check out the city from the observation deck. I usually use the incline to entertain out... More

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Statesville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

A great view of Pittsburgh and a really neat attraction to visit. My son loves any kind of transportation and this was a hit with him. There was a really neat photos in the top station displaying the history of the incline. However, there are no restrooms at the top, only a port a potty at the bottom station.

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Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

At least ride it up and spend a little time on the observation deck. The view is worth it, and there is quite a bit of history with interesting photos at the top too.

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Santa Cruz, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This year-round very old tram gives a short ride up and down a VERY steep hill. The view is the full cityscape. At night-time you can see Pittsurgh's lights and sights; you'll swoon per the beauty in front of you (I recommend a night-time ride)! Its $5.RT or free with a Medicare card. I've been on the Duquesne Incline twice... More

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Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I always get scared on these things, but I still would do this again. You get great views of Pittsburgh, and you can walk through and learn about how it works. I've been known to park at the bottom, ride up, and take a walk to dinner or dessert before returning to my car.

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

What a breath taking view of Pittsburgh and the best way to see it. We always take our friends form out of town on the Incline so they can enjoy the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It is a great view of the whole city. It is inexpensive, and there are several good restaurants at the top, that also over look the city.

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Folsom, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

this is a must see. A person told me about it in my travels. It only takes a couple minutes up and a couple down. If you take a taxi there have them wait or have a number to call a taxi. I got dropped off there and had to walk back to the city I did not see a... More

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