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Duquesne Incline

1220 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1204
412 381 1665
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Ranked #11 of 92 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A MUST Do attraction. I would suggest riding this one up - the view is AMAZING from the top. walk over and ride the Monongahela down.

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Rye, NY
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136 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Yes, you can get to the top of Mount Washington by car or bus, but the incline is a much better way to travel up the hill. Although there isn't anything at the station at the base of the incline and just a couple of restaurants at the top, you should take the ride just for the view. Wander around... More

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romansville, pa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Taking a ride up the Duquesne incline with a walk along Mount Washington is a must for any traveler to Pittsburgh. The views and the history behind the incline make this a top activity for tourists and locals alike.

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Clinton, SC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A must-do for tourists and with good reason. The trip itself is unique, with the counterweighted trams, but the view from the top on Mt. Washington is the real rewardd.

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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A great piece of working history. It gives a great view I think the cars are original The seats are worn from all that have sat there

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La Plata, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

First timer in Pittsburgh on our way to a Pirates game and we came across the incline! Riding in the old-fashioned car up the incline was a lot of fun. We walked around at the top and caught a glimpse of history. It was dusk and Pittsburgh was lit up. Breathtaking view!!! Glad we tried it! (and riding down was... More

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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This was something to do to get a really food look at the city! We read up on some history of the incline. Once up there, I thought it would be interesting to walk the streets and maybe find a good place to eat...no such luck. Not even shopping. Go up, look around and come down!

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Wenatchee, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

First, any tourist trip,$10 for a senior couple, is a bargain. But, the treatment by a surly cashier at the bottom of the historical Duquesne Incline ruined the excitement of showing the Pittsburgh skyline to my senior wife. I was in town, first time after 50 years, attending a HS reunion. We parked at the top. The fare sign clearly... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great view of the city. Not a lot of $$$$. Need exact change for the ride. Make sure you get the right ticket for return.

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Garforth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Well worth taking time out to check out the amazing views of Pittsburgh, particularly if you use the cable cars to reach the inclines......

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