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Duquesne Incline

1220 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1204
412 381 1665
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Ranked #7 of 91 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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Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I was unaware that a roundtrip ticket cannot be used on either incline. Each incline transaction is separate. We rode up the Duquesne and down the Mon. Views are much better on the Duquesne side.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

No trip is complete without riding the Pittsburgh inclines! We rode the Duquesne Incline both during the day and at night. I highly recommend doing so! Both inclines are open until 12:45am and exact cash fare is required. This location has a viewing area, museum, and gift shop. The Monongehela Incline is about a mile away. Awesome way to see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This a great quick attraction that provided an amazing view of the city. It is a cool piece of preserved history. The gentleman working the booth was so nice and enthusiastic. We went at night but will definitely go back to experience it during the day.

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Columbia, PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Duquesne Incline is a fantastic view of Pittsburgh and a great way to get to exceptional restaurants without driving.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This offered an awesome view of the Pittsburgh's downtown area plus up and down the river away. Be warned you will need correct change and the guys collecting the money are pretty tight on enforcing that rule so check before you jump aboard.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The best view of Pittsburgh is from the top of the Duquesne Incline! it is well worth the ride! It is inexpensive, and a very cool experience!

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Akron, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Visiting this incline should be on everyone's list when visiting Pittsburgh. We rode it in the evening and the line to head up the hill was very short, though the line to come back down was long. The view of the city was amazing!

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Our GPS had hard time finding where to park for this place. The incline was very cool, great views of Pittsburgh and small museum. Very quick attraction - not an all day event.

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

With only a few hours to spend in Pittsburgh, we were looking for something our three young kids would enjoy and that would give us a quick overview of the city. The Duquesne Incline was perfect. There was some interesting history that my wife and I enjoyed, and our kids loved the ride. The views of the city and surrounding... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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142 reviews 142 reviews
11 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

A piece of transportation history, today just "amusement ride" preserved by a non-profit. Free for seniors and nominal for others. No reason not to take a ride if you're close by.

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