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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
Owner description: Scale Mount Washington in one of two original 1877 cable cars for a fun and unique ride and a...
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Type: Trams, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:45 am
Mon - Sat 5:30 am - 12:45 am
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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New York City, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

My friend who recently moved to Pittsburg took me for a ride on the the Duquesne Incline during my visit. We drove to the top of Mt. Washington and rode it down (and back up). It offers up amazing views of the city. While commuters still use, the cars don't look like they have changed much since 1877. It's a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Whether you go up or down the view on the way and from the top offers a panoramic of the city and its 3 rivers, the football and baseball stadiums and Point Park.When on the top of Mt Washington be sure to check out the history museum displaying old photos of Pittsburgh in the height of the Steel industry.There are... More 

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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This incline ride is a must for every visitor in the Pittsburgh area. The view while riding on the incline is breathtaking. There are several excellent restaurants at the to of the ride. Very interesting and informative experience.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Family of four with two children, 8 and 14. Do not park at the bottom of the Incline, there are no ATMs available and the Incline only takes cash. Head to the top where there is a museum and lots of things to do and get your cash there. Overall a great sightseeing trip and worth the minimal cost.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Inside this beautifully maintained little car one is transported through time. We can imagine how it was long ago when workers and families used this funicular to travel to work or into town. The upper station is festooned with pictures and postcards from Pittsburgh industrious past and illustrate the story of how Pittsburgh helped to build the backbone of a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the best view of Pittsburgh! Do not miss this terrific experience. It combines some of the rich history of Pittsburgh with a great ride up and down the mountain that overlooks the city. The night time view was spectacular.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is one of the most unique Pittsburgh activities. these old rail cars run on an inclined track down Mt Washington. the cars themselves are constructed to be level while riding on a steeply inclined track. old wooden cars. SPECTACULAR views of downtown on the way. Don't miss the little museum in the station at the top... fascinating photos and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I never tire of riding the Incline. The view from the top is wonderful day or night, the engineering is fun to witness (an extra $.50 at the top gets you a guided tour of the inner workings of the gears and motors), and it's fun to contemplate a piece of the city's history. At one time, the city's hillsides... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

History and excitment. Not always what you think go together but the incline is IT! Awesome ride ad views from on top of mt Washington.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love the views from the lookout. If your so inclined take a $4 ride up the side of the hill too but just the free visit to the lookout is worth it.

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