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Duquesne Incline

1220 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1204
412 381 1665
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Ranked #9 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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Detroit, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Took this incline up, walked the mountain and too the other incline down. $2.50 per person each way...exact change only. Restaurants are a little pricey up there unless you travel into the small towns.

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

400 ft high, 800 ft long slope, now calculate the length of the base and the other angles other than the 90 degree right angle....you pay $2 for 1 hour parking across the street, $5 for each adult, and $2.50 for seniors and kids aged 6 to 11.The ride lasts 5 minutes, then you look around the city skyline from... More

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic view of the city, three rivers park and bridges. Not crowded. If you want to go for only the view and not keen on using the incline/tram, you can directly drive to the upper incline area on GrandView Avenue. If you are using GPS, make sure it takes you to this upper location instead of the lower incline location... More

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Midland, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We did the round trip by taking the Duquesne incline up and the other one down. Both were fun. The Duquesne was larger inside and not as crowded. If you just do one I would pick the Duquesne.

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Hamburg, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A must do in Pittsburg - fabulous view of the city and 3 rivers- amazed at all the bridges in this city- loved all the history in the Duquesne museum - super place !

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Statesboro, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I'd rate this a five for the views, but feel like they could do more with this; part of this is this is more than just a tourist attraction but a functioning transit service. The parking is inconvenient at the bottom station; down by the river and kind of meh. You have to climb up stairs to an overpass over... More

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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

A very European feel to the incline. Yes the cabins are small and a bit stuffy/hot but it makes it feel more authentic. My daughter loved the view and the ride. Dirt cheap compared to similar inclines around the world.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We love this experience. From the requirement for exact change (aka cash including coins) to the rattle-ly, bumpy, how-does-this-possibly-still-work trek up the side of the mountain, it is simply something you have to do. There's is a "museum" at the top location with great pictures and a peek into history in a small space. I suggest stopping and pointing out... More

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Regina, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I visited the Duquesne Incline upon recommendation from a local. There's a lot of history at the top of the incline. I spent about 45 minutes reading everything and taking in the view. I regret not going to the washroom before visiting the incline (they have an outhouse for public use). I bought myself a few souvenirs to mark my... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We actually drove to the top and enjoyed our viewed from the look out area. IT was awesome to see at sunset as the lights of the city came on across the river. Beautiful view!

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