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Duquesne Incline

1220 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1204
412 381 1665
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Ranked #8 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I visited this incline years ago, when I was a child. We were in the area and I thought my son would enjoy the ride up the mountain as I had. When we arrived I walked into the small room where the boarding area is. There was a window (closed) and a sign which stated that all tickets must be... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a must-see. It is cash-only, exact change. The cable cars are neat, and take you up for a short ride to the top. You can see a gorgeous view of Pittsburgh with a view of the Heinz stadium. I am not sure where the free parking was-we had to pay for parking.

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Taylorville, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The view at night is amazing. However, the parking is not in a well lit secure area so be aware of your surroundings!

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Abingdon, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

if you visit Pittsburgh, you have to ride up the incline. The trolley is a restored original and offers a one of a kind view of the city and the river. The ride was also equal parts fun and a little bit scary because of the height, which made it seem more like an amusement than just a way to... More

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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My family of 5 visited the Duquesne Incline during our recent visit to Pittsburgh and I'd say it is a must see! Beautiful views of the city are just breathtaking! A few pointers for families with little ones. The incline itself is fun but there isn't anything to do once you reach the top and get off the incline. So... More

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Florida
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43 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You can pick up the incline across the street from Station Square. There is a minimal charge for the trip to the top of Mt Washington and back (free for senior citizens). The view from the tip is outstanding especially after dark. The only negative would be the long wait to get back down the hill during peak times. We... More

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Montvale, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were going to have dinner at one of the many chain restaurants in Station Square, but decided to ride the tram first. So glad we did. I think it was $6/pp round trip. Beautiful view, then a great little neighborhood up top with a few pubs and restaurants and an (expensive) ice cream shop that sold Amish made ice... More

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Arlington, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Although I am afraid of heights, I am very glad I went on this Incline. It was such a unique experience and the view is amazing. We walked along the scenic path at the top which was spectacular. Very reasonable price for a great view of Pittsburg.

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Chicago, IL
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The incline itself is ok, the view is spectacular at the top. Couple of restaurants with good views just outside the museum. The museum has lots of details and pictures for history buffs. Pictures of Pittsburg during the flood was scary!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The inclines are a highlight for the first-time visitor to Pittsburgh. The Duquense is the better of the two inclines (IMHO), if only because of the memorabilia and observation deck at the top

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