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Duquesne Incline

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Address: 1997 West Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone Number: +1 412-381-1665
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Description: Scale Mount Washington in one of two original 1877 cable cars for a fun...
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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Marginally better than the Monongahela Incline

Both the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines serve the purpose of getting you up Mount Washington and back down again. Each cost $2.50 for a one-way ride (at the time of my visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Both the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines serve the purpose of getting you up Mount Washington and back down again. Each cost $2.50 for a one-way ride (at the time of my visit), and each offer nice views of the city and rivers along the way. I rate the Duquesne marginally better than the Monongahela for two reasons. First, the upper... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Great views of Pittsburgh from the top. A cool experience for kids. Very inexpensive - free if you're over 65, only $2.50 each way for adults.

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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed if you like off-beat places. The view of Pittsburgh at the top of the incline is great. Ride up and down for free if you are a senior. Curiously, the proof required by the clerk was either a Penn driver's license (as out-of-staters, we didn't have) or a Medicare card!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Go day or night and you'll see amazing views of the city, the rivers, parks and bridges, and more. It's free if you're a senior, $2 otherwise. Cheap! The cars are old-fashioned and have a few creaks, but the ride is smooth and great fun, despite the steep angle. At night, the city is a fairyland of lights. Trains rumble... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Funicular with no frills, but such a great view of the golden triangle! There is a gift shop at the upper level with some nice trinkets, and the proceeds help fund the funicular. There are a few restaurants on Grandview, as well as a grand view, but the upper area is sort of hemmed in by a highway--not that it... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is a really fun ride up Mount Washington. Kids will think it's really cool. There is an observation platform at the top and souvenirs are for sale. The view is amazing! There are restaurants at the top, expensive ones. More pocket book friendly restaurants are down the street on the lower level in the Station Square area. Be aware... More 

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Amherst, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Very Inexpensive, easy to get to and a lot of fun! Great way to see the city from above. It is great at night with all of the lights!!

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Easton, pa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This incline is an old mining incline now used to see the sights of Pittsburgh. It's $5 round trip and the sights are beautiful! Make sure you have cash and even better if you have exact change. because sometimes the change maker doesn't work.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great way to get some nice views and pictures of the city. For $5, it's well worth a visit. We went on a Sunday afternoon and there was no wait to go up or come back down. Easy to walk to from Downtown with pedestrian walkways on the bridge.

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Incline provides a lovely view of the Golden Triangle, and everything about it is not-of-this-age: it's wooden, slow, no-frills, not digital, exact change. It's a funicular! It's so great. Seems like there are so few authentic things like this left. Check out the small gallery of incline history up top in the hall. And seriously, it's a perfect view... More 

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