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Monongahela Incline

Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
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Ranked #21 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Trams, Cultural
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Owner description: This tram, opened in 1870, still carries passengers up and down Mount Washington.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We took the incline ride on a blustery Sunday, but the view from the top was still quite scenic. The cable cars are older, but hold a large number of people. If you don't look down, you won't be afraid!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Fantastic view of the city. You can find a few shops, as well as a Catholic Church, St. Mary of the Mount. Worth the ride. There are no bathroom facilities at the incline station. Seniors ride for free!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We took the car up to Mt. Washington for the first time. It is a short ride with a beautiful view. You pay at the top, and can get a roundtrip pass. The price is very reasonable. Mt. Washington is a lovely, scenic neighborhood...a must see.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I've always loved the view from atop Mt. Washington, and compared to the Duquesne Incline, I much prefer this one - especially at night. There's not much to do at the top, but there are multiple overlooks. Definitely great for a romantic evening!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

It's a very nice attraction you should try... It's historical, you can see pictures and stories of how it happened. And it's the best way to go to Mount Washington anyway. There is no excuse not to go, you'll love it!

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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We took the hotel shuttle to the other incline and then walked the Mountain View and took the thid incline back down the Mountain which is right in front of Station Square where we picked up Steelers merchandise before the game. For both inclines it costs a total of $3.50 which wasnt bad. If u want to buy any souvenirs... More

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just do it on a nice day.... and take a camera! :). Park at Station square or arrive from the city via the Subway. Plan a day!

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was the 2nd time my wife and I went up to Mount Washington using the incline. The view is worth the price. Thanks for the ride!

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New Castle, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you travel to Pittsburgh, you are required to do this ride up the hill. You will be rewarded with magnificent views.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

What fun! Kinda intimidating to look at, but so much fun. My kid;'s in a wheelchair, which wasn't a problem. You just take the elevator to the upper level and board. The seats are kinda funky- You don't sit but they rotate and you kinda perch on 'em. The views of the downtown skyline are spectacular, and it's interesting to... More

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