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Monongahela Incline

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Address: Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Phone Number: 412-442-2000
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Description: This tram, opened in 1870, still carries passengers up and down Mount...
This tram, opened in 1870, still carries passengers up and down Mount Washington.
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Take a trip to the top of Mt. Washington; great view of the Point

When you ride on the Mon Incline, you are taking part in the history of Pittsburgh since this is one of the last two surviving inclines along Mt. Washington that brought workers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Ohio
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93 reviews 93 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

When you ride on the Mon Incline, you are taking part in the history of Pittsburgh since this is one of the last two surviving inclines along Mt. Washington that brought workers into downtown Pittsburgh and to the steel mills that dotted the Monongahela (Mon) River during the 1800's and 1900's. The ride up from Station Square is well worth... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We parked at Station Square and took the Monongahela incline up. We were there during the fall when all the leaves were changing colors so very picturesque. When we got to the top we decided to walk to the Duquesne Incline as well. The views are simply amazing you get to see the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers join and combine... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

If the weather is fine you will have a great view of the skyline. I spent a sunset there and it was amazing. But you should have some cash for paying your trip. No creditcards accepted!

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Riverside, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

It's a great place to do Photoshooting, especially if you are into photographing a skyline at night. Price is reasonable, we paid $7 round trip for two people. The incline is used as regular method of transportation for locals. For one-time travelers you pay the fee at the uphill station. Also, make sure you have exact change.

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Arlington, VA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Love riding the incline up to Mt Washington and looking at the city. It's one of my favorite things to do in Pittsburgh.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

After traveling to Pittsburgh for several years to visit in-laws, we finally took a moment to do the tourist thing and do the incline. It's a short, surprisingly quick ride to the top. We had a clear day, so the views were great. A little piece of history that adds some uniqueness to Pittsburgh.

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Palmetto, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We traveled the incline before, but because our daughter didn't remember, we did it again on our trip home to the 'Burgh. What a great site to see Heinz Field and the Point. It was a really cold, but clear and sunny day. It is really a beautiful site to see the city from the large hillside and there are... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was not our first time on the incline but since my daughter did not really remember riding it when she was younger we went with my nephew to refresh their memories. Mon Incline cars are smaller than Duquesne Incline's but both accomplish the same goal, a nice different view of the city. Biggest thing to remember is to BRING... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews 107 reviews
45 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Either Incline is great. You can't see Pittsburgh unless you traveled on one of the Inclines. I believe there used to be over a dozen but at least we have two still here. No visitor from out of town should leave with out taking a ride. Also if there is a concert at Heinz Field good way to hear it... More 

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Minnesota
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The incline is a fun way to see dahntahn Pittsburgh and also reach the top of Mt Washington. The windows are open on the cars so dress warmly in the winter.

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