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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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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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Great views at the top!

Newly renovated although it still looks older-world. All open so it gets cold. Very short ride to the top. Only a few dollars. Fun ride for kids and adults through the trees... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
17meg
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Woodside, New York

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Mexico City, Mexico
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a short trip but it gives you something to do between breakfast and the steelers game. Once you get to the top the view of the city is great. You can pay at the top. Just relax and enjoy the ride!

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Thank Beremerino
Woodside, New York
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Newly renovated although it still looks older-world. All open so it gets cold. Very short ride to the top. Only a few dollars. Fun ride for kids and adults through the trees. Absolutely gorgeous view of Pittsburgh at the top.

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Thank 17meg
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I both live and work in downtown Pittsburgh and am often asked by visitors what are the "can't miss" sites that are worth taking the time to see. My #1 suggestion to each and every person that asks is to take one of the inclines up to Mount Washington and check out the breathtaking views of the unparalleled Pittsburgh skyline.... More 

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Thank Brock M
Westerville, Ohio
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246 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took this classic funicular up Mount Washington after lunch at the station square. It is a great way to get a beautiful vista of the river and surrounding area. I understand that it was closed for a while, glad they brought it back (probably hard to get parts for a funicular these days). If possible, take the Monongahela up,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you live in the Piitburgh area or are visiting, seeing and riding either the Mon or Duquesne Incline is a must. Coming down the Incline from scenic Mr.Washington at a very steep angle is like a ride at Kennywood Amusement Park and gives you a great view of the The Point in Pittsburgh where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers... More 

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Thank ArthurItisinspades
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It takes a bit of time to come down and go up. However the whole thing didn't last more than a couple of minutes. Beautiful view as it goes up and comes down.

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Thank Suman M
Westlake, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this was built in the Civil War era so it was about 150 years old. I was surprised there wasn't a big line. Everything moved pretty quickly and when you got to the top the view was outstanding. We got there right before sunset so we got to see two views. We were there close to Christmas so... More 

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Orrville, Ohio
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great way to get from Station Square to the top of Mount Washington. Once at the top, the view is beautiful.

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Thank Tracy C
Cleveland, Ohio
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Visited couple of times. Kids will defenitely enjoy the train ride. Atop There are couple of nice view points with monongahela river, PPG place and Pittsburgh skyscrapers. Don't miss them. For wider views an professional photos, use Duquesne incline.

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

You just don't see anything like it anywhere. You can tell it is old and has a lot of history. A cable pulls your car up Mount Washington. It only costs a couple dollars, so it's worth riding it up!

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