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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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Nice Historical Transport

Taking a ride on the incline is like stepping back in time. The incline car appears to be true to the time period. The ride is smooth and the car compartments are easily... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Taking a ride on the incline is like stepping back in time. The incline car appears to be true to the time period. The ride is smooth and the car compartments are easily accessible. You can bring on bikes but only one is recommended at a time depending on the number of people waiting. There is no air conditioning so... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After figuring out which tickets to purchase, we bought tickets and waited in line. It was a hot and humid day, and the station is not air conditioned. Very hot and tired children whining while waiting. Once inside and ascending, the views rapidly become gorgeous. At the top the observation decks showcase the 3 rivers conjunction and the many bridges... More 

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Lamar, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

fun....taker it to the top, have lunch at several places and come down the duquesne incline.... well worth the noon time...

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Definitely a "must do" for anyone planning a trip to Pittsburgh. Just make sure to have exact change and watch how long you spend on Mt Washington. There is a 3 hour time limit for the tickets you buy and they mean it!

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Norman, OK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The cost to ride is 3.50 round trip- you pay at the top. The car is warm and cramped, but the view at the top is well worth it! There is an ice cream shop at the top that serves great soft serve. The incline is a "must-do" while in Pittsburgh.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My family did the incline, not good if you're afraid of heights but definitely worth it for the view of Pittsburgh. Such a cool experience!! We were able to get awesome pictures of the city! Please take the time to do this! It's only 2.50 one way!! Very cool!!

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a fun experience but somewhat uncomfortable in the summer heat. Basically you ride a little trolley car up a track running up the side of the hill, and enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top. Unfortunately, neither the stations or the cars have fans or air conditioning, so it made for a sticky wait and ride.... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A must for anyone that is a visitor of Pgh. Awesome views! Wish the windows were a little cleaner to make a better viewing experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Perhaps the city is striving for authenticity with the lack of ventilation, change and clarity of pricing... Nonetheless worth it for the panoramic view at the top, especially at night. In summer take the top car for a breeze at your back. Ice cream place at the top, like the train, is cute but equally annoyingly has no restroom. Pittsburgh... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a MUST-DO while visiting Pittsburgh. The whole family will love the chug-chug up and the awesome restaurants that await at the top. Don't hesitate to use the incline!

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Address: Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
Phone Number: 412-442-2000
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh

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