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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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Incredible View of Pittsburgh

What a great way to start your vacation in Pittsburgh. Take the Incline to the top of the hill overlooking the city. Have a meal up there and enjoy the view. Round trip is only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Washington Township, New Jersey
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Washington Township, New Jersey
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142 reviews 142 reviews
37 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

What a great way to start your vacation in Pittsburgh. Take the Incline to the top of the hill overlooking the city. Have a meal up there and enjoy the view. Round trip is only $5. If your hotel is in the city, you can walk there - the bridges have sidewalks that allow you to get anywhere.

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Troy, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Got a round trip ticket and went up the monongahela and was able to site see at the top and come down the Duquesne. Beautiful scenery.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is the only remaining incline in Pittsburgh, which used to have over a dozen. A number of people actually use it for transportation up to Mt. Washington. Whether you're at Station Square or Mt. Washington, be sure to ride it - this is the incline they constantly show whenever there's scenes of Pittsburgh on television.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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136 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed talking to the local people who were riding the incline as their way of commuting to work. Such unique public transportation. Buying the tickets was automated and easy. We just road up and road back down. Scenic and classic. Quite a fun experience for those who have never seen an incline!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A bit of history, fun and what a great way to get a sense of where things are in the whoe 3 Rivers area..

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Buffalo, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Like the Duquesne Incline, the Monongahela Incline also offers an amazing view of the city of Pittsburgh. This one is closer to the heart of downtown and the shops of Station Square, so you can park in the SS garage and hit up the shops and this for just a short walk; also located in close proximity to the Gateway... More 

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Detroit
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was a shorter ride than I expected, but still good. Great views from the lowest car, better views from the lookout at the top of the hill. They jave dpecisl pricing for children's fares but beware the automated ticketing machines do not. Adult fare is only 3.50 round trip, so not breaking the bank. I bet it is really... More 

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Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a must-do for a first-time trip to Pittsburgh. We parked at the bottom of the incline and then paid for a return trip at the kiosk. At the top, we enjoyed the view and then walked through the adjoining neighborhood where we visited a bakery and enjoyed some ice cream from a nearby ice cream shop. A nice... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I went to school for civil engineering, so this really gets the geek in me going. I was staying just around the corner at the Sheraton at Station Square for a conference. I decided to play hooky for the last day in town, and take a ride on the Incline. I asked the concierge about it at the hotel, and... More 

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Louisville, KY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

You must do this, it is a piece of living history.It is not often that you can ride a historic way of transportation. Great views and cost very little.

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