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Monongahela Incline

Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
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Ranked #19 of 91 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Historic Sites
Description: This tram, opened in 1870, still carries passengers up and down Mount Washington.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Was a very unique experience to be able to ride the incline up to the amazing view of the city. Once there, the picture memorabilia was excellent. To see the history of the city so well documented was perfect. A must see for anyone visiting the city. Doesn't take very long and is an inexpensive way to get a glimpse... More

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Haymarket, Virginia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The veiws are great but the people "working" the incline on the day we were there were super cranky. I am a Pittsburgh native sharing the city with out of town guests and was embarassed by how cold, rude, and cranky the "workers" were the day we choose to see the sights. I keep putting "workers" in quotes because only... More

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Alburtis, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Take the quick trip up to check out the views of the city! You can see Rivers Casino, Heinz field, Mr. Rogers statue and the 3 rivers coming together.

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Indiana, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you're a visitor to Pittsburgh, make your way up the mountain to see Pittsburgh from the top! The views are gorgeous, the incline ride is fun, there is a ton of history in the place. Definitely worth the time to check out the city from above!

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Markham, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My 2.5 years old son was very excited and 1st time to ride with very deep slope for up and down hill. It was FUN !!!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took the tram across the city and paid the transfer cost. Walked down the street to find a white sign in front of the incline entrance stating that it was closed till 2 PM. This was about 11:15pm. So we walked across the street and took the duck tour at Station Square instead. When the tour left about 12... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After coming to Pittsburgh several times to see the Steelers play, one of our favorite things to do is take the old cable car ride up to the top of the overlook to see the stunning view of Pittsburgh. It is one of the most picturesque scenes you will ever see from a great vantage point. Bring a camera. You... More

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Finally got to experience this and happy we did. We parked at the top(meter parking) & enjoyed the wonderful view. Road the incline ($7round trip 2 people) down & walked around the strip. Road back up & was able to enjoy ice cream at a local ice cream parlor. Local People still use the incline as transportation, but it was... More

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Massillon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is one of two inclines that take you up Mt Washington. It is the cheaper of the two, but I did prefer the Duquesne incline - this one is ran on computer, the other is run manually and as you can guess, this one breaks a little more often. Have exact change and pay at the top if you... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The incline is a great way to get to the top of Mt. Washington to overlook Pittsburgh. We walked almost to the Duquesne Incline across the top before turning back to return via the Monongahela Incline. The views from each platform are wonderful.

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