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Monongahela Incline

Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
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Ranked #17 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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Woodbine, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It's wonderful that Pittsburgh has maintained this historical landmark. In many ways I would rate this as a 5 star attraction however there are those pesky adolescent family members who are too cool to enjoy something like this:-)

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Montecito, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I started at top and rode down and back up. Well worth 20 minutes of experiencing history. They don't make change, so you need exact amount (they will gladly accept that large bill they can't break!). Think it was $3.50 round trip. Got there on a weekday morning around 10:00 and there were only 3 people on the car with... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have lived in Pittsburgh most of my life and no matter when my friends visit from out of town, they want to ride the inclines! I prefer to ride at night, the lights and the city look beautiful at night! Just took a friend a couple weeks ago and he loved it! Got some great pics of the city... More

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West Richland, Washington
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145 reviews 145 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

If your coming too the city riding up to mount washington on one of the two inclined is a must. The view of the city from Mt. Washington is spectacular. It is especially nice after dark.

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Amherst NH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Only a couple of dollars for a ride up and down with access to the Promenade along the Mt. Washington heights. The view back across the river to downtown at night is breathtaking. Probably the most romantic thing you could possibly do in Pittsburgh.

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Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Riding the inclines when visiting Pittsburgh is an absolute tourist must! Both inclines offer great views of the city - day and night.

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Dumfries, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We rode this incline at night and it was great! Parking is located at Station Square for a fee. You can ride until 12:45am. There is an overlook to take pictures and ice cream shop right behind overlook. Duquesne Incline is a one mile's walk away. Must have exact cash for fare.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Several good restaurants a'top the hill, with a fabulous view over downtown. The ride up is more than worth the ticket price.

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I loved going up the over 100 year old incline since I had never ridden on one before. Went in the evening and had a great view of the city all light up. Fun thing to do at any hour. There are some restaurants and ice cream places near the top. Only takes a few minutes to go up. Recommend... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This incline, the Monongahela Incline, requires exact change for your fare. (The other incline, the Duquesne Incline does not.) There is a change machine in the Mon incline office, but don't depend on it being in service. Check the Mon inclne website prior to your visit for the current fare, and bring that exact amount for each person in your... More

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