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Monongahela Incline

Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
412-442-2000
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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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Wayne,NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Lawrence, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I never rode an incline I didn't like. This one is great because at the top you've got a marvelous view of the Monongahela River and the Pittsburgh skyline. If you visit in the evening, as we did, you can watch the sky darken and the city lights come on and reflect on the river below. Exact change unless you... More

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

From the moment you arrive you feel you have stepped back in time. The very old volunteers that work the incline help you feel the history. The self guided tour of the working parts are very impressive, kids would love this. Every woodworker would love the inside of the car. The view would be appealing to all who go. Just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Let me start by saying I'm afraid of heights. That said what a great relaxing time we had taking the Monongahela Incline to mt. Washington, pa. What views! After dinner we decided to check it out. It's only $7.50 round trip for 2 adults. Please bring cash and have exact change. You can stay up on grandview avenue all day... More

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Tucson, Arizona, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After the Just Ducky Tour take a ride up the incline and see all of Pittsburgh. The ride up is fun, but the view is fantastic. This is how some Pittsburghers go to work!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's a quick, neat experience if you happen to be in Pittsburgh. Please be warned that you must have cash and it must be exact change.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Incline is great history & great sightseeing from the top. This is the incline that is closer to subway transit, but views of downtown might be better from other incline. It is part of Pittsburgh transit authority, so you can get a transfer from bus or subway and it is really a quick, cheap, and fun way to see downtown... More

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