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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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A MUST for your Pittsburg visit!

Affordable and enjoyable ride up the Incline! This is a must when visiting Pittsburg to learn a bit more interesting history of its people and to see that view!! After you've... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Affordable and enjoyable ride up the Incline! This is a must when visiting Pittsburg to learn a bit more interesting history of its people and to see that view!! After you've taken in that view, walk down the street for a coffee or ice cream. Enjoy the ride down and explore the Station Square area.

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Huntington, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth the $3.50 price of admission for a round-trip ticket. Once you're on top of Mount Washington it offers beautiful views of the city and there are several restaurants and bars and ice cream shops to visit while up there.

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Modesto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The cost is reasonable, at $3.50 for a round-trip fare. Be sure to have exact change, as they don't make change! You pay at the top of the incline. Signage is not as clear as it could be. Kids under 5 (I think) ride free. There are several lookouts at the top of the Mountain with sweeping views of the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Slightly different perspective from the Dusquesne Incline. Liked this one a bit better, but worth experiencing both. This one had a more private car, and a larger viewing area at the top.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

The Monongahela incline is a great way to see Mt. Washington and the city as you ride up or down. This incline however, is in dire need of repair and will be closed after Labor Day. No scheduled reopen date has been set. A second incline called the Duquesne incline is still operable and you can get great views there... More 

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Northlake, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed riding the incline to the top of Mt Washington. Great views of the city from the top along with some historical information signs that were interesting. My teenage son did not really want to go, but was glad he did (or glad I made him :) )

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Florence, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My family recently visited Pittsburgh and heard about the incline. It is truly a neat experience...you ride the incline to the top of Mt. Washington where there are several overlooks to stop and look at Pittsburgh from that perspective. It is neat to see all of the bridges from way up there. We didn't do much on Mt. Washington, so... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Due to my fear of heights I talked myself into waiting on my husband while he road the incline. We went after dinner since he wanted to see the skyline at night. The station was constantly busy, but no one had to wait that long for the tram. I felt pretty safe with all the foot traffic at the station.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went on the Monongahela Incline because it was closer to the bar where we were having drinks on Mt Washington, as opposed to the better known Duquesne Incline, Either on is a must do Pittsburgh experience

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Loved the history of this very inexpensive treat!! It was a thrill riding on the incline! The gear room is awesome! Take lots of pics!!

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