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Monongahela Incline

Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
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Ranked #18 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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Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My son wanted to ride the incline. It was a nice cute ride - with history. We walked around the top then rode back down.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We took the incline up to Mt. Washington to grab some dinner, but knew ahead of the time that half the fun is getting there as we did this the last time we were in the city. An absolute incredible feat of engineering considering when it was made and how long it has been in use. The people working at... More

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Grove City, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

One of those typical tourist must-do's while you are in Pittsburgh. I prefer the Monongahela Incline during the day because of the Station Square shopping area at the bottom and the Mt. Washington overlook at the top. There are a couple of pub style restaurants and an ice cream shop and bakery in the Mt. Washington neighborhood to walk to... More

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Although we are from Allegheny County my husband said he had never been on the incline. So we went and it was as enjoyable as I remembered as a kid. Do it if you had not recently or take someone who has not.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was my first visit to Pittsburgh and my friends had this on the "must-do" list. You can't beat the price. The views when we reached the top were great, I got some fantastic shots of the city. We walked down quite a ways and there were several platforms built out that were perfect for picture taking. Only reason I... More

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