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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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My family and I really enjoyed the incline. The lines to get on are one way in/one way out but that was the worst part. The lines the day of our visit were short. We took the trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My family and I really enjoyed the incline. The lines to get on are one way in/one way out but that was the worst part. The lines the day of our visit were short. We took the trip up first and got a great view of the city. The price to ride is reasonable and is a must-do attraction when... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Take a ride to heaven! Watch the sights of Pittsburgh far below as you climb higher and higher up the mountain to Mt. Washington's overlook. From here, explore the neighborhood, and find a wonderful place to have a meal before descending down to earth again....

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Mon Incline is one of two remaining inclines in Pittsburgh. Historic Landmark. park at the top of Mt Washington or bottom at Station Square,and enjoy a pleasant ride and the ultimate scenic view of the Golden Triangle below and the hills of Pittsburgh. Station Square at the bottom is also a historic landmark for turning old train freight house... More 

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Shinnston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I rode the incline at dusk. It was a unique and fun experience. But being able to look across the river to Pittsburgh was amazing!! It was a very inexpensive way to spend the evening. Just make sure you have exact change.

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Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

An inexpensive, historical experience to get to the top of Mt. Washington. Still used as a mode of daily transportation for the locals just as it was to transport steel workers in the past. Since it was our first time riding, we had to ask about the process. You must have exact change. (I believe it was $2.50 round trip.)

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went to the Monongahela Incline as a side activity, once we were at Square Station. The incline itself is a very simple, self-service ride, which was not that much of a ride, however, the views from atop Mount Washington were breathtaking. Is you are in Pittsburgh, this is a cheap 2 hour activity worth the time and the money.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Everyone goes on the incline. Some people even propose and get married on the incline. It is a Pittsburgh tradition. It is the perfect way to get to the top of Mt Washington without have to find a place to park. The view from the gatehouse on top is spectacular!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Both the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines serve the purpose of getting you up Mount Washington and back down again. Each cost $2.50 for a one-way ride (at the time of my visit), and each offer nice views of the city and rivers along the way. I rate the Duquesne marginally better than the Monongahela for two reasons. First, the upper... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Might as well hitch a ride on the incline if you're in Pittsburgh. The view from Mt. Washington was amazing, even in the rain. Incline was something different than we are used to, so we found it to be fun. We started from Station Square and went up and then back down after a quick walk around and a coffee... More 

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

What a great way to start your vacation in Pittsburgh. Take the Incline to the top of the hill overlooking the city. Have a meal up there and enjoy the view. Round trip is only $5. If your hotel is in the city, you can walk there - the bridges have sidewalks that allow you to get anywhere.

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