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Monongahela Incline

Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
412-442-2000
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Ranked #17 of 87 attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Trams, Historic Sites
Description: This tram, opened in 1870, still carries passengers up and down Mount Washington.
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Staten Island, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Riding the incline was my first experience on something that climbed this tall that was not a ride in an amusement park. I had read about how old Pittsburgh's inclines are and the history of why they were built. Of course I knew there were renovations and upgrades made over the course of their lives, but I never expected the... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Take the funicular to the top of Mt. Washington for THE panoramic view of Pittsburgh. At the top, take a leisurely stroll towards Heinz Field as you walk along the river. This is definitely a FIRST STOP on any visit to Pittsburgh. It's only $3.50 round trip (cash only - no change). Come prepared and all 65 or over travel... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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206 reviews 206 reviews
6 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Except for the cash only tickets, this is worth the effort. Still used for transportation and not just tourists. Probably nothing else like it since there are only three functioning inclines in the world. Was there with great fall colors and once during the day and once at night. Great views.

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Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is a great slice of history (although I think the Duquesne incline gives you a better view(. However, beware that it's cash only and they don't give you change back. It was $3.50 round trip and I only had a five. Not a huge loss but it seems like in 2014 you could have a machine or an employee... More

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Bolivar, Ohio
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120 reviews 120 reviews
21 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were up in the air about which incline to ride on our last trip to Pittsburgh. We finally decided on the Monongahela....and I am glad we did. We actually walked over from our hotel at the Omni Penn in downtown about a 15-20 minute walk. Its a good thing we walked because there is no parking over there. Also... More

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Stow, Ohio
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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We took the Monongahela Incline at night - that was a great decision for the views. We enjoyed a wonderful vista including downtown and the rivers. Unfortunately, it was a cool evening and many of the shops in the Shiloh neighborhood (at the top) were closed for the evening - at 9 PM.

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Cold Spring, NJ
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The Mon Incline is in many ways similar to the Duquesne Incline, but there are some differences. The Mon is a not quite as long as the Duquesne, but it is a steeper ride which makes it a bit more exciting for some. Also the Mon's passenger cabin is a slanted three level cabin which accentuates the sense of steepness.... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

$3.50 for a return ticket is great value. Once you areup top on Mount Washington you can walk along getting great views of the downtown and the confluence of the 3 rivers that flow through Pittsburgh. There are plenty of coffee shops and eateries up there as well to keep you fed and watered but the Incline Railway is worth... More

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Allentown, PA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

For a low price, this is a unique way to see the overall landscape of Pittsburgh. There are nice bakeries at the top of Mt. Washington that also make it worth the ride.

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142 reviews 142 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The ride was so easy - seniors (over 65) ride for free. The views on top was spectacular. Make sure that you walk along the edge there on the top. There are different viewing areas, where you can see downtown Pittsburgh and the three rivers around it.

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