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Monongahela Incline

Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
412-442-2000
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Ranked #20 of 94 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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Plymouth
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

See the review for the Duquesne Incline. Came down this incline after riding up on the other: an experience unique to Pittsburgh.

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Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The view overlooking the city, at night, was spectacular! And the ride up is really a lot of fun. Well worth the time to make your way up to the top.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

There are not many remaining inclines in the country...and, the Monongahela is one of two in Pittsburgh. Each inch up the mountain provides a breathtaking view of the city. It is easy to pay and board. All aboard!

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth the trip up this incline if you're in the Station Square area. It's only a couple of bucks to ride to the top but the view is incredible.

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Columbia, MD
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This ride was well worth the price. The view from the top was was fantastic! There were not any lines at this incline like there were at the other.

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We took the incline with a large group of family. The ride itself was about 7 minutes and scaled Mount Washington, over 300 feet. The views were incredible. We were able to see for miles. A one way trip is $2.50 but if you are over the age of 65 and have a medicare card you can ride for free.... More

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Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I could see how this would be good on a nice day, but unfortunately it was cold and rainy when we went. I've heard a lot about the incline but honestly it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Nice view for about 5 minutes.

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europe
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We did both and the walk from one to the other. The views from on top are great.This incline has the advantage of the Metro station at the bottom. I see that some of the people who were disappoint had to wait in line. Maybe we were lucky but we came and went right down after a minute or two.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We took the incline up and walked over to the obervation platform one afternoon. If you like to post and share photos then this ones for you. Excellent views of the city and the parks. Good photo area to capture the convergence of all three rivers.

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Franklin, Indiana
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The views of downtown Pittsburgh from the various look outs on the top of Mount Washington were definitely worth the ride up the incline. And don't stop at just the first look out. The view of the city changes. Would love to do this at night.

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