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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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Historical part of Pittsburgh

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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28 helpful votes 28 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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37 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is another one of those musts, when in Pittsburgh. To see the beauty of the city, you really need to get the perspective from across the river and what better way to do this via incline? We arrived early afternoon and the line was minimum. After we purchased our tickets, we wait just a few minutes to go up.... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Got a round trip ticket and went up the monongahela and was able to site see at the top and come down the Duquesne. Beautiful scenery.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is the only remaining incline in Pittsburgh, which used to have over a dozen. A number of people actually use it for transportation up to Mt. Washington. Whether you're at Station Square or Mt. Washington, be sure to ride it - this is the incline they constantly show whenever there's scenes of Pittsburgh on television.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I enjoyed talking to the local people who were riding the incline as their way of commuting to work. Such unique public transportation. Buying the tickets was automated and easy. We just road up and road back down. Scenic and classic. Quite a fun experience for those who have never seen an incline!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A bit of history, fun and what a great way to get a sense of where things are in the whoe 3 Rivers area..

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Buffalo, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Like the Duquesne Incline, the Monongahela Incline also offers an amazing view of the city of Pittsburgh. This one is closer to the heart of downtown and the shops of Station Square, so you can park in the SS garage and hit up the shops and this for just a short walk; also located in close proximity to the Gateway... More 

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