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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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You must do this, it is a piece of living history.It is not often that you can ride a historic way of transportation. Great views and cost very little.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Louisville, KY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You must do this, it is a piece of living history.It is not often that you can ride a historic way of transportation. Great views and cost very little.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This a wonderful experience for anyone at any age. This is the oldest operating incline in the US affording a fantastic view of Pittsburgh since the late 18oo's. Have dinner at one of the top shelf restaurants on Mount Washington and make a day of it. A must see for visitors of this beautiful city.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

On our last visit three years ago, I decided the next time we visited this was top of my to do list. We originally wanted to ride the Duquesne Incline but we could not find a good parking spot. We drove down to the first parking area off Carson Street near the Monongahela Incline. Parking was seven bucks. We thought... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Plan about 20 minutes. The observation are is cool. First time riding and enjoyed it. Great place to take pictures.

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York, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were there in summer. Long line but worth the wait. Gorgeous view of the city. Grumpy attendant didn't ruin the trip.

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Butler, Pennsylvania, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a must do when visiting da Burgh. Ride to the top and get some pics of the city from Mount Washington.

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Muncie, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

History and nostalgia. Great views at the top. Now accepts credit cards. There is one attendant who is less than friendly but the last time we rode the incline the attendant this time was helpful and very friendly. Walk 50 yards to the right as you exit the station for one of the best city views anywhere. There is an... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It's not cheap but it's a great way to see the city. We often take friends - they now charge for the car park at the bottom, so one of us goes up in the car with them, the other takes the car round to meet them - usually finishing off with a drink at Monterey Bay. It's a short... More 

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Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

When you ride on the Mon Incline, you are taking part in the history of Pittsburgh since this is one of the last two surviving inclines along Mt. Washington that brought workers into downtown Pittsburgh and to the steel mills that dotted the Monongahela (Mon) River during the 1800's and 1900's. The ride up from Station Square is well worth... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We parked at Station Square and took the Monongahela incline up. We were there during the fall when all the leaves were changing colors so very picturesque. When we got to the top we decided to walk to the Duquesne Incline as well. The views are simply amazing you get to see the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers join and combine... More 

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