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Monongahela Incline

Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
412-442-2000
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Ranked #20 of 92 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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Salisbury, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We took the ride up the Incline to Grandview Avenue. The view is priceless. A few viewing spot to look out over Pittsburgh. Only 100 feet from the top was an ice cream shop: DeFlorio's, I think was the name. We sat outside enjoying the weather and the treat. Unfortunately, I'm not doing them justice by not remembering if that... More

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Rye, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
49 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The Mon incline is the better of the two in my opinion. Accessible from Station Square, the incline provides a great view over the city. The Station Square area has good parking and many shops and restaurants. Both inclines are free for anyone 65 or older.

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Toledo, Ohio
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97 reviews 97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

You can walk to the Monongahela Incline which is located behind Station Square (where there's many bars/restaurants/shopping). Round trip was approx $6 per person & you had to have exact change but I think they accepted credit cards at the top. We rode it at night and got a great view of the city but the enclosed car itself was... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ride this on down after riding the Duquesne up. It seems the restaurants and ice cream parlor are clustered here at the top. So chow down here before heading down.

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Rye, NY
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189 reviews 189 reviews
136 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The steep climb up Mount Washington is a unique way to get a great view of Pittsburgh. The station at the bottom is in the middle of a shopping, entertainment and river path area that offers more opportunities for visitors than the Duesquene incline. The top also has places for coffee and snacks and an observation deck. Here, too, riders... More

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jngannex
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Only thought was what would happen if the brakes failed and we fell straight down...great movie scene

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Take the incline up to Mt Washington area, nice views awaits you. Little scary since I am not in love with heights but even if the incline was built 1869 it has been renovated after that ;-). Nice ice cream store on the top and a Post Office if you need that. Parking just outside on the lower end. $4... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I think this is a must do if you are in Pittsburgh. Beautiful views of the city and its bridges. It costs to ride but I think it was worth it. Not a whole lot to do on the top but look at the views and eat ice cream.

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Signal Hill, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Everytime I return to pittsburgh I look forward to the incline and its great view of the city. Day or night the view is picture worthy. Restaurants at the top are very good but a little pricey.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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130 reviews 130 reviews
49 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a great piece of history and a really cool way to see the Pittsburgh skyline and the rivers running through downtown. The Monongahela Incline requires exact change and you pay at the top for your roundtrip. Once at the top you can see the Pittsburgh skyline from several different lookout/observation points. At the top you can also find... More

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