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“You just can't pass up a ride on the "Mon Incline", Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh, Pa” 5 of 5 stars
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Monongahela Incline
Grandview Avenue, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
412-442-2000
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Ranked #21 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Historic Sites, Trams, Cultural
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Owner description: This tram, opened in 1870, still carries passengers up and down Mount Washington.
Berrien Springs, Michigan
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“You just can't pass up a ride on the "Mon Incline", Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh, Pa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Pittsburgh, Pa is a great city to visit, from the zoo, to museums for children and adults, browsing the unique and unusual shops of the "Strip district" (don't miss the "Mini Donut shop" serving Maple Bacon donuts, yummy) Heinz Field, home to the Steelers, PNC Park, home to the Pirates, ice hockey with the Penguins, more bridges than you can count, driving thru a tunnel, walking to "the point", taking a river cruise, discover the inner courtyard of City Hall, strolling along in the numerous neighborhood "downtown" areas, enjoying a relaxing cup of coffee at a sidewalk cafe, or splurging at a fine dining establishment, and last but not least, make time to take in the breathtaking view of the city from atop Mt Washington, via the "Mon Incline" across the street from Station Square.

Visited October 2011
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“A Must Do Pittsburgh Attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Of the two remaining inclines this is the oldest one. It is also the closest to walk to from Station Square, so I choose this one to go up. It looked like both a far and dangerous walk to try and walk to the Duquesne Incline. Also the Monongahela incline observation area gives you a straight on view of the Pittsburgh skyline, instead of the far away view from the Duquesne Incline. Once at the top you can walk over to the Duquesne Incline observation area if you want that view.

Have exact change if possible. They have change machines, but they may be out of order. You put your money in a tall cardboard box to pay once you get to the top. When you enter at street level it's kind of confusing because there is no one there and you don't know what to do. Just line up against the walls on the stairs and wait for the incline to come down and the doors to open. There are 3 sections in the car. Try to get in the lowest one so you can film or take pictures going up and down. Overall a "must do" thing if you visit Pittsburgh.

Visited September 2011
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Lexington, Ohio
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“A Highlight of our Annual Christmas in Pittsburgh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Our family, all ages, annually join for Christmas in the City--our favorite city is Pittsburgh. Check it out it's website, there's lots to see and do, but during that 3 day stay, everyone insists on walking across Smithfield Street Bridge and riding the incline. The view of the 3 rivers and the restored city is spectacular, with some snow, it's even more beautiful day or night. The houses and the church on the street are magnificent too.When you leave the incline building, go to the right and climb to the top of the hill to enjoy viewing platforms. Always take a camera, it's erfect background for family pictures or city skyline. The cost is $3.25 CASH ONLY The change machines may be empty, so be sure to take exact change. Check out the rest of the special displays and events in the city at Christmas time. It's a bargain place to enjoy carolers, window displays, Christmas concerts on the streets, amazing displays, Carriage rides, and ice skating.

Visited December 2010
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Phoenix, AZ
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“Very cool view of Pittsburgh at night!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We went up the incline after sundown and I had not previously been to this location. Beautiful views and a really nice platform from which to take pictures. A must on a romantic night out with your significant other (weather permitting). Pretty cheap for its worth!

Visited September 2011
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Pennsylvania, USA
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“Wonderful view and a nice piece of Pittsburgh history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We enjoyed our afternoon ride up and down the incline, with a stop at the top to enjoy the view. Our Pittsburgh friends said the view was not as nice as it could be, because of some mist, but we didn't notice--it really was a terrific view!

Visited August 2011
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