Duquesne Incline

Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh: Hours, Address, Duquesne Incline Reviews: 4.5/5

Duquesne Incline
4.5
Speciality Museums • Trams
7:00 AM - 12:45 AM
Monday
5:30 AM - 12:45 AM
Tuesday
5:30 AM - 12:45 AM
Wednesday
5:30 AM - 12:45 AM
Thursday
5:30 AM - 12:45 AM
Friday
5:30 AM - 12:45 AM
Saturday
5:30 AM - 12:45 AM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 12:45 AM
About
Scale Mount Washington in one of two original 1877 cable cars for a fun and unique ride and a breathtaking view of the Pittsburgh skyline when you reach the top of the 400-foot incline. Parking available across the street from our lower station at 1197 West Carson Street.
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texastravels4
Houston, Texas162 contributions
Friendly staff and great view
Jun 2021
We've never been on an incline, so not only was this a neat experience, but it was very peaceful and pretty. It was an inexpensive trip up and down the incline. If you don't have change to pay the exact fee, there is a change machine at the bottom that will give you $1 coins in change. If you start at the top and don't have the exact change, they'll let you get change and pay at the bottom. The incline's gift shop is currently closed, kind of a bummer because it was a fun place to stop. The staff here is really nice too.
Written June 13, 2021
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Familytravelmaven
Milwaukee, WI374 contributions
Fun way to get to dinner
May 2021 • Family
This 125 year old funicular is a fun way to get to the restaurants overlooking the city. You park at the bottom and ride to the top. It runs late enough so you’re not rushed during dinner.
Written May 23, 2021
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Sofie S
Tampa, FL15 contributions
Nice view if the city
May 2021 • Couples
Cute and different, nice view of the city. The ladies working at the bottom are quite rude, weird system with the exact fee in coins but happy I read up on it here before going there. I thought it would be more of a hike when getting to the top, but there’s really nothing to do up there so this excursion was very short.
Written May 23, 2021
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cecoleman82
DuBois, PA160 contributions
Beautiful view of city from the top
May 2021 • Couples
On our recent trip to Pittsburgh, we decided to go up the incline and see the city from the top. The line was recently long, we waited about an hour to get on it. What a beautiful view from the top, definitely worth the wait. Checked this off our to do list.
Written May 16, 2021
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wagmal
East Prairie, MO69 contributions
Great experience
May 2021 • Family
Cool experience and inexpensive - but have cash on you and if you have someone with a handicap or trouble taking stairs park at the upper end of the incline!
Written May 7, 2021
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Wagoneer
Conestoga, PA1,172 contributions
Interesting
Apr 2021 • Family
We did enjoy the experience and the view from the top.

We went up in daylight. A nighttime view might be better.

The cable car system itself was very interesting and picturesque and a good ride. They did put on a few too many people per trip in this time of covid.

One thing... it is cash only and exact cash only. We did not know this but we were allowed to go up and access the MAC machine at the top and pay when we came back down. On handing in a $20 bill for a $15 fare I was told this was not acceptable. I was directed to a machine that would take my $20 and give me $1 coins, which I then could use to pay. It was a bit much in this time when anyone can get a credit card reader...

The view from observation deck was OK. We walked a bit farther up the street to the Washington statue and had a better, unobstructed view.
Written April 25, 2021
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928melissam
Remer, MN37 contributions
Great Views!!
Apr 2021 • Family
Fun ride up and down the mountain with great views at the top. Both teams are in great shape, sit at the front for the best views. Cash only!
Written April 12, 2021
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dublj110
Algonquin, IL17 contributions
Nice scenic night tour
Apr 2021 • Family
This is pretty fun adventure, went around 630 before sunset and went for a couple of drinks and dinner. Sunset and night views are excellent .
Written April 9, 2021
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Kevin P
Cincinnati, OH7 contributions
Most disappointing part of our Pittsburg experience
Mar 2021
Where should I begin? In a city with as much to offer as Pittsburg, I am amazed that this is rated so highly. We went at the end of March which is hardly busy season. We had to queue for half an hour which I was surprised about, however, when we eventually got to the kiosk we realised that the reason for the delay was the totally ridiculous payment system. Firstly, those passengers leaving the car had to post their return ticket under the booth window or purchase a single ride ticket (there's no booth at the top) exact change was required, and for those unfortunate enough not to have come prepared, the very unhelpful lady in the booth merely pointed them to the single working change machine. Once they were all clear, we were allowed to purchase our tickets and enter the car for a ride that lasted no more than 3 minutes. The views from the top are breathtaking but don't restrict yourself to the viewing platform as there are better views from various points along the appropriately named Grandview Avenue. Overall, a very disappointing way of getting to a spectacular view.
Written April 2, 2021
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Brian P
Akron, OH28 contributions
A Pittsburg must
Mar 2021 • Couples
In a city with so much history, the Duquesne Incline is a must. Pro tip, make sure you have correct change to make the trip easier. At the time I visited, it was $2.50 each way. The entire system is very old and still uses the same cars and track so smoothness is not a thing, but it is still a fun ride.

Make sure you take some time at the tip to take in the sights and walk the streets. The views are breathtaking. Take a moment to think of times before the roads and buildings to get a real view of the area.
Written March 30, 2021
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