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Monongahela Incline

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Address: Grandview Towers, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1000
Phone Number: 412-442-2000
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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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A great way to see Pittsburgh from way up high!

My family and I were looking for something to do after our duck boat tour. This incline was located behind the tour's building and fit the bill perfectly. We bought round trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I were looking for something to do after our duck boat tour. This incline was located behind the tour's building and fit the bill perfectly. We bought round trip tickets for three adults and one child, which were very affordable. When we got to the top, we got out and took a few pictures, then took a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This looked like the perfect tourist thing to do and had we been able to pay ... It may have been. Along with my husband and I there were probably another 10 or so tourists who lined up to pay for a ticket ... Oh what's that there is a section for notes but nope won't accept them. Oh ok... More 

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Tioga, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful view of the three rivers and Pittsburgh's skyline, especially at night. Take the time to walk to the Catholic Church built in the early 1900's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Mon incline is a nice cheap way to get to the top of Mt Washington. The Mon is handicapped accessible while the Duquesne is not...grab some ice cream at the top!

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 544 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a fast way to get up from the waterfront to mount Washington. We parked at the top of the mountain (free after 6PM) and took the Duquesne Incline down, walked to the Monongahela and took that back up to the mountain to get our car. It was a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours at... More 

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were long lines on the weekend, so I went back late in the day. Make sure you walk long the sidewalk and the overlooks at the top. Great views of the city from the top. As you ride, remember that this was not built as a tourist attraction, but a means for people to get to and from work.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the top over the weekend. After listening to the suggestion of the someone at a hotel, we ate at the bottom in Station Square. Don't waste your money there. At the top are some Grills and Bars that serve food. There are some great overlooks of downtown Pittsburgh and the three rivers up here. It cost $3.50... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very cheap way to get a spectacular view of the city. We were pleasantly surprised how easy and quick it was. There are some great restaurants at the top.

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went up the Duquesne Incline and went down the Monongahela Incline.........they are both a little different from each other........do them both for a great experience.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rode Duquesne up to the top, Mono down. Good fun. Grabbed a beer at Packs and Dogs walking along the top between the Inclines.

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