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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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Beautiful views of the Burgh

It's a nice activity if you've got an extra hour, or two. At the bottom, across the street is a small shopping center. It's got a little bit for everybody, including quick... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Riverside, California

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a nice activity if you've got an extra hour, or two. At the bottom, across the street is a small shopping center. It's got a little bit for everybody, including quick food and sit down restaurants. It's $3.50 per person, round trip. Recently refurbished. It's clean. A fun time. What a view from the top!!! Take lots of pics.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here after a Pirates game. Amazing view of the city from the top of Mt. Washington. Line was pretty long before the game so we had to come back afterwards. No line at all after the game so we got right on. The view of the city all light up is terrific! This incline is a little cheaper than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is $3.50 for a round trip. There are beautiful views of the city from the top and shops, restaurants, and bars to sample.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the better of the two inclines. We went up in the late afternoon and there are spectacular views of the city. It is a bit deceiving to find so make sure to ask or give the Port Authority a call and they can help you get there. While you go up and get great views, its still a... More 

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new jersey, usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun short activity to get the city view. Unique for kids. Free to seniors. Popular with school groups

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The incline or funicular railway as we call it is easy to use although the payment machine at the station square end does not always work, only takes 10-15 minutes to ride

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First time to Pittsburgh and had to check out Mount Washington. We decided to go late afternoon to get a few photos plus stay awhile and get a view once the sun set. The incline was very interesting. Make sure you have cash & exact change is best! The machine stated it took credit card but it didn't work. The... More 

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Hurley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a fun trip. Right across the street from "Station Square." 2 overlook platforms- 1 mile walk to the 2nd one.

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Thank Lynnbond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot visit Pittsburgh without taking an incline up to Mt Washington. Beautiful views of the city during the day and at night.

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NE Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a not to be missed experience when visiting Pittsburgh, if only to be able to say that you did it and to take a few minutes to step back in time. On the way over to Market Square to catch a ride on the Monongahela Incline, our Uber driver explained that the steep incline leading up to the... More 

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