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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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Great view

Although we thoroughly enjoyed the view, the car that brings you up and down was stifling---there was no air vents and on a hot, humid day, it was hard to breath.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Samantha T

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although we thoroughly enjoyed the view, the car that brings you up and down was stifling---there was no air vents and on a hot, humid day, it was hard to breath.

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Thank Samantha T
Southern NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun ride down the side of a mountain. Beware the car is not air conditioned and gets pretty warm. Otherwise the view was amazing and it's a neat way to explore different areas of the city. The staff was friendly and it's inexpensive enough to do several times. I recommend a daylight and moonlight trip if you have the time.

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Thank NikWar
chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family rides this every time we come to Pittsburgh to get up to Mt. Washington. The view is amazing. On hot summer days it can be unbearable waiting in the heat but it's worth it!

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Thank Ilovethebeach320
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It goes up - it goes down - nice view. Make sure you bring exact change to ride $2.50 each direction or $3.50 round trip.

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Thank Penny S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to take the family for a ride on the Monongahela Incline and walk around on Mt. Washington. It was the perfect day - clear and sunny to see the sights of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited yesterday. Unfortunately, it was super hot. However, once you got to the top it was better. Would be great to see the city at night. Cost was very reasonable and gave unique birds-eye views for great photo opportunities!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this yesterday and just loved it. We parked at the lot across the street at the mall. It was fairly affordable. We paid for 2 adult tickets at the bottom of the incline using our credit card. There was a note saying to pay for kids at the top. The man at the top of the incline was... More 

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mount Washington is one of the things you have to go to if you are at Pittsburgh. There is a great view of the city and there is stuff to eat at the top and bottom of the mountain.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was worried that the incline would be costly (there's one in NH that charges $80 each), but this was only $3.50 round trip. Fabulous views. Fun area at the base.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must-go if it's your first time in Pittsburgh- gorgeous view of the city from above. There's a few little shops and local places to eat at the top, or you can find more choices to dine n shop at the bottom of the incline, right by the river.

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