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Monongahela Incline

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Grandview Towers, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1000
+1 412-442-2000
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too hot for fun

this was terrifying as the rail sounded like it was snap and break at any time. It was disgustingly... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2015
Great historic incline ride with amazing views at the top!

Went up the incline on August 26th. The tickets are bit confusing. We parked at the bottom at... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2015
Fairport, New York
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This tram, opened in 1870, still carries passengers up and down Mount Washington.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“round trip” (103 reviews)
“station square” (146 reviews)
“exact change” (72 reviews)
Grandview Towers, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1000
+1 412-442-2000

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Reviewed August 30, 2015

this was terrifying as the rail sounded like it was snap and break at any time. It was disgustingly hot with no air flow. Was an easy way to get to mount washington, but I would never get on it again.

Thank FoodieTee87
Reviewed August 30, 2015

Went up the incline on August 26th. The tickets are bit confusing. We parked at the bottom at Station Square and you don't pay at the bottom building, you pay at the top. The ride only takes a few minutes. Once up there, a guy...More

Thank Archited2013
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Built in the mid-19th century, and older than even the Duquesne Incline, this represents one of the few remaining incline railways left in the Pittsburgh area. It's a great ride with a spectacular view. The older carriage does not, however, permit as clear a view...More

Thank Doug F
Reviewed August 28, 2015

Took incline for fun to go up Mt Washington for dinner. The cars get a little hot, buy not bad at the end of the day. If you can get in the first (lowest)car, you get the best view. If you are over 65, and...More

1  Thank Philip B
Reviewed August 28, 2015

Beautiful views from either incline. This one has 3 separate cars (select lowest car for best views) and travels up and down Mt. Washington. Lots of shops and restaurants at bottom. Very reasonable prices. We got a "transfer" (about $3.50/person-have cash and exact change) which...More

Thank Tricia L
Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

$2.50 one way. They check your ticket at the top, or make you buy one there. Good lookout for panoramas of the city. The Shiloh Grill is just a block away. Highly recommended! You can walk a mile to go down the other incline.

Thank jjudetravels
Reviewed August 27, 2015

Affordable and enjoyable ride up the Incline! This is a must when visiting Pittsburg to learn a bit more interesting history of its people and to see that view!! After you've taken in that view, walk down the street for a coffee or ice cream....More

Thank Mary F
Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth the $3.50 price of admission for a round-trip ticket. Once you're on top of Mount Washington it offers beautiful views of the city and there are several restaurants and bars and ice cream shops to visit while up there.

Thank KDSoccer2
Reviewed August 26, 2015

The cost is reasonable, at $3.50 for a round-trip fare. Be sure to have exact change, as they don't make change! You pay at the top of the incline. Signage is not as clear as it could be. Kids under 5 (I think) ride free....More

1  Thank Marianne R
Reviewed August 22, 2015

Slightly different perspective from the Dusquesne Incline. Liked this one a bit better, but worth experiencing both. This one had a more private car, and a larger viewing area at the top.

1  Thank slt50
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Becky M
is it wheelchair accessible?
April 2, 2017|
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Response from LBINewJerseySwede | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
Avishek M
is there parking nearby ?
October 24, 2016|
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Response from CDRKMP | Reviewed this property |
There is ample parking at Station Square at the bottom of the Monongahela Incline. There is also street-side parking on Grandview Avenue (Mt. Washington) at the top of the incline. All parking in Pittsburgh is "pricey".
William D
Can I use Connecttix to pay for the ride?
September 4, 2016|
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Response from DavidRO9041 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that. We bought tickets at the office. If you did not know, there is a time limit on how long those tickets are good for. Only good for that day a so many hours for that day. The view from the top is great... More