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“Vacation 2012”

Monarch Scenic Tram
Ranked #6 of 48 things to do in Salida
Certificate of Excellence
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Hoisington, Kansas
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Vacation 2012”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

I have been wanting to stop to do the tram for years and this was the right time to do it. The trip up is beautiful. Takes about 3 mins + allowing for stops to let others on. We stepped outside when we got up top and the view was breathtaking. Highly recommended

Visited August 2012
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful views”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

Love the tram trip as the views were magnificent and it was a clear crisp day.

Visited July 2012
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Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Simply breathtaking, recommend!”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

When we arrived we heard a couple of people next to their cars grumbling on whether or not to pay $10 to go to the top. We never hesitated I'm going despite the somewhat claustrophobic feeling of climbing up the side of the mountain. If you sit backwards on your way up or down, it is quite a peculiar feeling. Once you get off at the top every single view is better than the last view. Do not go up without a good working camera or video camera with lots of film and/or batteries. interviews are simply spectacular and we were blessed to go the day after they had closed the tram due to high crosswinds. If you're going out for up along. Make sure you bring water and you might want to bring a jacket as the temperature can get quite cool, albeit did not bother me though.

The bearded man at the top of the tram man is much more friendly than the person taking your money at the bottom of the tram. I met a bunch of friendly people who also came up on the tram and we each took pictures of one another. When we come back to the area we will definitely come back to the Monarch tram so should you!

Visited June 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely view”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

The ride up was fun and we got a great view all around! The staff is so friendly and fun to chat with!

Visited June 2012
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great snowball fight”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

When crossing Monarch Pass, the tram was a great way to see the surrounding peaks. At the top is a two-story observatory building with all of the peaks identified at the windows. The day we were there it was clear enough to see Pike's Peak! Be sure to get fudge at the gift shop...it is fabulous.

Visited June 2012
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