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“A brief thrill”

Johnstown Inclined Plane
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Johnstown
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Owner description: Built to remove citizens from Johnstown in case of a flood, this is the world's steepest vehicular inclined plane.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A brief thrill”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Enjoy this interesting ride day or night--or both. Be careful if you take your car up the hill, Car navigation systems may not know how to return you to the city center.

Visited November 2012
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Cresson, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“STEEPEST INCLINE”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

The incline is a very unique part of Johnstown, PA You must ride the incline to experience the steepness and the unique workmanship that went in to building this piece of history

Visited October 2012
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Welcome, Maryland
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33 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A great ride up the side of a mountain”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

The inclined plane is the steepest vehicular incline in the world. It is a very impressive piece of machinery and functions well for its age.

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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“An Amazing View from the top of the Mountain.”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

First we went to the museum and you can learn about the Famous Johnstown Flood and watch a movie which gives you a good background of what happened. Next you can take a ride up the side of the mountain, you just drive your car right onto the incline car & what a nice view of the city and when you get out at the top, we went into the shop & got some memoralbilia and then went back outside & enjoyed ice cream cones as we took some pictures of the town below us. Then we took the next car to go down and go out of the town for a few miles to see where the actual flood took place and watch another short film on the flood. It was nice to see the places that the guides talked about.

Visited December 2011
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fun with a History”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Built to save lives in case of another flood, the incline now serves as a "shortcut" for the locals to get to and from town, and a tourist attraction. It's a fun trip up and down. You get a Fantastic view of the city, and can see the route the great flood took. A Must-Do in Johnstown!

Visited July 2012
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