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“Worth $3.25 Round Trip”

Monongahela Incline
Ranked #20 of 172 things to do in Pittsburgh
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Owner description: This tram, opened in 1870, still carries passengers up and down Mount Washington.
Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Worth $3.25 Round Trip”
Reviewed August 20, 2011

Besides the Cable ride you get great views of Pittsburgh and great photo opportunites

Visited August 2011
Thank Ira K
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“If you have not taken a ride on the Mon incline, you should!!”
Reviewed August 10, 2011

A great view, great time and lot's to see!! I strongly recommend taking a ride on the incline! It may not seem exciting now but, wait until you jump on!!! Possibly one of my "MOST" favorite things to do in the burgh!! Don't forget your camera!!

Visited June 2011
Thank ANhelita
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Worth a Vistit”
Reviewed July 6, 2011

We drove in and parked at the top of Mt Washington, which saved a ton of time due to heavy traffic into the city.

For a few $ you can take the incline down to Station Square (dining & shopping area) and even walk across the bridge into downtown. We found metered parking a few blocks from the incline. Viewing platforms were everywhere and great photo stops.

Note that the incline only accepts cash (no change given), and the change machines were broken when we were there. We had to run to a shop and buy a small item to get change...

Visited July 2011
3 Thank adamsaintlouis
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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“See it all from atop the Mountain”
Reviewed June 28, 2011

We actually took the tram up the mountain at the Monongahela Incline, which is a mile from the Duquesne, but just as spectacular. We were able to park for a reasonable amount at Station Square and walk to the mountain. One thing to note is that they only take cash and you have to have exact change (it was $6.50 round-trip for 2 adults). There is a change machine in the lower level of the incline, but it only gives quarters. One to the top we paid the attendant and were able to walkway and view the beautiful sites of the city. We went in the early morning so all the buildings and bridges were visible, as well as Heinz field. Took a lot of great pictures. There were signs for shopping, ice cream and dining but we did not partake. It's amazing that people live on top of the incline!!

Visited June 2011
1 Thank peeps225
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Lansing, Michigan
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466 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 781 helpful votes
“Must see when visiting Pittsburgh”
Reviewed June 23, 2011

This is one of the two inclines left in Pittsburgh and the most convenient to get to. Once you reach the top and exit the station, there are several viewing platforms to take in the city skyline and the three rivers below.

The bottom level entrance to the incline is across the street from the Station Square Mall. If using public transportation, get off at the Station Square Stop and walk 50 yards up the street.

Thr round trip cost is $3.25/person. You pay when you reach the top and you must have correct change. There is a change machine at the bottom level station. Request a return trip ticket when you get to the top.

When you get to the top, there are a few casual restaurants on Shiloh St or you can walk about a mile down Grandview Av, to the Duquesne Incline, and take that incline back down. You would then have to walk about another mile back to where you started.

Visited June 2011
3 Thank Jason P
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