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“Nice view, and more”

Monongahela Incline
Ranked #19 of 166 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This tram, opened in 1870, still carries passengers up and down Mount Washington.
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice view, and more”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

My wife and I chose the Monongahela Incline over the Duquesne Incline on the advice of a local who said that the latter only provides good views for those who choose to eat at the nearby restaurants. The ride up and down was pretty quick, but we had to wait at the bottom. The view from up top is great, with unobstructed views from the street, and a street-level platform. There are also some places to eat up the side streets if you like.
Logistics: We drove over and parked at the Station Square parking lot (about $4 for ~2 hrs) for the Incline, but one could also take the T to Station Square. The Incline costs $2.50 one-way, or $3.50 round-trip (return on a transfer, good for 3 hours). Pay at the top, but the attendant can't make change. There are bill changers at the bottom.

Visited November 2012
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Pittsburgh
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113 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Only two of 31 inclines left in PGH. Ride them both while we have them”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

The mid-1800's inclines to the top of "Coal Hill" as it was called, carried workers to their homes on Mt. Washington. I used it for transportation when I lived on Mt. Washington and worked downtown. It's very quaint and steam-punk.

Visited September 2012
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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138 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good View Of A Great City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Short, but a great view of the city!! A reasonable round trip price. Not much in Mount Washington within walking distance, but cool to see the city.

Visited November 2012
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New Braunfels, Texas
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91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Had fun going up the mountain. It's not scary if you don't like heights. It's worth the trip to see the skyline of Pittsburgh at night

Visited October 2012
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A bit of history that you won't find just anywhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

One of two remaining working inclines in Pittsburgh. A cross between a trolley car and a gondola. I was fortunate to have a our guide in the car on the ride. Very interesting! $2.50 to ride one way, $3.50 to ride up and down (or vice-versa). There is a platform close to the station at the top that boasts the "second most beautiful" panorama in America. Amazing. Exact change only. Ticket machine will give change in quarters up to a $5.00 bill, so come prepared!

Visited October 2012
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