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Johnstown Inclined Plane

Johnstown, PA
+1 814-536-1816
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Major attraction in Johnstown

Interesting activity on a snowy, cold day in town. Glad to have a warm area to experience the plane... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William B
via mobile
Something to do on a snowy day

Trying to stay warm on an unexpected snowy day in Johnstown, PA. Plane has been around a long time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Built to remove citizens from Johnstown in case of a flood, this is the world's steepest vehicular inclined plane.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (46 reviews)
“round trip” (18 reviews)
Johnstown, PA
+1 814-536-1816
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting activity on a snowy, cold day in town. Glad to have a warm area to experience the plane ride. Nice gift shop!

Thank William B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trying to stay warm on an unexpected snowy day in Johnstown, PA. Plane has been around a long time and provides quick transportation from one side of mountain to the other. Cute gift shop that was also a warm location to wait for return trip.

Thank shiraznb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This inclined plane is the steepest in the world, slightly steeper than even the famed incline in Pittsburgh. The view is fabulous (see photos attached). An added bonus is Assiago's restaurant my personal 5 star restaurant at the top (see my review at their site)....More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There aren't very many funiculars left in the U.S. today, and this is a great one. You can walk on/off or even take a car on the Johnstown Inclined Plane. The ride up (or down) is gentle, giving you ample opportunities to look for wildlife...More

Thank Constance V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting device built in the 1800s but still working today. Very unique and gives fabulous views of Johnstown and the surrounding valley. A must see in Johnstown (which otherwise has little to see).

Thank yohonor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This inclined plane shuttles vehicles and people up the side Of the hill. Good view of Johnstown from the top.

Thank Snack-Jack
Reviewed 15 October 2017

As a full time wheelchair user I'm always thrilled to find an attraction that fully accommodated me & my chair. The Johnstown Incline does just that. Friendly staff, thrilling ride and beautiful view. The observation deck was closed for repair but if you ride the...More

Thank Henry S
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Great tourist attraction! We spent time going up and down several times throughout the day viewing the city at different times.

1  Thank jlsween98
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Well worth the time to go do... take a ride to the top of the incline and enjoy the views for miles around.

Thank davisjd2017
Reviewed 3 October 2017

OMG. This is just amazing. The Inclined Plane was built in 1891 to help people get to the top instead of traveling 2 hours around the mountain. It was also used to help evacuate over 4,000 citizens in the 1977 flood...

Thank Karen T
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.72 km away
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.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Johnstown Flood Museum
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.55 km away
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.44 km away
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16 October 2017|
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Response from Joseph B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it actually is used by some folks to commute to work so it is open all year.
25 July 2017|
Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $5 round-trip ($3 one-way), kids 2-12 $3 ($2 one-way), cars $8 (with driver) one-way, motorcycles $6 (with rider) one-way. Current rates are available on the web site under "visitor-information"
14 September 2016|
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Response from bwdailey | Reviewed this property |
I would think no wait whatsoever.....