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Monongahela Incline

Grandview Towers, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1000
+1 412-442-2000
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Super hot in the summer

The heat was almost unbearable inside the incline car. The beautiful views at the top were worth... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
rcg2
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Amazing view of an amazing city!

This is a spot that everyone visiting Pittsburgh will be overjoyed to stop. Great trip, lovely view... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Hev B
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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This tram, opened in 1870, still carries passengers up and down Mount Washington.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“round trip” (103 reviews)
“station square” (146 reviews)
“exact change” (72 reviews)
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Grandview Towers, Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1000
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+1 412-442-2000

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The heat was almost unbearable inside the incline car. The beautiful views at the top were worth it!

Thank rcg2
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This is a spot that everyone visiting Pittsburgh will be overjoyed to stop. Great trip, lovely view and an experience that won't soon be forgotten. It is a must see!

Thank Hev B
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This incline is easier to get to than the Duquesne one but with it's newer car, it's not as impressive. The observation area is not as impressive.

Thank prindy52
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Nice piece of history, a great view of the city once you make it to the top. It is part of the transit system in Pittsburgh.

Thank DavidRO9041
Reviewed 27 June 2016

No AC on a hot and humid day. Although the lines aren't fast, they are pleasant. There are a couple of shops at the top and wonderful views. Worth the exact change $3.50 round trip

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

One of the few advantages of being over 65......a free trip up and down the incline. It was a pleasant ascent and descent. We enjoyed the historical significance of the incline and imagining what Pittsburgh was like in the days when steel was king. From...More

Thank DoctorPaul
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I took the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines on the same day. Both offer great views. The Mon has some great viewing platforms at the top and a nearby ice cream store. I did see people paying an attendant at the top station so if you...More

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

A slow ride up and down but worth it. Beautiful views of the city. When you get to the top, walk along the the street for more great views an have breakfast at the Micro diner, delicious!

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 22 June 2016

if you are in Pittsburgh, you have to do one of the incline railways. It is a fun little trip and something you don't get to do everyday

Thank Beth O
Reviewed 21 June 2016

For $3.50 round trip per adult, you can catch a 3 minute ride up this old Funicular Railway. It's run by the Port Authority so metrocards would have you covered, otherwise you need to buy a pass at a kiosk which is easy to use....More

Thank Matt S
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Becky M
is it wheelchair accessible?
3 April 2017|
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Response from LBINewJerseySwede | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
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Avishek M
is there parking nearby ?
24 October 2016|
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Response from CDRKMP | Reviewed this property |
There is ample parking at Station Square at the bottom of the Monongahela Incline. There is also street-side parking on Grandview Avenue (Mt. Washington) at the top of the incline. All parking in Pittsburgh is "pricey".
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William D
Can I use Connecttix to pay for the ride?
4 September 2016|
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Response from DavidRO9041 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that. We bought tickets at the office. If you did not know, there is a time limit on how long those tickets are good for. Only good for that day a so many hours for that day. The view from the top is great... More
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