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Duquesne Incline

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Scale Mount Washington in one of two original 1877 cable cars for a fun and unique ride and a breathtaking view of the Pittsburgh skyline when you reach the top of the 400-foot incline. Parking available across the street from our lower station at...more
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1197 W Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1003
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you've got friends visiting from out of town (especially if they have kids), the incline is a fun way to get up and down Mt. Washington. Kids always get a kick out of the slanted tracks and cars.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank KatKealy
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the incline based on its high ratings and the fact that we had a little over an hour to kill before going to the Pens game. This turned out to be a great decision. The views are great from the top. When you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ready2gonow
Reviewed 5 days ago

Incline, cable car, funicular,call it what you want but have your EXACT CHANGE(2.50) and take the ride to the best views in Pittsburgh. Kids love this trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank bayonnebrawler
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of people spent a lot of money and time to keep this incline running. Support it. Short ride up and down but great photo op and if you have a love of classic machinery, visit the self guided tour at the top. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Travel_Human
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun activity on a rainy Pittsburg afternoon. Great museum at the top. Incline was originally built to take workers from the plateau to city to work in the mills. It fell into disappear in the 60s and then was resurrected as a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tfizzle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our daughter arranged a walking tour of Pittsburgh for us and included rides on BOTH inclines. I really recommend riding up one and down the other to get the full experience. It's a cool ride and you get a gorgeous gradual view of the city...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank heidinbrugger
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views here are amazing, and the buildings are historic. Something that we should all do once, but, trust me, it gets a little scary, very creeky and shaky. A couple tips: they do not take plastic, it is cash only, $5 round trip. Also,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank seanf150
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Incline has an excellent view of the City! Nice way to bounce between Station Square and Mt. Washington!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jdarra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Views are stunning. Expensive and run down but a nice tourist stop. Duquesne incline lands you at a spot with a few scenic but not so hip restaurants. I definitely would go to the other (Monogahela) incline because you’ll end up at great little neighborhood...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 755raee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This city transforms at night and from this location you can watch the transformation happen. You can go into the and around the workshop and mechanical areas to see the whole thing working but mainly just go for the view. It's stunning. And just $5

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Strafin
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Tom R
August 16, 2018|
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Response from JoD R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, runs every day.
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Master C | Reviewed this property |
I think it was the name of the fort once located here????
Aimee L
July 17, 2018|
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Response from DrRSC | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of stairs to get to the incline car. The car itself will accommodate a small stroller.