Johnstown Inclined Plane73 Votes
- Address: 711 Edgehill Dr, Johnstown, PA 15905, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-8145361816
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Rides
This incredible service has a close relation to Johnstown’s history and social life. This Inclined Plane was built after the flood of 1889 in Johnstown to connect the downtown with the higher grounds. As this particular area in Johnstown was often prone to floods, this Inclined Plane served as a lifesaver. This helped providing basic facilities such as food and clothes to the people. This is one of the steepest Inclined Plane service in the world. It can hold 60 people at a time. Close to the Inclined Plane, you will see the Visitors Center on the observation deck. The center provides plenty of information about the history of the place as well as guides about different tourist attractions nearby. As you take a walk around the area, you will also a find a good family restaurant offering delicious dishes as well as a panoramic view of the valley. You can also hike over the James Wolfe Sculpture Trail while enjoying ice cream from nearby ice-cream parlor.
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Johnstown Inclined Plane Reviews & Ratings
I went there today, 10/4/19, and it was literally awesome! I did the downhill bike trails they have there and if you want to have a fun time and have the skill, which is a very very important thing to have riding those trails, then I would definitely recommend it! You exit the trails at the back door to the incline, carry your bike up stairs and ride back up to your vehicle. A one day, unlimited ride pass is $15, the single ride is $3, and if you want you can buy a card for 10 rides for $20 (the 10 rides are over multiple days, not just that day.) All prices are per person.
Don't fear it, it's really not a bad ride! Although this incline is steeper than the ones in Pittsburgh, it's a much smoother ride. I generally have weak knees if I'm even there stories high somewhere, but I was stepping out of my comfort zone to ride it and it wasn't bad at all! It was a very smooth ride and it even still transports vehicles both ways. I wish we'd have started at the bottom and put the car on to get to the top. The platform outside is a great view and from inside the gift shop you can see the mechanics of it (as pictured here).
For this being the Worlds steepest vehicular incline plain it is pretty awesome. At least we have this in Johnstown. How I feel about J-Town is a totally different review. If you have never rode it then please do yourself q favor and ride it. As soon as you reach the top there is a small gift shop and an Italian restaurant that is a really great place to dine!!! I mean I haven't rode the incline plain since I was a child, but when i did it was awesome!!! The view you get to experience is pretty cool to. I mean any time you get to go go. You won't be dissapointed ,I promise.
Ate a meal at Asiago. It was good. Service was good. We thought it was unusual for music to be blaring out of the kitchen, but what do I know about running a restaurant? Maybe it was music from the kitchen night. I'd eat there again.
Awesome place to visit! Such a great view and the attendants are full of local history tidbits!