Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh
About Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh
Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 1997 West Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Ticket Price: 3 USD
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 05:30 am - 01:00 pm Details
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The Duquesne Incline, which is the most famous of its kind in Pittsburgh, is an inclined plane railroad, also known as a funicular. It is situated near Pittsburgh’s South Side neighbourhood, and scales the length of Mount Washington. It measures 800 feet, and stretches up to a height of 400 feet. It offers visitors an astounding view of Pittsburgh, and has been featured in a number of Hollywood movies apart from being a local favourite.
Originally steam powered, The Duquesne Incline was built to carry cargo up and down Mount Washington, before being opened to passengers. Though it was one of many inclines to be built in its day, it is to date one of only two surviving inclines in Pittsburgh that is still functioning. An observation deck was added at the top, which gives visitors a magnificent view of Pittsburgh's "Golden Triangle". It offers scenic views of the entire city from its cable car, which takes you both ways up and down the hill, and the very track in itself is a heritage monument and a tourist attraction.
- The incline has been featured in Hollywood movies like ‘The Next Three Days’, ‘Flash Dance’ and ‘Lady Beware’.
- In 1962, the incline was closed, but overwhelming support from the locals resulted in a fund raiser to reopen it, which bore fruit the following year.
There is a lot of history associated with the Duquesne Incline, and that’s only half the reason to pay it a visit. When in Pittsburgh, take one ride on the Incline to see the city like never before.
Duquesne Incline Information
- Try bringing exact change, as the Incline is often busy and the exact tender is much appreciated by the staff.
- There are restaurants, lookout points and even a mini museum at the top of the Incline.
Duquesne Incline Ticket Prices
- Children aged 6-11: $1.25 per head.
- Children 5 and Under/ Senior Citizens: Free.
How To reach Duquesne Incline by Public Transport
- Bus Nos. 71A, 71B, 71C, 71D, 61A, 61B, 61C, 61D all pass through Mount Washington, where the Duquesne Incline is situated
Restaurants Near Duquesne Incline
- Village Tavern
- Niki’s Herbs & Teas
- Joey’s Tavern
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Definitely a must when visiting Pittsburgh. It gives great views of the city and you can park in the parking lot across the street from the incline for 24 hours all for $10. We parked here and walked around the city for the entire day. The round trip ride on the incline is $5 per adult. Make sure to check out the neighborhood Mt. Washington at the top of the incline.
The trolley ride up is good. You cannot find it easily in the US. But they take only cash and exact change. So be sure to take a lot of $1 bills and quarters! The view from the top is really good. It gives you a full view of Pittsburgh.
Good view! Paid $5 round trip but there's nothing else to see in the neighborhood at the top. The cart has cob webs. I know it's old but you can still keep it clean. Nice old feeling venture though. Probably would be a better view at night or sunset!
This is a must see when visiting Pittsburgh. It's so unique and full of history; I've never experienced something quite like it. Taking the incline is like stepping back in history - everything from the trolley itself to the money machine; it all reminds me of the steel city days. The upper station offers one of a kind views of the most beautiful skyline in the world, and it has a bunch of old fashioned photos of the city.
I never had a desire to go to Pittsburgh, it just sounds like an old steel town. Was I shocked! And the views of town from atop the incline in the Mt Washington area are phenomenal! The incline is fun, uncommon, and inexpensive to ride. Take exact change and buy your tickets at the bottom. If you start on top, you just pay when you get off. Lots of fun!
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