Duquesne Incline

Scenic Lookout, Train Station, and Museum
South Shore, Pittsburgh
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  • This scenic lookout is famous for their sunsets. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Campbell B.
    "Really awesome views of Pittsburgh and a really unique attraction."(4 Tips)
    Kim B.
    "statues of Guyasuta & George Washington on Mount Washington"(3 Tips)
    visitPA
    "unparalleled views of Pittsburgh’s skyline"(2 Tips)
    WillMcD
    "The incline cars are pretty cool."(2 Tips)
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  • Cheapism
    CheapismJune 1, 2011
    Enjoy Pittsburgh's history at this museum, which includes a cable car that goes 800 feet above the city. $4.50 per trip, they have a gift shop and a museum at the top. Read more
  • Watts
    WattsMay 2, 2013
    This is the best incline to visit. If you want best view imaginable, this is the place to be. For even better view, walk up hill on Grandview by monument in front of Monterey Bay. Best. View. Ever.
  • visitPA
    visitPAApril 13, 2015
    For just $2.50 each way, ride the wooden cable cars to see unparalleled views of Pittsburgh’s skyline, named second on USA Weekend Magazine’s list of 10 most beautiful places in America.
  • Dar N.
    Dar NMarch 1, 2013
    This funicular was first put into service in 1877 and restored in the 1960s. Enjoy the beautiful ride to the top where there is a scenic overlook of Pittsburgh, a museum, restaurants, and nightlife
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff S.March 17
    The Duquesne Incline reminds me of the movie Flashdance. If you're familiar with Pittsburgh and the movie you'll see Alex riding one of the Duquesne Incline cable cars when she goes to visit Hannah 🎥
  • Kurt S.
    Kurt ShawAugust 17, 2011
    This is my daily commuting vehicle, but a favorite among tourists. It's $4.50 round trip for adults ($2.70 kids), but worth every penny for the WOW factor. Must have EXACT change though.
  • Aaron C.
    Aaron CruzNovember 27, 2011
    One of best views ever seen. The bridges, three rivers, surrounding hills, Fall colors, it's all right there! Watch yourself rise above it a old-school, historic wooden incline car.
  • Kathleen K.
    Kathleen KoppAugust 6, 2016
    YOU NEED EXACT CHANGE! 2.50 one way. Great views but don't wait in line there- walk a bit and there are decks along the street. Also parking $3 1st hour and $1 for every hour following
  • American Eagle Outfitters
    American Eagle OutfittersFebruary 22, 2012
    Take a trip to the top of Mt. Washington for a breathtaking view of the Pittsburgh skyline. Go at night to see the city light's at their brightest.- Ethan, Marketing Director
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJuly 23, 2011
    Did you know? Incline railways work thanks to a pulley system. The descending car's weight pulls the ascending car up the mountain, & the ascending car prevents the descending car from going too fast. Read more
  • Steven P.
    Steven PrieselSeptember 7, 2015
    Beautiful scenery from the top of the incline. You pay at the lower station, coming and going. Small museum at the top. Worth a visit.
  • Misty C.
    Misty Coss2 weeks ago
    Great views from this place! Only accepts cash when leaving from the bottom of the incline. There is an atm at the top.
  • Abby F.
    Abby FleischauerFebruary 12, 2012
    Gift shop has beautiful Pgh memorabilia...special mention of the pens with floating inclines $3.50+ & handcrafted plates from Wendell August Forge that are extremely affordable & high quality!!
  • Kay D.
    Kay DOctober 7, 2015
    Go on a one way trip and take the trails back down. Don't forget to stop and say hi to George and Seneca!
  • Kim B.
    Kim B.August 22, 2010
    Worth the $4 and the time to ride to the top! The view is fantastic. Make sure to check out the statues of Guyasuta & George Washington on Mount Washington while you're up there!
  • Luis R.
    Luis R.June 8, 2016
    Beautiful scenic view of Pittsburgh. A most visit, if your in town for travel.
  • Jenya S.
    Jenya SJanuary 3
    A must at least once when in the Burgh. A very unique experience and wonderful views on the way up/down.
  • jantje b.
    jantje bApril 16, 2014
    The machine room self-guided tour is the best 50 cents you can spend if you have an inquisitive kid...
  • Rick B.
    Rick BeleyAugust 5, 2013
    Hate to reiterate the EXACT change thing, but you need it. If you think you'll hit the ATM and put a $20 in the change machine, get ready for a pocket full of coins! Come with EXACT cash amount.
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconSeptember 4, 2014
    $2.50 each way per person - transport - rail car - tourist - must see in the city - view - historic
  • Brian S.
    Brian SearlOctober 9, 2010
    Definitely worth the price. The ride itself is not the attraction though. The view of the city is. Don't miss the great food in this neighborhood either.
  • Katie D.
    Katie DMarch 20, 2016
    Spend the 50 cents and go on the "tour" of the Machine Room at the top. It's neat to see how it works!
  • Shane B.
    Shane BianchiniOctober 9, 2011
    Tickets from either incline work at either incline! So use one to go up and one to go down and enjoy the view on the walk down Grandview Avenue!
  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A.
    An experience! Ride the incline up to Mount Washington and enjoy the breathtaking city views.
  • Monica
    MonicaSeptember 23, 2014
    Go from the top, down. Free street parking nearby. Stay on for roundtrip back to the top, without paying.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LApril 24
    Totally worth the trip up the funicular for the views
  • Jason R.
    Jason RothMarch 23, 2013
    Bring a camera! The gift shop staff are incredibly helpful, Kudos to Margaret!
  • Bikabout
    BikaboutSeptember 20, 2016
    Take the incline to one of the most perfect tourism spots, Grandview Overlook Park.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda ThauJuly 30, 2014
    Bring small bills! You'll need to drop your money in a box at the bottom of the hill!
  • gov n.
    gov nagubandiJuly 23, 2011
    I guess its a nice view of the city, but if you're just going up to look its not worth it (especially if you're a family buying multiple tickets)
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoMarch 24, 2015
    A WONDERFUL JOURNEY TO MOUNT WASHINGTON. FAST AND EXACT CHANGE ONLY
  • Jay W.
    Jay WalkerAugust 23, 2012
    Ticket said Dusquesne incline only but it worked on the other one anyway. Maybe the attendant was just being kind though.
  • Rossilynne S.
    Rossilynne SkenaJuly 14, 2012
    Exact change only. There's a change machine in the lobby -- trolley operator will not give you change. Adult trip one way is $2.50.
  • Ghadi T.
    One of the best view in Pittsburgh
  • Parind R.
    Parind RavalMarch 28, 2015
    Amazing view of downtown Pittsburgh!
  • Emily M.
    Emily MurraySeptember 3, 2015
    It has some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen!
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FickesAugust 15, 2015
    Great cheap view of the city skyline
  • WillMcD
    WillMcDSeptember 26, 2010
    The incline cars are pretty cool. $2 each way. U pay at the bottom
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdOctober 13, 2015
    Really awesome views of Pittsburgh and a really unique attraction.
  • Jen S.
    Jen SakoAugust 12, 2011
    Park your car at the bottom and then ride up to eat dinner at Mt Washington.
  • Alison C.
    Alison CurtinSeptember 2, 2016
    See the potential that a young Washington saw-if you can imagine Pittsburgh not there of course!
  • Zach T.
    Zach ThomasAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Catch it at the right time. This one is much quicker than the mon
  • Kenito
    KenitoJune 6, 2010
    $4 round trip. Gorgeous views of Pittsburgh. Bring your camera!
  • Owen S.
    Owen SwallJune 20, 2014
    Eat your Popsicles on the way down!
  • Doug R.
    Doug RayJanuary 26, 2012
    This is the quintessential Pittsburgh tourist experience
  • Mark S.
    Mark SmithJune 8, 2013
    The incline is really cool. But the staff is awfully grumpy.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JezowiczMay 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you ask for a transfer if you took the bus to either incline
  • Chris J.
    Chris JezowiczJuly 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Never be in a hurry when taking the incline. Tourists will undoubtedly be milling about wasting your time.
  • David M.
    David McNamaraNovember 17, 2010
    Round-trip is only $2.75 if you return within three hours.
  • Jerry
    JerryMarch 24, 2013
    $2.50 one way $5 round trip. Pay at bottom station.
  • George M.
    George MaierAugust 11, 2016
    Yinz jaggin around n'at? What ain't great here ?
  • Kyrstyn J.
    Amazing view of the city
  • Terrance C.
    Terrance ClarkDecember 16, 2013
    Start at the top.......parking is better
  • Michael K.
    Michael KorovinMay 25, 2012
    Terrific view!
  • Patricia M.
    Patricia MedinaDecember 10, 2016
    A great view
  • Avery C.
    Avery ChingJuly 3, 2011
    Now $2.25 adult one-way.
  • Alydia R.
    Alydia RoseDecember 27, 2009
    Go to the Duquesne Incline at night to see the prettiest sky-line ever
  • Linda S.
    Linda SwensenAugust 1, 2012
    $2.50 each way---
  • Youngkuk K.
    Youngkuk KimJuly 25, 2010
    opened to the public in May of 1877.
  • thewhiteswan
    thewhiteswanOctober 25, 2012
    The woman who gives you the ticket is a grumpy old rude bitch. I have exact change and she was still utterly rude.
  • chris v.
    chris vollerFebruary 25, 2012
    The old guy at the bottom is a Dick.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HorstmannApril 28, 2011
    Up the mountaim
  • @lagartijilla83
    @lagartijilla83October 21, 2016
    Pueden llegar en auto a la cima, cobran $5 pero en efectivo y en cambio exacto, la vista es bonita pero no maravillosa. Es una de las pocas atracciones así que haganla.
  • Jaesung C.
    Jaesung ChaFebruary 1, 2014
    Round trip으로 티켓구매하시고 $5이고, 올라가면 전망대 있어요.
  • Brkgny
    BrkgnyDecember 8, 2014
    Manzara çok iyi , gayet hakim noktaya sahip pittsburgh ayaklar altında
  • Kenji
    KenjiOctober 24, 2015
    片道2.5ドル、往復5ドル。インクラインを登っていくと3つの川が交差する有名なピッツバーグの景色が見れます。
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