Mount Washington, Pittsburgh

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    Tourists enjoying the magnificent view
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    Take a tour of Mount Washington

    by Faiza-Ifrah Written Sep 4, 2010

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    We took the Monongahela Incline to reach the top of Mount Washington, which is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's south city area. It is known for its steep hill overlooking the Pittsburgh skyline, which was rated the second most beautiful vista in America by USA Weekend (and the best urban vista). We really liked the views of Pittsburgh downtown from here. However, we did not like the trash that visitors had thrown on the forested slopes of the mountain that could be easily seen.

    The Duquesne Incline also reaches it a few kilometers away from the Mon. There are is a row of upscale restaurants paralleling the crest of Mount Washington. We hiked away from the crest and found many smaller restaurants and cafes on the inner streets. The streets had serious gradients on them. Hiking up and down became a pain.

    The neighborhood is also known as the home of Autumn House Press, one of the leading literary publishers in the United States.

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    Mount Washington

    by Lhenne1 Updated Oct 8, 2007

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    Take a ride up the Duquesne Incline to the top of Mt Washington. You'll get some great views of the city and it's a nice area to walk around. From the Station Square incline, the area is mainly residential, but further down there are restaurants where you can sit and eat while you enjoy the view.

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    Mt. Washington

    by Jenniwa Written Jun 3, 2007

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    Simply - the best place to get a good view over the city!
    You'll be able to see Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Rivers getting together as one, the Cathedral of Learning and so on ...
    Just go up there if you ever come to Pittsburgh!

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    Mt. Washington

    by HotRodEtte Updated Aug 25, 2006

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    I'm not going to lie...it's not like this is something completely action-packed to do or anything. Mt. Washington is basically the best "lookout point" to get the best views of downtown Pittsburgh from up high. You can either drive up, or take the incline from the Station Square area.

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    Mount Washington

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Jun 5, 2006

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    From 1867 to 1877 four inclines were built connecting Mount Washington to the area along the Mon River. This commuter link transformed the area from a quiet coal mining village to a thriving part of Pittsburgh. Today the Washington Incline and the Duquesne Incline still operate shuttling workers and tourists to the top of Mount Washington where they can catch magnificent views of this spectacular city.

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    by RblWthACoz Written Nov 29, 2005

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    The view from atop Mount Washington is the best in the city. Go day or night, and you will get a very wide view of the downtown area and the "Golden Triangle". I like to go at night best. You can also take the Monongahela Incline up to the top.

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    Take the Inclines to the top of Mount Washington

    by mikelisaanna Written Aug 21, 2005

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    The Monongahela Incline as seen from Station Squar
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    Pittsburgh has two inclines (funicular railways) that take passengers to the top of Mount Washington, the mountain ridge on the opposite side of the Monongahela River from downtown Pittsburgh. They are individually known as the Duquesne Incline and the Monongahela Incline. Both feature pairs of cars that are pulled by large cables up an approximately 45% slope up the mountainside. They run all day, and a round trip up and down the mountain is approximately $2 per person. At the top, you get the best view of downtown Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. The lower station for the Monongahela Incline is located just behind Station Square, a complex of shops and restaurants.

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  • Mount Washington Incline is really nice

    by Columbus83 Written Sep 11, 2003

    Strip district where the Monongahela, Ohio and Allegheny rivers come together is a very nice sight to see....

    Also the Mount Washington Incline goes up Mount Washington and there is a very nice view of the Pittsburgh skyline which is very impressive especially since you see the convergence of three rivers and the one of a kind Pittsburgh Post Gazette building

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    Mt. Washington Overlooks-...

    by wbozic Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Mt. Washington Overlooks- Great panoramic vistas of the city.
    Inclines-Two inlines take a scnic ride up Mt. Washington.
    Carnegie Museum- The dinosaurs are awesome!
    P&LE Station-Old train station with retail shops. If you are a fan of roller-coasters, Kennywood Park is a must. There are some outstanding roller-coasters, as well as older/antique amusement park rides.

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    Go to Mount Washington to see...

    by HiOnH20 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Go to Mount Washington to see the city skyline at dusk
    Nice views, can take the Incline from station square up to mt.Washington

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