The View From Above

One of the stops on our list when visiting Pittsburgh was the infamous Duquesne Incline*.  This old fashioned trolley has been around for ages, opening originally in 1877!  It runs practically all day long, every single day, taking visitors to the the top of a steep hill to a point that over looks the entire city.

I was really surprised to see how hilly Pittsburgh was.  It is actually home to some of the steepest streets in America!  Taking a ride on the Duquesne Incline is a great way to reach the top and take it all in.





When you arrive, simply go to the window and purchase your ticket.  It’s very inexpensive.  Hop onto the trolley (they run every few minutes) and watch your ascent up the rickety wooden tracks.  It’s totally cool!  Once you arrive at the top, there is a platform you walk through to get to the overlook area.  This is what you see.



Absolutely stunning, right?  Our family loved getting to go to the top and taking in the view of Pittsburgh.  This is a must-see while visiting this fun city.  My only regret is that we didn’t come back and see it at night (the trolleys run until 12:30am) to see the city lights.  But, we will definitely do that the next time we come to visit Pittsburgh!

Want to visit the Duquesne Incline for yourself?  Check out their website to plan your visit.

*we were invited to visit to facilitate a review, all opinions are my own.


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