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Johnstown Inclined Plane

Johnstown, PA
+1 814-536-1816
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Great view of a historic city.

Gone up and down this many times. You can see the motor and related equipment through a viewing... read more

Reviewed today
bakeralan48
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Erie, Pennsylvania
Fun way to see Johnstown

There’s not much to do here but the Inclined Plane is a great way to see the town. Once you know... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
B7843MUjuliel
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Built to remove citizens from Johnstown in case of a flood, this is the world's steepest vehicular inclined plane.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“incline plane” (45 reviews)
“gift shop” (46 reviews)
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Johnstown, PA
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+1 814-536-1816
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"ice cream stand"
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"great view of the city"
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"observation platform"
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"fun ride"
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"johnstown flood"
in 15 reviews
"piece of history"
in 9 reviews
"steel mills"
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"unique experience"
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"whole family"
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"downtown johnstown"
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Reviewed today

Gone up and down this many times. You can see the motor and related equipment through a viewing window at the top of the inclined plane which pulls you. There is room for quite a few people and a car as well! The ride to...More

Thank bakeralan48
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There’s not much to do here but the Inclined Plane is a great way to see the town. Once you know it’s there, you can see it off the freeway w the beautiful flag flying on the mountaintop. Parking is easy on the top or...More

Thank B7843MUjuliel
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Johnstown Incline Plane has an interesting history, what its function in the Johnstown community was after the May 31, 1889 Johnstown flood. Then you add the Johnstown Flood Museum and then drive up to St Michaels, PA to the Johnstown National Memorial, listen to...More

Thank billandgeorgeannal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is awesome to see out over the city of johnstown . its beautiful at nite or day . i will go back again and again . go into the gift shop and look around alot of nice things to buy so u can share...More

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

After checking this out on line and on TA, we decided to go there but even though it said it was open, it was not and the walk way over the very busy road, wasn't even open. I hope they update their website soon as...More

2  Thank Monica58860
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

When visiting my friend in Johnstown she said we should definitely visit the inclined plane. It provided a cool, scenic view of the city. It was built in 1891 after the horrible flood of 1889. It takes you up and down, running every 10 minutes....More

2  Thank jelico8
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This is a must see for anyone visiting Johnstown. May sure to visit Asiago s restaurant next to the incline at the top. Take your car on board and enjoy the ride.

Thank Dan S
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Interesting activity on a snowy, cold day in town. Glad to have a warm area to experience the plane ride. Nice gift shop!

Thank William B
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Trying to stay warm on an unexpected snowy day in Johnstown, PA. Plane has been around a long time and provides quick transportation from one side of mountain to the other. Cute gift shop that was also a warm location to wait for return trip.

Thank shiraznb
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This inclined plane is the steepest in the world, slightly steeper than even the famed incline in Pittsburgh. The view is fabulous (see photos attached). An added bonus is Assiago's restaurant my personal 5 star restaurant at the top (see my review at their site)....More

1  Thank Martin C
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.35 miles away
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doeson
17 April 2018|
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Response from Snack-Jack | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can continue your ride from the top. It just helps peolpe avoid a longer drive around elevation change.
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sailorlover
16 October 2017|
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Response from glennl366 | Reviewed this property |
It is open April 1st through Dec 31st. The other people who noted that it is open all year are misinformed. I live here. You can confirm this by visiting their website here: inclinedplane . org / visitor-information... More
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lutonpa
25 July 2017|
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Response from glennl366 | Reviewed this property |
Fares Adults - $5.00 Round Trip, $3.00 One-Way Children under 2 - FREE Children 2 to 12 - $3.00 Round Trip, $2.00 One-Way Seniors (65+ with ID) - FREE Commuter Pass - 10 One-Way Rides - $20.00, 22 One-Way Rides... More
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