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Johnstown Inclined Plane

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Address: Johnstown, PA
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+1 814-536-1816

Built to remove citizens from Johnstown in case of a flood, this is the...

Built to remove citizens from Johnstown in case of a flood, this is the world's steepest vehicular inclined plane.

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Very good experience - friendly staff, very frequent service. Ride offers great views of the city. They should charge more to ensure it keeps running.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
Newark, Delaware
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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very good experience - friendly staff, very frequent service. Ride offers great views of the city. They should charge more to ensure it keeps running.

Thank jcampbea
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Went there many times as a child with grandparents. My grandfather on my dads side use to be the enginer tomake it go up and downthetracks ,my dad put up the firt string of lights from top to bottom when I was very small have family history with this incline.

Thank jcggranny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

As a history buff, I suggested something that has a sense of meaning, so I figured going to this. As soon as we started going up, the height was getting to me. Although I'm afraid of heights, I didn't say anything to spoil this trip. When you get to the top, you need to take a close look and realize... More 

Thank Black S
New England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Johnstown Inclined Plane provides a great view of the city. It is an impressive historic machine - worth a visit.

Thank riny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Hi. Riding the inclined plane is my favorite thing to do in Johnstown. One time when we were riding it, a little deer jumped out from under the track, and it was super exciting. I highly recommend the apple pie flavored gobs they sometimes have in the gift shop.

Thank Ashley H
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We took our 6 year old over to the Inclined Plane after church a few weeks back. We had a picnic on one of the tables near the plane, then visited the lookout. The ice cream shop was closed (bummer), so we went on the deck to see. My little guy wanted to use the viewer; put in a quarter... More 

Thank Tim S
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Incredible view of Johnstown from the top! Wonderfully maintained, friendly staff and the view is breathtaking. The engineering behind it is genius. We learned cars can go to the top too...wow! If you don't take your car up, there is plenty of parking right next to the incline. If you are in the area, it's a must.

Thank Nellie O
College Park, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is the steepest inclined plane in the world and fun to ride. When I told my husband we were going to take the car up the "hill" he was speechless. At first he thought I meant drive it up the steep incline. Once the car was safely in the car, he relaxed and enjoyed the scenery. It was a... More 

Thank Cynthia C
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

What a view of Johnstown. We took our two friends with us. They took pictures and enjoyed the walk up the steps of the flag mound for even higher view yet. The ride is nice and slow. So cool as you watch the other car as it goes down as you go up. It is an experience not to miss.... More 

Thank Linda B
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Ok this may not seem like worth a visit to a lot of people, but they are wrong. It is well maintained and very scenic views. Kids love to stop here and so do adults. Must visit in Johnstown.

Thank JoshL1208

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