Pittsburgh August 31, 2017
The One Awesome Day Trip Near Pittsburgh That Will Make Your Stomach Drop
We, Pittsburghers, certainly appreciate a beautiful city skyline. After all, we’re lucky enough to have one of the best in the country. Discover another sensational skyline after climbing the side of Yoder Hill in Johnstown aboard the Inclined Plane. But, be forewarned, the journey up may just make your stomach drop. Still, this awesome day trip near Pittsburgh is sure to be an experience you won’t soon forget.
The Johnstown Incline, which boasts a steep 70.9 percent grade, opened in 1891, just two years after the catastrophic flood that claimed the lives of 2,209 people.
An efficient way for Johnstown residents to travel to and from the community of Westmont, the Inclined Plane proved lifesaving, carrying residents to safety on higher ground during severe flooding in 1936 and 1977.
Today, countless visitors journey to the incline to learn more about its history and to experience its steep climb up Yoder Hill for themselves.
Stop by the Visitor's Center, where you can get an up close look at how the Inclined Plane operates.
Admire the jaw dropping beauty from the observation deck at the top of Yoder Hill.
Treat yourself to an ice cream - from Galliker's - at the plane's ice cream shop. Or, shop for souvenirs at the quaint gift shop.
After admiring the unspoiled view of Johnstown, sit down to a delectable dinner at Asiago's Tuscan Italian. The menu features such favorites as wild mushroom ravioli, baked lasagna, and spaghetti.
Asiago's Tuscan Italian, which serves both lunch and dinner, promises more spectacular views from high above Johnstown.
You can purchase a round trip or a one-way ticket for the inclined plane. A round trip for adults costs $5; a one-way trip is $3. Senior citizens ride free. And, children between two and 12 pay $3 round trip and $2 one-way.
Experience the stomach-dropping beauty of the Johnstown Inclined Plane from April 1 through December 31 annually. The inclined plane is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Johnstown Inclined Plane
711 Edgehill Drive
Johnstown, PA 15905
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