The Johnstown Incline Plane

WHERE: The Johnstown Incline Plane, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

WHAT: The incline was built after the flood – back in the 1890s. During two more recent floods in 1936 and 1970 the incline was used to take Johnstown residents to safety. Originally built as a way to take “commuters” up on top of the mountain, the incline is now solely a tourist attraction. It is the steepest vehicular incline in the world.

AND … Good view from the top and a good view of the path where the water came tumbling down the mountain during the big flood.

Reviewers say the view is particularly good at night …

KID FACTOR: Kids would probably like this ok. The ride is steep … and fairly short. If they’ve already been to one of the flood museums, you can show them where the water cascaded down from the dam.


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