The Duquesne Incline, which has been scaling the side of Mount Washington since May 7, 1877, is just one example of Pittsburgh’s pride in the Steelers. On game day, a sign is added to each of the two cars – the left one reads ‘DEEE’ and the right one reads ‘FENSE.’ When the cars pass each other at the halfway point, they read “DEEE FENSE.” The lighted signs can actually be seen from Heinz Field!
Next time you’re in the city, take a moment to visit the Duquesne Incline. It’s open 365 days a year! After riding to the top, take a look around the building’s upper-station museum of Pittsburgh history and buy a unique memento from the gift shop. Once outside, enjoy the breathtaking view of our beautiful city. Definitely bring your camera. The overlook is a great place to take pictures of the city and it’s a perfect backdrop for a photo of your family and friends.
If you go hungry, walk next door and have dinner at the Georgetown Inn, a fine dining cavern-style restaurant with a panoramic window view of the city. They get very busy, so it’s a good idea to make a reservation, especially if you want to sit by the window.
What a great way to enjoy a day (or night) trip to Pittsburgh!
Do you have an interesting fact about Pittsburgh you’d like to share? Have you ever seen the incline cable cars proudly sporting their “DEEE FENSE” signs from Heinz Field? Please comment!
Post submitted by Julie Pennington, Marketing Support Network