Fun things to do in Pittsburgh

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    Egyptian Display at the Carniege Museum

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Apr 16, 2006

    We visited the Egyptian display at the Carniege Museum in Pittsburgh.
    We rode the bus up from downtown center in Pittsburgh. It was very reasonable and only cost about $2 per person. It was a nice ride about 15 minutes and allowed you to see alot of the city streets. I enjoyed riding the bus and seeing different sections of the city we might have missed.

    Mummy on display in the museum several mummies on display in the museum baby mummy on display in the museum

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    Dinosaurs on Display at the Carniege museum

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Apr 16, 2006

    The reason we went to Pittsburg was so Noel could see the REAL DINOSAUR bones. She was so excited about seeing them. Most of them were not on display because they are currently making some major renovations to the Dinosaur Hall.

    But the girls still saw them and they enjoyed the museum so very much. Call ahead though and make sure that the dinosaurs are back if your going for that reason. We were slightly disappointed and will definitely go back.

    Noel (dau.) outside the Dinosaur Museum in Pitts Noel (dau) with dinosaur bones dinosaur skull on display in the museum Noel (dau) enjoying the dinosaur displays Noel (dau.) amazed at the height of the tusks
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  • Taste the Nation

    by TheOtherDaughter Written Apr 13, 2007

    Taste of the Nation-a charitable event every year where Pittsburgh's best young chefs and mixologists strut their stuff. May 16 William Penn Omni Hotel. VIP Reception 5;30 pm $125 General Reception: 6:30 pm $85. Get tickets at www.tasteofthenation.org

    A Great chance to enjoy a sampling of the best drinks and gourmet cuisine in town while benefitting local charities. VIP's a little pricey but general reception's a steal!

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    Pirates!

    by jls274 Updated Aug 14, 2007

    Great- the Pirates usually loose, but as far as PNC park- there isn't a bad seat in the house, and the cheapest ones (what I always get-not the bleachers) are only like $9 (8/14/07). Good views of the field and the city from most anywhere. It's not too too crowded, but enough people for the baseball spirit and the wave! Also not too noisy, so you can chat, catch up, etc.

    Eat first- stadium food is pricey.

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  • M.A.J.I. - Live Jazz

    by jvander Updated Feb 13, 2008

    Looking for something classy and exciting to do? Come check out M.A.J.I., the Murray Avenue Jazz Initiative, on Friday March 7th, 2008, in this VERY special winter concert featuring special guests Sean Jones, trumpeter extraordinaire on Mack Avenue records, Russell Kirk, New York saxophonist - performed with Parliament Funkadelic and the fantastic vocals of Carolyn Perteete.

    M.A.J.I. is an eight-piece ensemble devoted to narrative jazz music with an emphasis on dynamics and musical contrast. An evening listening to this great band will include exciting originals and great arrangements of standards and music by jazz greats such as Pat Metheny, Maria Schneider, Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson and many more.....

    This special winter concert will feature beautiful music, groovin' music and virtuosic playing for sure. And with no cover charge, you can't beat this deal anywhere else in town! Gullfity's Restaurant claims the top prize for the desserts in town every year so, while you're there, try the cheesecake!

    Band Logo Russell Kirk, alto saxophone Jacob Yoffee - bandleader Carolyn Perteete - vocalist
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    Soldiers and Sailors Military Museum

    by Tom_Fields Written Aug 5, 2007

    The Grand Army of the Republic, which won the Civil War, established this museum as a memorial to those who fought in that monumental conflict. Begun in the 1890s, this is the largest building in the US that was dedicated as a museum to our military forces.

    The displays include a variety of small arms, uniforms, dioramas, models, decorations, and a lot more. And they cover everything from the Civil War to the present. Any veteran visiting Pittsburgh should see this.

    The Soldiers and Sailors Military Museum The hall Civil War muskets Exhibit on the 1991 Persian Gulf War Model of the Navy cruiser USS Pittsburgh
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    The Three Rivers Art Festival

    by Tom_Fields Written Aug 5, 2007

    Pittsburgh really comes alive in early June with the Three Rivers Art Festival. Artists display their works, and a whole slew of bands perform--ranging from local groups to big-name entertainment. When I was here, the big draw was the legendary blues band Roomful of Blues. Hailing from Providence, Rhode Island, this band has been rocking the house for over 25 years. This is one of the city's biggest events.

    The Three Rivers Art Festival Art booths Refreshments Roomful of Blues put on a great show Local bands play here, too
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    Sports

    by HotRodEtte Written Aug 25, 2006

    If you're in town during the right season, why not get tickets to a Pirates baseball game? The new PNC park is beautiful. It's right on the water, you get great views of downtown and sometimes will even catch a Gateway Clipper fleet cruising by.

    The Heinz Field (where the Steelers play football) is right next door to this park...however I'm thinking you'd have to know the right people in order to get tickets to the reigning superbowl champions' game!!!

    Then there's the Mellon Arena for those of you who enjoy hockey---home of the Penguins.

    PNC Park (Pirates) with downtown in background

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  • More Fun With Science Than You Will Ever Have

    by cheergurlie Written Feb 7, 2006

    There is so much to do at Carnegie Sports Works. There is rock climbing, rollercoaster simulaters, jumping and fliping on trampolines is all at Sports Works. It is the best science experience you will ever have fun at. There is always somthing to do there if you are a kid, parent, grandparent, or teacher. It is great fun mixed with science. It is also a learning experience you will enjoy. So if you are in the area, You must see and expierience Sports Works.

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    4th of July

    by HotRodEtte Written Jul 19, 2005

    If you're in the area during the Independence Day weekend, why not head into downtown Pittsburgh? This city hosts one of the best fireworks displays I've ever seen!!! It goes on for a while too, much more than your average 15-20 minutes of pyro!!

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  • Heinz Regional History Museum

    by lesbiangaytravel07 Updated Jul 6, 2003

    Imagine visitng a world class history museum of a city where they did not focus on Frick, Carnegie, or Mellon. Was this a Heinz setup.? They certainly had a major exhibit. Hopefully when they build their addition, they willl wake up and smell the coffee and have a check room or lockers. Even with these negatives it is quite a place-an old ice house. Combine it with a Saturday trip to the Strip District and Penn Macaroni and Wholey Fish Market as well as Pittsburgh's first rate Craft Museum. Cap off this outing with dinner at Lidia's, probably the best restaurant in the city

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    Penguins Game

    by FatesWarn Written Jan 16, 2015

    The Consol Energy Center is right in the heart of downtown - being from the Philadelphia area, I love this. Our sports arenas are out of the way compared to most downtown activities (it is a bigger city - I get that). Stay at any of the hotels in the 'Golden Triangle' and you can stroll over to the hockey game in minutes.
    I went to my first Pens home game recently, and I was in a bit of sticker shock over the prices of seats, so I went with section 220 - you could see what was going on, but if you don't have the greatest vision, it can be a bit of a struggle to follow. Now I don't quite get hockey like I do football, so that could have something to do with it, but I would say if you're really into going to a game at this arena - go for the 100-level seats if you can swing them.
    My favorite part about this event outside of the entertainment - the men's bathroom lines between periods were TEN times as long as the women's bathroom. A little justice once in a while. :-)

    View from 220 Iceburgh Conducting the Tunes
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    Downtown

    by el_ruso Written Aug 1, 2005

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    Downtown of Pittsburgh is one of the most distinctive in the US, and has many nice buidlings and plazas.

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    The Mall at Robinson.

    by a5floor Written Jul 19, 2003

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    Since the last 2 years, this mall excists. It is a huge mall with different kind of shops and restaurants. Great detail in this mall are the view spots of internet access. For free.

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    If it's not season for...

    by sharkie Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If it's not season for ice-hockey you can always catch a Pirates-baseball game or a football-game with the Steelers.

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