Pittsburgh Things to Do

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  • 1. Mount Washington

    We took the Monongahela Incline to reach the top of Mount Washington, which is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's south city area. It is known for its steep hill overlooking the Pittsburgh...

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  • 2. Carnegie Museum of Natural History

    I will never learn! Sorry, but there's nothing to do! I will never get acquainted with American scale. Having a day in Pittsburgh to visit a school, I used my Portuguese sense of time, size and...

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  • 3. Strip District

    The Senator John Heinz History Center is located in Pittsburgh's Strip District just a few blocks from Downtown. The museum building opened in April 1996 in an abandoned Chautauqua ice warehouse to...

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  • 4. Andy Warhol Museum

    To many, the name Andy Warhol is synonymous with the popular 1960s Pop Art movement! And indeed, he was one of the most influential artists of his time. His artwork, as well as he himself, has stood...

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  • 5. Duquesne Incline

    Pittsburgh is quite an old city with a history reflected in its old neighborhoods, old buildings, old streets and a reputation for once being THE leading steel and glass producing city in the country....

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  • 6. Cathedral of Learning

    The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh's campus. Rising over 500 feet tall, with 42 floors, it is the second-tallest academic building in the world. It houses a...

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  • 7. Zoo

    One of the finest zoos in the Northeast is the Pittsburgh Zoo. With over 6,000 animals, it is a must-see for families. Here are exhibits of animals from all over the world--Africa, the Amazon rain...

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  • 8. Station Square

    Station Square is a great mix of restaurants (over 20!!), shops, activities and attractions located on a 50+ acre site along the Monongahela River just opposite the Golden Triangle area of Pittsburgh...

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  • 9. PNC Park

    Baseball is quoted as "America's Past Time". Although technically this isn't true now, there is nothing better than a Pittsburgh Pirates home game in the early evening or early afternoon. PNC Park was...

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  • 10. Kennywood Amusement Park

    This is a lovely amusement park with fun rides (unless you are a roller-coaster buff) and great food. The only down side is the price, which has increased greatly over the past 5 years. I typically...

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  • 11. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Place - PPG

    In the summertime, PPG Place is a great place just to sit, eat, and relax. There is a fountain around the central obelisk that is like a little water show. Children often like to come to play in the...

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  • 12. Fort Pitt Museum

    This museum celebrate the British fort built here during the French and Indian war around which the town of Pittsburgh began. The fort was built in 1759 after the capture of the French fort Duquesne...

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  • 13. Heinz Chapel

    While the Cathedral of Learning dominates the Oakland area, just behind it sits the much smaller Heinz Chapel. Many visitors are intrigued by it as they go to and from the Cathedral, and it's worth a...

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  • 14. Carnegie Science Center

    This showing is very good. it happens to be in Pittsburgh for a few months and we made a point to see this fascinating show. If it visits a city near you or if your visiting Pittsburgh, Pa. take the...

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  • 15. Point State Park

    Fort Duquesne located at the confluence of the Monongahela, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers gave the French control of the Ohio River Valley, that is until the British took it and named it Fort Pitt in...

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  • 16. Phipp's Conservatory

    For plant and flower-lovers, Phipps Conservatory is the place to be in Pittsburgh! Rooms full of exotic plants and beautiful displays shoot out from the central sitting area. Along with many tropical...

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  • 17. Heinz Field

    Heinz Field is home to SIX time Super Bowl champions, Pittsburgh Steelers. The team was founded by Arthur Joseph Rooney in 1933 and is now owned by his son, Dan Rooney; the Steelers name given as a...

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  • 18. University

    This is one of the most prestigious universities in Pennsylvania. Founded in 1787 near the Three Rivers, it has grown to about 34,000 students and 12,000 employees. Of particular interest is the...

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  • 19. Fort Pitt Block House

    The Fort Pitt Blockhouse stands at the site of old Fort Pitt near the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, forming the Ohio River. This so-called block house, was originally constructed...

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  • 20. Monongahala Incline

    Close to the Station Square area, and up on the side of Mt. Washington, you'll notice yet another vintage, but working incline! I had thought that the Duquesne Incline was singularly unique, but in...

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  • 21. Frick Art & Historical Center

    The Frick House is a great way to spend the day if you love art, history, or large, expensive houses. In addition, most of the Center is free. The Frick Art Museum has a huge collection of art...

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  • 22. Heinz Hall

    Built in 1927 as Loew’s Penn Theatre, renovated and renamed Heinz Hall in 1971. This 2,661-seat venue is home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Who knew Pittsburgh even had a symphony...

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  • 23. Schenley Park

    Schenley Park was established in 1889 with a 300-acre gift from Mary Schenley, an heiress to a former General. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens was built on the park in 1893, and the Carnegie...

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  • 24. George Washington's "Point of View"

    As we were leaving the Duquesne Incline and making our way along Grandview Avenue on Mt. Washington, we saw a sculpture of two men which caught our eye because...

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  • 25. Other Options for Sightseeing

    Pittsburgh offered lots of opportunities for sightseeing and things to do---our spirit was willing but the availability of more free time was not. Here are some...

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