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Things to do in Pittsburgh

Once a center for heavy industry, Pittsburgh has grown into a beautiful, green city known for education, healthcare and technology. This vibrant city continues to amaze visitors with it’s neighborhood charm, unique and walkable terrain, rich history and diverse offerings.

Need some ideas for your visit? We offer this list of 10 ‘not to be missed’ adventures:

Mount Washington
Take in the full scope of Pittsburgh from our highest natural vantage point. Take a ride on the historic Duquene or Monongahela Incline and experience what USA Today Weekend Magazine calls one of  the “10 most beautiful views in America.”

Point State Park
The location where the three rivers of Pittsburgh come together, this historic state park sits on 36 acres and is the top of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Trip.”

Sports Parks – PNC Park, Heinz Field, PPG Paints Arena
Home to the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins, Pittsburgh boasts beautiful new sports venues that are heralded as some of the best in the nation.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh 
A collection of four dynamic, distinctive museums including Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center and The Warhol.

Cathedral of Learning
This centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus in the Oakland neighborhood is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Senator John Heinz History Center
Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

The Strip District
A bustling historic market district located northeast of downtown Pittsburgh.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
A hands-on interactive children’s museum located in Pittsburgh’s Northside neighborhood.

Heinz Memorial Chapel
A main attraction located on the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus in Oakland. This nondenominational chapel was given to the University of the H.J. Heinz family.

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
A public garden and Victorian greenhouse set in Schenley Park that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
One of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the United States.