Pittsburgh Sights

Built where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to form the Ohio River, this city on seven hills is filled with the warmth of its residents, many of whom have roots here spanning generations. There is plenty of life on the streets of Pittsburgh, where former warehouses have been turned into restaurants and many street fairs are held in trendy neighborhoods like the South Side, Shadyside, and

the Strip. Rising above it all is the Duquesne Incline, a restored cable car that carries passengers up Mt. Washington for some fabulous views. And sports fans will especially enjoy the city's rich tradition of football, baseball, and hockey.

As for getting around, the Port Authority operates daily bus and trolley service. The T, the subway that runs within the central business district, is always free. Downtown bus service is free during the day.

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Fallingwater

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About an hour and a half southeast of Pittsburgh is Frank Lloyd Wright's residential masterwork—a stone, concrete, and glass house...

Frick Art and Historical Center

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The includes Clayton, the turn-of-the-20th-century home of industrialist Henry Clay Frick, which preserves the original furnishings...

Gateway Clipper fleet

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At an adjacent dock, the offers riverboat cruises and shuttles to PNC Park and Heinz Field (home of major league baseball's Pirates and...

Kennywood

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One of America's oldest amusement parks and a National Historic Landmark, contains water rides and several roller coasters—including...

Mattress Factory

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The in the North Side's historic Mexican War Streets District, is devoted to contemporary installation and experimental art, often with...

National Aviary

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The has a wide variety of bird species, including parrots, bald eagles, and flamingos. Some of the raptors are in room-sized cages, but...

PPG Place

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Philip Johnson's 1984 postmodern whose glass spires and towers were modeled after London's Houses of Parliament, exemplifies the Pittsburgh...

Senator John Heinz History Center

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Housed in a former ice house, the celebrates and documents the region's history, from the French and Indian War to the city's ascent...

Station Square

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on the Monongahela across the historic Smithfield Bridge, is a converted rail station from the early 20th century. Today, this is a development...

The Andy Warhol Museum

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The devotes seven floors to the work of the native Pittsburgher and pop-art icon. Set inside an old warehouse, the museum includes thousands...

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