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Pittsburgh Attractions

Did you know Pittsburgh is home to the Robot Hall of Fame, the National Aviary, and aDiscover Pittsburgh01 renowned museum of contemporary art known as The Mattress Factory?  And don’t forget the dinosaurs at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

If you think that gives you any idea of the diversity of Pittsburgh’s attractions, you’re dead wrong.  It’s a hundred times more than that!

To start we’ve listed a some of our favorites from around the Pittsburgh region.  We’re not sure the site has room for everything that deserves a mention, but we’ll keep adding if you’ll keep visiting (our site and the attractions both!).


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SIGHTSEEING

Ride up the side of Mount Washington on the historic Duquesne Incline Fee Open all year MAP
View the city from the Monongahela Incline Fee Open all Year MAP
Take a walk along Grandview Avenue FREE All Year MAP
Take a river tour of the city Fee All year-Weather Permitting MAP
Enjoy the tastes and sights of the Strip District ? All Year MAP
See the city a new way by riding the bike trails FREE All year-Weather Permitting MAP
Explore Allegheny Cemetery and discover famous Pittsburghers FREE All year MAP
Visit Saint Anthony’s Chapel on Troy Hill Fee All year MAP
Ride the “T” around the city Fee All year MAP
Discover the charm of the Mexican War Streets on their annual House Tour Fee September MAP
Pretend you’re a duck and tour the Burgh Fee All year MAP
Marvel at the views from Mount Washington FREE All year MAP
Photograph the city from the West End lookout FREE All year
Tour the city by gliding on a Segway (Segway in Paradise) Fee May-October MAP
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SPORTING EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

Watch baseball at PNC Park Fee April-October MAP
Tailgate at a Steelers Game Fee September-Jan/Feb MAP
Cheer on the Pitt Panthers football team Fee September-December MAP
Cheer on the Penguins in their new arena Fee October-April MAP
Enjoy a Minor League baseball game Fee May-September MAP
Golf in the winter inside at RMU Fee All year MAP
Get a kick out of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Fee April-August MAP
Ice skate at PPG Plaza Fee November-March MAP
Kayak on Lake Elizabeth FREE Seasonal MAP
Ice skate at Schenley Park Fee Seasonal MAP
Cheer on the vintage cars at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix FREE Seasonal MAP
Work out by walking the city steps — all 712 sets of them! (Or see this site.) FREE All year
Ride a coaster at Kennywood Park Fee May-October MAP
Water tube at Sandcastle Water Park Fee End of May-September MAP
Get your thrills at Idlewild & Soak Zone Fee May-October MAP
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PARADES AND CELEBRATIONS

Fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July FREE July 4-Independence Day Map
Experience the St. Patrick’s Day Parade FREE The Saturday near March 17th Map
Celebrate Columbus Day in Bloomsfield’s “Little Italy” All year Map
Pittsburgh Irish Festival Fee September
Celebrate culture at the annual Pittsburgh Folk Festival Fee May Map
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DINING AND FOOD FESTIVALS

Treat yourself to homemade pierogies for dinner Buy pierogies Thursdays Map
Get a famous “cheese steak sandwich” at Primanti’s in the Strip Buy food All year Map
Cool off with hand-shaven ice balls at Gus and YiaYia’s Buy food Seasonal
Enjoy an afternoon with friends at the Johnston House having tea Fee All year Map
Enjoy a hot dog at the “O” (Original Hotdog Shop) Buy food All year Map
Eat at the Grand Concourse surrounded with grand splendor $$ All year Map
Feeling Greek? – Enjoy the Greek festivals! May-September May
Shop fresh and healthy at the Farmer’s Market – Northside FREE May-November Map
Shop fresh and healthy at the Farmer’s Market – East Liberty FREE May-November Map
Shop fresh and healthy at the Farmer’s Market – Carrick FREE May-November Map
Shop fresh and healthy at the Farmer’s Market – Highland Park FREE May-November Map
Experience ethnic food at the many area ethnic restaurants Fee All year
Tickle your palate with wine tasting at the Pittsburgh Wine Festival Fee May-November Map
Relax with an afternoon tea in the Omni William Penn Hotel’s Palm Court Fee All year Map
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ART AND THEATER

Three Rivers Arts Festival FREE Early June Map
Experience Andy Warhol’s Art Fee All year Map
Pretend You’re on Broadway and See a Great Show Fee March-August Map
Imagine You’re a Swan at the Ballet Fee October-April Map
Escape in a Play at the Pittsburgh Public Theater Fee All year Map
Lose yourself in a Play Fee All year Map
Take a Walking Tour of Pittsburgh’s Public Art FREE All year Map
Pick Your Favorite Artist at the Shadyside Arts Festival FREE May Map
Take a Class in Art History Fee All year Map
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts – Explore Your Creative Side! Fee All year Map
See How Crafty Others Can be at the Society for Contemporary Crafts FREE All year Map
Want to do Something Hot – Take a Class at the Pittsburgh Glass Center Fee All year Map
Are you an Amateur Photographer? Visit a Real
Studio — Silver Eye Center for Photography
FREE All year Map
Catch a Movie at the Annual Three Rivers Film Festival Fee November
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MUSIC

Enjoy Music and a Laser Show Fee All year Map
Relax and Enjoy the Free Jazz Concerts at Riverview Park FREE June-August Map
Listen to Jazz in an Intimate Setting – Manchester Craftsmen Guild Fee All year Map
Have a Night of Fun Listening to the Pittsburgh Banjo Club Perform Throughout the Area Depends on Various Times
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MUSEUMS/HISTORY/SCIENCE CENTER

Visit a Dinosaur at the Carnegie Museum and at Various Sites in and Around Pittsburgh Fee All year Map
Explore the Science Center and Learn Something New Fee All year Map
Play Like a Kid at the Children’s Museum Fee All year Map
Enjoy the Culture at The Frick Museum Fee All year Map
Experience the Unique at The Mattress Factory Fee All year Map
Roberto Clemente Museum Fee All year Map
Fort Pitt Block House and Museum Fee Opening soon after renovating Map
Discover Westmoreland Museum of American Art Fee All year Map
Visit an American Indian Battlefield and Experience History- Bushy Run Battlefield Fee All year Map
Go Back in Time at Old Economy Village Fee All year Map
Learn About Rural Life at the Meadowcraft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life Fee All year Map
Remember the Trollies? Visit the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum Fee All year Map
Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater Fee March-November Map
Explore Another Frank Lloyd House – House on Kentuck Knob Fee March-November Map
Visit the Gardens on Rachel Carson’s Homestead Fee All year Map
Are You Bulgarian or Macedonian? – Visit the Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center FREE All year Map
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JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT

Party on the South Side ? All year Map
Picnic at Mellon Square FREE Seasonal Map
Sit by the Fountain at the Point and Get Misted on a Hot Day FREE Seasonal Map
Shop Til You Drop $$$$$$ All year
Meet Someone Under the Kaufmann’s clock FREE All year Map
Watch the Dancing Fountain at Station Square FREE Seasonal Map
Relive the Past Through Old Photos All year Map
Watch the Beautiful Butterflies in the Butterfly Room at Phipps Conservatory Fee Seasonal Map
Visit the Nationality Rooms at Christmas Time Fee All Year Map
Lose Yourself in a Book – For Free – at the Carnegie Library FREE All year Map
Stargazing the the Burgh Fee – $1.00 All year Map
Imagine Being in a Submarine Fee All year Map
Bring Your Camera and Have Fun at the Zoo and Aquarium Fee All year Map
Discover August Wilson and African American Culture Fee  All year Map
Welcome Santa to the Burgh on Light Up Night FREE Seasonal Map
Watch the Rowers Glide Past Herr Island – Head of the Ohio FREE Seasonal Map
Be Frightened at the Scarehouse Around Halloween Fee September 18-October 31 Map
Feeling Lucky? Visit the Rivers Casino on the North Shore All year Map
Always Interested in Farming – Why Not Visit the Butler Farm Show FREE August Map
Get your Hands Dirty by Volunteering at the Botanic Garden of Western Pennsylvania FREE All year
Get Close to Nature by Exploring Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve FREE All year Map
Use Your Green Thumb at the Todd Nature Reserve FREE All year Map
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