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Best Tourist Spots in Pittsburgh

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The City of Pittsburgh offers hoards of attractions that will certainly stamp an unforgettable fond memory forever. Whether it's your first time or one of your many frequent visits to Pittsburgh, the city is jam packed with just too many magnificent things to explore. Wherever you are, there is always a point where you can soak in the breathtaking city view, and for Pittsburgh the Duquesne Incline ride up to Mount Washington provides the perfect city vistas. Family with children must not miss a visit to Pittsburgh zoo; nature lovers must drop by Carnegie Science Center to learn and feel the well preserved nature. From the Carnegie Museum of Art to the Andy Warhol Museum, explore many interactive displays. For those interested in sports, the baseball season will let you experience the Pirates in action at PNC Park. Check out the list below to explore some of Pittsburgh's top tourist attractions.


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Duquesne Incline

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Hop on the two uphill trolleys that provide a ride up to Mount Washington and it is from here, you can grasp the breathtaking views of the city. The trolley ride of the Dunquesne Incline is especially famous for it takes you to the most perfect spot, directly above a meeting point where 3 rivers of Pittsburgh. And the view from the large viewing platform is just awesome and better than any other point. The city takes a whole different view at night from this spot, where you can sight the well illuminated city underneath. When you're done marveling the view, you can stop by the museum on the top that displays interesting facts and photographs on Pittsburgh's history. You can also stop for a quick nosh at one of its few eateries near the upper station or drop by the gift shop for souvenirs.

Address: 1197 West Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Website: www.duquesneincline.org
Phone Number: 412.381.1665
Hours: Mond to Sat from 5:30 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. and on Sundays 7 a.m. - 12:45 a.m.
Fare:  Adult - $5 round trip; $2.50 - children younger than 11.

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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A trip down to Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is certainly a must do thing when you're in the city. Especially for families with kids, zoo time is a fun loaded family time. Attending to over 400 different species of animals, this animal kingdom offer various habitats for many animals. The African Savanna is a homr o lions, elephants and giraffes. To site tigers, snow leopards and red pandas, stop by the Asian Forest. The PPG Aquarium features stingray tanks and you can see sharks, penguins and colorful fish. And drop by Water's Edge to see polar bears and sea otters.

Address: 7340 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone: 412-665-3640
Website: www.pittsburghzoo.org
Hours: Open daily, hours vary seasonally
Price: From $10 to $15 per adult

University of Pittsburgh

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Visit the 132 acre campus that is home to several remarkable monuments, Heinz Memorail Chapel, the Stephen Foster Memorial Museum. The university has many departments to explore. Come visit and be a part of the lively university life. Campus tours are also available, but take appointments ahead.

Address: 4227 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-624-4141
Website: www.pitt.edu
Tour Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm

Heinz History Center

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Let not the name misguide you. This museum not only showcases historical artifacts from the city's role in the French & Indian War, but you can also find sports exhibit, that focuses on Pittsburgh's football and baseball legacies. There is also many displays of Heinz Ketchup and other Heinz products. This center educates the audience about the city's past, present and offers guidance for the future. It is easy to explore and the displays are well organized, helping you explore lots of interesting facts about Pittsburgh with ease.
 
Address: 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-454-6000
Website: www.heinzhistorycenter.org
Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: $15 for adults. Discounts available for children, seniors and students.

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Young students from the two universities nearby flock here. It serves as a popular wedding venue. The green rooms of the garden have plants of specific type and region. The Phipps Conservatory features bonsai, butterfly gardens, tropical forest, orchid plants, Joshua tree and flower collections. The facility offers many activities to participate in for both adults and children. When you get tired, you can relax at the cafe and shop.

Address: 1 Shenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412/622-6914
Website: www.phipps.conservatory.org
Hours: Everyday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $15 for adults and $11 for children (2 and 18 years)

PNC Park

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To see the Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates in action, you must visit the PNC Park. The stadium is just stunning by itself and a visit on a firework night will magnify the fun. The game, the craft beers, hot dogs are ofcourse a big hit among the audience but beyond these, the pre-game street scene, plenty of bars, sidewalk cafes, riverfront, beer trucks, kayaks are simply fantastic. You can enjoy a tour of the park on weekdays from mid-April to September. For game tickets and scedules, visit the official website.

Address: 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Toll-free number: 866-800-1275
Website: www.pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/
Cost: $9 for adults and $7 for children and seniors

Heinz Field


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Whether you want to catch a Steelers game, Panthers game, NFL team in action, concert or a major event - Heinz Field cater to all. Located in the waterfront, the stadium offers amazing views. You can take a 90 minutes tour of the stadium that are available from April to October. The tour offers you lots of information about the stadium and games, with a behind-the-scenes view into the FedEx Great Hall, Luxury Suites, Clubs, Field, Press Box, and lots more. It is certainly worth a visit even if you miss a game.
 
Address: Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Phone: (412) 697-7150
Website: www.heinzfield.com/stadium/heinz-field-tours
Tour Cost: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors and children (5 -17 years)

Carnegie Science Center

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Here is a chance for you to see varieties of interactive exhibits covering many topics in the Carnegie Science Center. The center encompasses a planetarium, sports space, a naval submarine, an exploration station exhibiting weather and electricity and much more - a big treat to both kids and adults. You can also catch up laser shows and screenings in the Rangos Omnimax Theater.

Address: 1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412 237 3400
Website: www.carnegiesciencecenter.org
Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays until 7 p.m.
Admission costs: $18.95 for adults and $11.95 for kids (3 to 12 years).

Andy Warhol Museum

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Fancy exploring the largest single-artist museum in the United States? Visit Andy Warhol Museum that showcases reproductions, instillations and educational exhibits in 7 floors. From learning about Warhol's life to finding originals like the Brillo Boxes, to many colourful pieces - there are lots to explore here.

Address: 117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412.237.8300
Website: www.warhol.org
Hours: Tue through Sun from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays for extended hours.

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