Pittsburgh Region

Attractions

Carnegie Museum of Art - Carnegie Museum of Art offers a distinguished collection of contemporary art that includes film and video works. Other collections of note include works of American art from the late nineteenth century, French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, and European and American decorative arts from the late seventeenth century to the present.

Allegheny Kiski Valley Historical Society - Glass, Steel, and Aluminum industries were the economic growth engines for the A-K river valley towns that grew in the shadow of Pittsburgh, attracting entrepreneurs, immigrant labor, and union organizers. You are invited to join in the efforts of the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society to preserve and celebrate the unique history of this region.

Fort Pitt Museum - The Fort Pitt Museum is located where the British and French erected the fortifications that protected their claims to the early West and the Indian trade. The exhibits recount the struggle that exploded into the French and Indian War and develop the story to the founding of Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Science Center - Carnegie Science Center offers visitors of all ages a fun-filled, firsthand look at science and technology. Explore the world from the ocean depths to the farthest reaches of space flight; travel through the galaxy in a world-class, interactive planetarium; see science come alive in three theaters; and discover the sheer fun of science with more than 250 exciting, hands-on exhibits.

Fort Ligonier - Fort Ligonier you can relive the stirring days of young Colonel George Washington, General John Forbes and the encounters of the British and Americans against the French and Indians. Enjoy the unique Fort Ligonier adventure: where your family enjoy the excitement of our frontier heritage and the epic period of the clash for empire between Great Britain and France.

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve - Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve offers five miles of trails and 134 acres of sanctuary for animals, birds and more. Its facilities include a Discovery Room for children, the Education Building, the Teacher Resource Center, a Natural History Library, and the Audubon Center for Native Plants.

Sandcastle Water Park - Enjoy fifteen twisting, turning, plunging, and churning waterslides. There are pools for adults (including the world's biggest hot tub) and pools for kids (including Wet Willie's WaterWorks). Surrounding it all is the Lazy River, a gently flowing stream where you can float on an inner-tube for hours. The park also offers a Formula One Speedway, arcade, gift shop and more.

Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden - The Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden is the largest of its kind in North America and the only one with an ongoing program of research and publication. We feature more than 100 temperate and tropical plants in addition to special new program plantings each season.


Hartwood - Hartwood is a 629 acre estate park and it's main attraction is the Hartwood mansion. Designed in 1929 the mansion houses a fine collection of English and American Antiques. A large part of Hartwood's charm lies in its scenic setting. Reflect upon a time of elegance and style while strolling through the formal gardens or hike or horseback along its wooded trails.

Pittsburgh Children's Museum - Visitors to the museum can build and launch airplanes from Flying Machines, riddle the Poodle Sphinx, raise themselves up into human-powered elevators, learn about health and anatomy with their seven-foot tall blue-haired mascot Stuffee, learn the basics of street safety and enjoy the original puppets from Mr. Roger's Neighborhood and much more.

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - At the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum you can experience the sights, sounds and feel of an earlier era as a vintage streetcar takes you on a three mile round trip and more than a century of history! Climb aboard for a ride into the past!

Carnegie Museum of Natural History - Travel back in time to the land of the pharaohs; witness the awesome beauty of precious minerals and gems; explore the practices and beliefs that link Native people to their homelands; or discover the variety of life at the Earth's extremes.

Kennywood Park - The park features thirty-one major rides, including three wooden roller coasters, the fastest steel roller coaster, the new Exterminator Roller Coaster, three water rides, and fourteen Kiddieland rides.

National Aviary - The National Aviary located in Pittsburgh features more than 500 residents, representing over 200 different species of birds.

Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium - Located approximately five miles east of downtown Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is a 77-acre facility that is home to thousands of animals representing hundreds of diverse species.

Living Treasures Animal Park - Living Treasures is a wonderful setting for a great family experience. The petting zoo is the thrill of the day for young visitors, while the exotic animals fascinate young and old alike.

Frick Art and Historical Center - The Frick Art and Historical Center is a fascinating complex of museums and historical buildings located on over five acres of lawns and gardens in Pittsburgh. Exhibitions of fine and decorative art are also presented. The Center is devoted to the interpretation of the life and times of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick.

Andy Warhol Museum - Inspired by Warhol's artistic vision, The Andy Warhol Museum strives to be a dynamic art center and resource for anyone who wishes to gain insights into contemporary art and popular culture.

      

    

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