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Attractions around the Pittsburgh Area

Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania are full of wonderful things to do on long, lazy weekends, including amusement parks, museums, zoos, parks, sporting arenas, and more!
  1. Historical Attractions
  2. Museums
  3. Covered Bridges (8)
  4. Butler Co Attractions (7)
  5. Fayette Co Attractions (12)
  6. Washington Co Attractions (13)
  7. Erie County Attractions (10)
  8. Westmoreland Co Attractions (9)

Top Ten Pittsburgh Must-Sees
Pittsburgh is a beautiful, dynamic city full of sights and attractions sure to please the avid sports fan, history enthusiast, culture maven, or outgoing child. Whether you're in town for a visit, or just looking for something new to try, these must-see Pittsburgh spots offer something for everyone.

6 Pittsburgh Landmarks from the Air
Most of us know Pittsburgh from many angles – the view we take all visitors to - Mount Washington’s overlooks, or the view driving in from the airport across the Fort Pitt Bridge, and the view as we walk outside PPG Place and gaze at the shops across Market Square. But Pittsburgh offers many amazing landmark views from the air as w

Andy Warhol Museum
Located on Pittsburgh's North Side, this museum provides insight into contemporary art and popular culture. Andy Warhol is one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century and a Pittsburgh native!

Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History
This outstanding museum complex features one of the worlds best known collections of dinosaurs, an interactive fossil dig, gems and minerals, a hall of architecture, and a large collection of old masterpieces and modern paintings. You can even visit from home with their outstanding online exhibits.

Carnegie Science Center
Enjoy a fun-filled, firsthand look at science and technology with more than 250 exciting, hands-on exhibits, a four-story OMNIMAX theater, a world-class planetarium, an authentic WWII vintage submarine, birthday parties and more!

Cathedral of Learning & Nationality Rooms
The second tallest education building in the world may not sound all that exciting, but this historic gothic landmark offers a great view of Oakland and downtown Pittsburgh. Don't miss the internationally renowned Nationality Classrooms, 26 rooms decorated to represent an individual country or culture.

Frick Car and Carriage Museum
If you're a lover of history and/or old cars, then a wonderful way to while away a Pittsburgh afternoon is at the Car and Carriage Museum of the Frick Art & Historical Center. Other ways to spend your time here include the Frick Art Museum, the Greenhouse, the Frick children's playhouse, and Clayton, the restored Frick family home.

Hartwood Acres & Mansion
A beautiful mansion and striking stable are the centerpiece of this Allegheny County park. The outdoor amphitheater plays host to concerts and the horse trails are popular for riding and walking. Mansion tours offered year-round.

Hartwood Acres & Mansion
A beautiful mansion and striking stable are the centerpiece of this Allegheny County park. The outdoor amphitheater plays host to concerts and the horse trails are popular for riding and walking. Mansion tours offered year-round.

Hartwood Acres & Mansion
A beautiful mansion and striking stable are the centerpiece of this Allegheny County park. The outdoor amphitheater plays host to concerts and the horse trails are popular for riding and walking. Mansion tours offered year-round.

Hartwood Acres & Mansion
A beautiful mansion and striking stable are the centerpiece of this Allegheny County park. The outdoor amphitheater plays host to concerts and the horse trails are popular for riding and walking. Mansion tours offered year-round.

Hartwood Acres & Mansion
A beautiful mansion and striking stable are the centerpiece of this Allegheny County park. The outdoor amphitheater plays host to concerts and the horse trails are popular for riding and walking. Mansion tours offered year-round.

Hartwood Acres & Mansion
A beautiful mansion and striking stable are the centerpiece of this Allegheny County park. The outdoor amphitheater plays host to concerts and the horse trails are popular for riding and walking. Mansion tours offered year-round.

Kennywood Amusement Park
One of only two amusement parks in the country to be designated a National Historic Landmark, Kennywood is home to three wonderful wooden coasters and an impressive collection of classic rides. Located in West Mifflin, Allegheny County, just 12 miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh.

Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Featuring slot machines and a horseracking track, the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington, PA, near Pittsburgh is one of the largest gaming facilities on the East Coast. Learn what you need to know to plan your visit to the Meadows casino, including area hotels and attractions.

Go Ape! Treetop Adventure in Pittsburgh
Go ape in Pittsburgh's North Park at the seven-acre Go Ape! Treetop Adventure Course. Thirty-seven obstacles situated in the treetops of North Park include five ziplines and two Tarzan swings, plus ropes, bridges, ladders, swings and trapezes. Learn about opening hours, costs, age requirements, and more. You can also book for a birthday party or...

Mt. Washington - Inclines & Overlooks
Directly across the Monongahela River (locals call it "the Mon") from downtown Pittsburgh is 367-foot-high Mount Washington, the best place to go for a "grand" view of Pittsburgh and the three rivers. Learn about Pittsburgh's two grand inclines, and the best places to enjoy the view ranked by USA Weekend's 2003 Annual Travel Report as the "second most beautiful place in America."

National Aviary
The Nation's premiere bird park is right here in Pittsburgh, with more than 600 exotic and endangered birds in natural habitats. The daily feedings and demonstrations are especially fun!

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Designated as a National Historic Landmark, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh is one of the largest Victorian greenhouses in the country. Learn about the rooms and flower exhibits, plus information on hours, parking and admission.

Pittsburgh Children's Museum
Climb a two-story indoor tree structure, build and launch airplanes, and put on your own puppet show in Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. There's a special exploration area for infants and toddlers, educational classes and birthday parties for kids 4-104!

Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium
One of the largest zoo/aquarium combinations in the country and much easier on the pocketbook than most! Thirty-nine endangered species, nearly 4,000 animals and an excellent children's zoo, Kids Kingdom, with interactive exhibits and playground.

Point State Park
Most Pittsburghers don't realize that the Point, located at the tip of Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle, is a state park. Pittsburgh's four rivers connect here: the Allegheny and Monongahela form the Ohio and an underground river feeds the large centerpiece fountain. Don't miss the Fort Pitt Museum and Blockhouse!

Sandcastle Water Park
If it's a really hot day, you'll want to spend it at Sandcastle, claimed to be America's largest waterslide complex. This riverfront park contains a 1,600-foot lazy river, a beach, a boardwalk and 16 waterslides. Open June through August.

Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
From the pre-revolutionary drama of the French and Indian War to the legendary gridiron match-ups of the Super Steelers, discover Western Pennsylvania's fascinating history at Pennsylvania's largest history museum. Hands-on, interactive exhibits make history fun for young and old.

The Pittsburgh Aquarium
Shaped like a giant wave, the aquarium building at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium, leads both young and old on an educational adventure that blends excitement, reflection, and just plain fun.

UPMC SportsWorks
Located in its own building adjacent to the Carnegie Science Center and across from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, UPMC SportsWorks contains 40+ exhibits spread out over 36,000 square feet, making it the largest science and sport exhibition in the world.

The Rivers Casino
Featuring slot machines and a variety of table games, The Rivers Casino located on downtown Pittsburgh's North Shore, features nearly 3,000 slots, along with table games like poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card poker, Texas Hold'em, mini baccarat and Big Six. Learn what you need to know to plan your visit to the Rivers Casino.

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