Pittsburgh June 17, 2016
10 Perfect Places To Go In Pittsburgh If You’re Feeling Adventurous
We all have our own definition of adventure. Some prefer the adrenaline pumping experience of jumping out of an airplane while others consider a trek down a haunted road the perfect adventure. Get ready for adventure – no matter how you define it – in and around Pittsburgh. Here are 10 places to go in Pittsburgh if you’re feeling adventurous:
1. Escape Room Pittsburgh
Race against the clock – with your friends or a group of strangers – to see if you can escape from your prison cell or Dr. Stein's Laboratory before your 60 minutes is up.
Escape Room Pittsburgh
invites visitors to test their street smarts and skills in this live action game.
2. Laurel Caverns
Go deep underground to explore
, a little over an hour from Pittsburgh. Explore the caverns during a guided tour or – if you really want an adventure – try rappelling. Rappelling allows beginners to climb in the caves under the guidance of an instructor while experienced climbers can try spelunking in the upper or the lower caves.
3. Trundle Manor
Get ready for adventure of a different sort. Go to
with no expectations but be sure to expect the unexpected. A self-described art house AND tourist trap, Trundle Manor features plenty of weird and obscure items – from specimens in jars and medical instruments to taxidermy and coffins. Nothing's quite as adventurous as falling into a tourist trap.
4. Blue Mist Road
Haunted adventure awaits on Blue Mist Road in North Park. As the sun begins to set, a blue mist settles down upon Irwin Road in North Park. Local lure tells of numerous terrible events that occurred along the road including the tale of a jilted husband who murdered his wife and children, then dumped their bodies in a septic tank. Some also speak of a half deer, half human that roams the road. Travel down Blue Mist Road toward adventure – if you dare.
5. All Around Pittsburgh
Join the Great Puzzle Pursuit as you – alongside other Pittsburghers – work to find clues hidden throughout the city. Each clue leads to the next clue and the difficulty of the clues gets progressively more difficult. Those teams who successfully complete the game by September 16 will be entered to win a cash prize. Learn more by
6. The Golden Triangle
Get a bird's eye view, quite literally, of Pittsburgh as you paraglide or parasail above the Three Rivers with
. Seasoned adventurers might want to opt for the paragliding, which begins with an instructional course, while newbies might want try to the less intense parasailing.
7. Three Rivers Heritage Trail
Lace up your hiking shoes or get your bike tuned up for an adventurous trek on the 25-mile Three Rivers Heritage Trail, which winds through Pittsburgh's eclectic neighborhoods – the South Side, the North Shore, and the Strip District. Map out your adventure by
8. Canton Avenue
Face the steepest street in the United States – yes, in the entire country – on foot or by bike. Think you can make it up the 37 grade hill in Beechview? Sure, you can! Keep in mind that, as you push your way up the hill, you'll have no trouble coming back down.
9. Ohiopyle State Park
Spectacular beauty and plenty of adventure await at Ohiopyle State Park. You can hike, bike, swim and, if you're really adventurous, zip down the
Meadow Run Natural Water Slides
. Be forewarned, however, that some people do get some bumps and bruises from the water slide.
10. A pirate ship
Ahoy, matey! Join these Pittsburgh pirates (not the baseball team, mind you) as you traipse through the city, learning about the Burgh as you sightsee. Yes, these Pirates don't travel by sea. They go by land, inviting Pittsburghers and visitors to join them on a 45 minute tour of our beautiful city. All young'uns receive a complimentary eye patch and a lesson in how to speak authentic pirate. Learn more by
Whatever your definition of adventure, you’ll find plenty to meet your needs in and around Pittsburgh with these 10 places to go in Pittsburgh if you’re feeling adventurous.