Pittsburgh July 12, 2018
8 Hidden Gems To Explore In Pittsburgh When You Think You’ve Done It All
Seen everything there is to see in the Burgh? Done everything there is to do? Sure, it may
seem like it, especially if you’ve lived in Pittsburgh for a long time. But, believe it or not, Pittsburgh’s always got plenty of surprises in store, even for those have lived here for a lifetime. So, dust off the old bucket list. You’re definitely going to want to add these add hidden gems in Pittsburgh to your to do list.
1. Robot Hall of Fame
Snap selfies with such famous droids as R2D2 and C3PO from
Star Wars when you visit the Robot Hall of Fame, located right in the Carnegie Science Center. The Robot Hall of Fame, which opened in 2003, pays homage to the famous real and fictional robots who have made an impact on our society. So, stop by for a visit with such well-known robots as the Terminator, WALL-E, and Robby, the Robot.
2. Photo Antiquities Museum
Discover the rich history of photography - and the evolution of the camera - at the Photo Antiquities Museum. The museum boasts more than a half a million photos in its gallery. Get a glimpse of Pittsburgh of yesteryear in the Pittsburgh Room. And, admire the more than 2,000 cameras on display in the Camera Room.
3. Pittsburgh Winery
What do you think when you hear "winery?" A sprawling country estate, perhaps? Well, the Pittsburgh Winery is located right in Pittsburgh, in an old bank building. Wine is made on site at the winery. And, guests are welcome to the Tasting Room to taste the Pittsburgh Wines. Pittsburgh Winery also features a listening room, where musical guests often perform.
4. The Clemente Museum
Roberto Clemente is as much of a household name in the Burgh as Heinz. But, have you visited the Roberto Clemente Museum (by appointment only)? The charming museum provides an intimate portrait of the Pirates great and humanitarian through all phases of his life to his untimely death in a plane crash in 1972.
5. Robin Hill Park
Tucked in Corapolis, Robin Hill Park stretches across 200 acres of lush green. If you're on the hunt for somewhere new to hike, you've found it. The picturesque park features numerous trails, including the Log Cabin Trail (where you'll see a log cabin), the Beech Trail, and the Ridgeback Trail. Robin Hill Park also boasts a Georgian-style home, which can be rented for special events.
6. Historic Hanna’s Town
Get a glimpse into life in Southwestern Pennsylvania when you visit Historic Hanna's Town. The historic town is known as the first town west of the Allegheny Mountains to have a court. Today, visitors can go on a guided tour of the reconstructed village, which consists of log cabin houses, a tavern, and a courthouse.
7. U.S.S. Requin
If you've been near the North Shore, you've likely seen the U.S.S. Requin. But, have you ever been inside the World War II-era submarine? Now part of the Carnegie Science Center, the U.S.S. Requin once housed 80 men during the second world war. Walk through the submarine to get a glimpse into life inside the vessel.
8. Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop
Remember how much fun going to a candy store was when you were a kid? Relive that excitement when you visit Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop in the Strip District. Explore the candy shop that boasts a huge assortment of soda (in old-fashioned glass bottles) and those popular candies from childhood - Airheads, cotton candy, and whirly pops.
These, of course, are only some of the many hidden gems in Pittsburgh. Need more spots to add to your bucket list? Then,
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