Pittsburgh December 22, 2016
These 9 Incredible Places In Pittsburgh Will Bring Out The Explorer In You
Pittsburgh has so many amazing qualities but at the top of the list arguably has to be the fact that there are always new places to explore. Even if you’ve lived here your whole life, you’ll likely find a museum, a nature preserve, or a spot you simply didn’t know about before. Here are nine of the best places to explore in Pittsburgh.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. National Aviary – 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Explore a tropical rain forest. Walk through the wetlands. And, meet a baby sloth when you visit the National Aviary, Even if you've been to the National Aviary before, you're certain to discover something new on each return visit. The aviary also features live shows, such as interactive feedings with the residents.
2. Allegheny Cemetery – 4734 Butler Sreet, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Journey through time when you visit Allegheny Cemetery, among the biggest and oldest cemeteries in the Pittsburgh area. Explore the expansive grounds that feature 20th century sculptures and artwork, varied species of trees, and native wildlife, including deer, ducks, and birds of prey.
3. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve – 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
View the native wildlife, including birds and deer, as you stroll along the trails at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, which is open year-round. During the summer, the nature reserve welcomes nature enthusiasts to join a bird walk on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m.
4. Living Treasures Wild Animal Park – 288 PA-711, Jones Mills, PA 15646
Get an up close look at some of the world's most exotic animals - tigers, parrots, cavys, and emus - at Living Treasures Wild Animal Park in Laurel Highlands or Moraine. Guests can feed select animals, enjoy a pony ride, and watch bottle feeding of the infants. Living Treasures opens for the season in April 2017.
5. USS Requin – Carnegie Science Center, Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
The USS Requin has been docked outside of the Carnegie Science Center since 1990, welcoming visitors to explore the submarine that once housed 80 Navy men. Visit the USS Requin Saturdays and Sundays, as long as the weather permits, between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
6. Saint Anthony Chapel – 1704 Harpster Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
St. Anthony Chapel in Pittsburgh houses more than 5,000 Christian relics, second only to the Vatican, making it a must visit spot for explorers interested in history and religion. Plan to visit St. Anthony Chapel for a regularly scheduled service or stop by Saturday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
7. Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History – 531 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Discover the rich history of photography at the Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History. The museum, which focuses on the Victorian era, sets the atmosphere by serenading visitors with Victorian-era music and features such special events as the Generals of the Civil War, which focused on photography during the war
8. Carnegie Science Center – 1 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Spend an insightful day at the Carnegie Science Center where you can explore the many exhibits, including the Space Place Atrium, Highmark Sports Works, Buhl Planetarium, and the Omnimax Theater. Visit the Carnegie Science Center Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
9. Bushy Run Battlefield – 1253 Bushy Run Road, Jeannette, PA 15644
History comes alive at Bushy Run Battlefield where you can embark on a guided or a self-guided tour, travel through time at the Visitors Center, and view "The March to Bushy Run," an interpretive exhibit. Bushy Run Battlefield is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the visitors center - which welcomes guests from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Wednesday through Sunday - is only open April 26 through October 31 annually.
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