Pittsburgh August 11, 2017
7 Incredible Places In Pittsburgh That Never Ever Change
The more things change, the more they stay the same. An old cliche, for sure, but certainly one that works well for Pittsburgh. Even as our beautiful city evolves with the passing years, some things always remain pretty much the same. Here are seven incredible places in Pittsburgh that really don’t seem to change.
1. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History – 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
The Carnegie Museums of Natural History and Art, despite display changes, never really changed. No matter in what year we were born, we can all likely remember visiting the natural history museum and marveling at the dinosaur bones that loomed large over us.
2. Kennywood Park – 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin, PA 15122
Sure, parts of Kennywood change every year - new food vendors, new rides, retired rides - but some things will never change. Like the Racer, which recently celebrated its 90th birthday. The Jack Rabbit's been around even longer at 96 years. And, Pittsburghers have been riding the Thunderbolt for 93 years. Of course, who can forget Potato Patch fries? A Kennywood tradition.
3. Allegheny Observatory – 159 Riverview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214
Pittsburghers who have visited Riverview Park for more than a century have, at least in passing, glanced at the majestic white building sitting on a hill. Opened in 1912, the Allegheny Observatory serves as a research facility for the University of Pittsburgh. Guests are also welcome to tour the facility on select evenings.
4. The Duquesne Incline – 1197 West Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
The Monongahela Incline, which began operating in 1870, holds the distinction of being country's oldest operating funicular. The Duquesne Incline opened only seven years later. Both attract Pittsburghers and tourists who want to experience the unspoiled view of Mount Washington and neither seem to change.
5. The Carnegie Free Library of Homestead – 510 E 10th Avenue, Munhall, PA 15120
The Carnegie Free Library of Homestead has sat majestically in Munhall since 1898. In addition to an impressive collection of books, the library also boasts an athletic club with a heated pool and a music hall that attracts such well-known names as Hanson, Ben Folds, Carlos Mencia, and Ralphie May.
6. Idlewild Park & SoakZone – 2574 U.S. 30, Ligonier, PA 15658
Generations of Pittsburghers have made the trek to Idlewild Park since it opened in 1878. Even though the rides may change and the simple swimming pool gave way to SoakZone, Idlewild Park itself never seems to change. Walking through the wooded park, past the historic carousel and the Ferris Wheel, feels just the same now as it did during childhood. Would you agree?
7. The Cathedral of Learning – 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Pittsburghers always know we're home when we see the Cathedral of Learning towering in the distance. The magnificent "gothic revival skyscraper" at the University of Pittsburgh has been a constant against the Oakland skyline since 1936. Today, visitors flock to the Cathedral to explore its acclaimed Nationality Rooms.
These seven incredible places in Pittsburgh never seem to change. Would you agree that they’re much as you remember them from childhood?
Click here to continue your trip down Memory Lane as you discover 15 undeniable things everyone who grew up in Pittsburgh remembers.