There’s A Little Known Unique Tourist Trap In Pittsburgh… And It’s Truly One Of A Kind

The owners of most tourist attractions would tremble at the thought of being deemed a tourist trap. And, those places that do have that unfortunate title bestowed upon them vehemently deny they belong in such a category. That is…unless that place is Trundle Manor, whose owners proudly refer to their unique spot as a “tourist trap” and a “bizarre private collection on display.”

Pay particular attention to the term bizarre because you’re not walking into a place that fits neatly into any category like a museum or an art house. In fact, expect the unexpected when you travel to Trundle Manor at 7724 Juanita Street in Swissvale. Just go with the flow because you are in for a one-of-a-kind experience that you won’t soon forget as you come face-to-face with old medical devices, taxidermy, unique artwork, and a whole host of unusual, often creepy pieces.

A couple of notes before you head out on your adventure: Visitors are welcome by appointment only. (So that kind of deflates the idea of a traditional tourist trap because you’ve got to specifically ask to visit.) Your visit to Trundle Manor is free, although a donation is required. The owners aren’t picky – money, old medical devices, or anything out-of-the ordinary (creepy is the word they use) is welcome.

So, let’s take a quick tour of this little known unique tourist trap in Pittsburgh before you’re compelled to pick up the phone and schedule your own tour.

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:

From the bizarre – like this little-known tourist trap in Pittsburgh – to the breathtaking, Pittsburgh has it all. After your visit to Trundle Manor, be sure to stop by this jaw dropping place in Pittsburgh that will blow you away.