Pittsburgh September 02, 2017
10 Unforgettable Attractions In Downtown Pittsburgh You’ll Want To Visit
What’s one of the very best things about the Burgh? Besides the people, the food, and the views, of course? Pittsburgh offers so much to do that it’s pretty much impossible to get bored. Yep. That old excuse “there’s nothing to do” just doesn’t fly in our lovely city. Here are 10 unforgettable attractions in Pittsburgh you’ll definitely want to visit.
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. St. Anthony Chapel – 1704 Harpster Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
St. Anthony Chapel houses one of the rarest and largest collections in the world. Stop by to admire some of the 5,000 Christian relics - second only to the Vatican - within the chapel. Some of those relics include a piece of the cross on which Jesus was crucified, the skull of a saint, and the bones of saints. St. Anthony Chapel welcomes guests to its normal services as well as to tour the church Saturday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
2. Fort Pitt Blockhouse – Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Uncover a part of Pittsburgh's history at the Fort Pitt Blockhouse, which played an important role in the French & Indian War. In later years, it became a single family dwelling before becoming a museum in the early 1900s. The Fort Pitt Blockhouse welcomes visitors Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (April through October) and Friday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (November through March).
3. Heinz Hall – 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Enjoy a performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the famous Heinz Hall. Originally the Loew's Penn Theatre, the theater opened in 1927. When it was scheduled for demolition in 1964. John Heinz II and the symphony leaped into action to save and to restore it. Today, Heinz Hall is a popular spot in the Cultural District.
4. PNC Park – 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
PNC Park draws thousands of baseball fans each year. But, even if you're not a baseball fan, plan a trip to PNC Park just for the experience. The old-fashioned park, which opened in 2001, promises spectacular views of the city skyline and Mount Washington and plenty of delicious eateries.
5. Heinz History Center – 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Spend an inspiring day at the Heinz History Center where you'll journey through 250 years of local history. The museum features regular events and more than 40,000 historic artifacts. Visit such special exhibitions as Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation. The Heinz History Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
6. USS Requin – Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Walk through the USS Requin, a World War II submarine, and get a glimpse of the conditions in which Navy Sailors lived during their time in the water. The submarine has served as a museum since 1990. Visit the USS Requin as part of your admission to the Carnegie Science Center or purchase a ticket solely for the submarine. The USS Requin welcomes visitors daily, weather permitting, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
7. Duquesne Incline – 1197 West Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Most people would probably agree that no matter how long you live in Pittsburgh a trip aboard the Duquesne Incline is always an awe-inspiring experience. After disembarking from the incline, which opened in 1877, at the top of Mount Washington, visit one of the observation decks for spectacular views of the city skyline. Climb aboard the Duquesne Incline Monday through Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Sunday and holidays from 7 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
8. Phipps Conservatory – 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Stroll through the sprawling Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens where you'll visit such exhibits as the Butterfly Room, the Tropical Fruit and Spice Room, and the Japanese Courtyard Garden. Explore Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
9. Southwestern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial – 375 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Honor the Southwestern Pennsylvania veterans of World War II at the Southwestern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial. The monument opened in 2013 and has become a place of reflection for countless Pittsburghers.
10. Randyland – 1501 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Randyland has been a vibrant part of the Northside landscape since the mid-1990s. The inspiration of Randy Gilson, Randyland is a vibrant art display that attracts visitors from all over. Randyland is typically open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Randy is often on site to greet visitors. Admission is free.
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