“If you’re bored in Pittsburgh,” it has been said, “you’re just not paying attention.”
Family-friendly Pittsburgh is home to (among other affordable attractions):
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History (housing one of the world’s finest collections of dinosaur collections, featuring real dinosaur fossils, not casts)
- Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
- Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
- Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
- Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
A world-class zoo, science center, aquarium, and aviary
- Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
- National Aviary
- Carnegie Science Center
- Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Riverboat rides, inclines, and historical centers
- Gateway Clipper
- Monongahela or Duquesne Incline
- Fort Necessity National Battlefield
- Fort Pitt Museum and Blockhouse
- The Frick Art and Historical Center
...and other places of interest
- Kentuck Knob
- Laurel Caverns Park
- Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
- Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
- PPG Place Skating Rink
- Seven Springs Mountain Resort
- Station Square Riverfront Entertainment
- Wildwood Highlands
For more than a century, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been among the world’s finest.
From the classics to cutting-edge contemporary, arts and culture in Pittsburgh are flourishing. Music, theater, film, dance, opera, art exhibitions, literary readings—they’re all here.
And, in many cases, performances and exhibitions are inexpensive to attend. Or even free.
The Pittsburgh Steelers, with their six Super Bowl rings. The Five-Time World Series-Winning Pirates. The Three-Time Stanley Cup Champion Penguins. And the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, with nine national college football championships.
They don’t call Pittsburgh the City of Champions for nothin’.
But other team sports—basketball, cricket, curling, rugby, and soccer among them—also are played in Pittsburgh.
And the city’s public golf courses, basketball and tennis courts, biking and pedestrian trails, rivers, and other athletic venues offer Pittsburghers of all ages and athletic levels opportunities to compete, work out, or just run around and have fun.
Check out Pitt’s Cool Pittsburgh site for information on the city’s sports and outdoor scenes.
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