Pittsburgh Places

TripWhat's travel guide to the Steel City; our list of the best things to see, including PNC Park, Kennywood and Consol Energy Center.
  • The best place in Pittsburgh: PNC Park

    PNC Park

    115 Federal St
    Games afternoon and evenings; call for schedule. $9-$210 (bleachers to club seats). The Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, known locally as the "Buccos" or "Bucs", play their home games here. The Pirates may not be the winning baseball team they once were, but they manage to keep a loyal fan base and their ballpark is widely considered one of the most beautiful in the major league, with a stunning view of downtown past the outfield.
    North Shore food nearby
  • Kennywood

    Kennywood

    4800 Kennywood Blvd
    A compact but extremely popular amusement park, founded in 1898. The park contains all the standard amusement park rides, including a Kiddieland, a few splash rides, and several rollercoasters; among them are the "Thunderbolt," routinely named as one of the best wooden coasters in the country by enthusiasts, the "Racer" and the "Jack Rabbit," two historic wooden coasters, and the "Phantom's Revenge," a huge and very intense steel coaster.
    eat nearby
  • Consol Energy Center

    Consol Energy Center

    1001 5h Ave
    The arena also hosts many other events including basketball and concerts — both rock and classical. Check the link for the current event schedule.
    Central Business District restaurants nearby
  • The Andy Warhol Museum

    The Andy Warhol Museum

    117 Sandusky St
    Tu-Th,Sa-Su 10AM-5PM, F 10AM-10PM, closed M and major holidays. $20 adults, $10 students/children. This seven-floor museum is like no other art museum, to say the least. The collection covers Warhol's entire life, and as you walk through the galleries you'll hear the sounds of Velvet Underground, the Rolling Stones, opera singers, classic Hollywood movies and many other influences on Warhol's career as you view celebrity portraits, films, room installations, album covers, and many other works from one of America's greatest pop artists.
    North Shore food nearby
  • Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

    Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

    6300 5th Ave
    The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is a non-profit community arts campus that offers arts education programs and contemporary art exhibitions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
    North Oakland eat nearby
  • Heinz Hall For the Performing Arts

    Heinz Hall For the Performing Arts

    600 Penn AveSte 2
    A magnificent concert hall, Heinz Hall is the home of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra [4].
    Central Business District restaurants nearby
  • Cabaret At Theater Square

    Cabaret At Theater Square

    655 Penn Ave
    A large and very historic theater, built in 1927 and faithfully restored. The Benedum is home to the Pittsburgh Opera [1], the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre [2], and the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera [3].
    Central Business District food nearby
  • Byham Theater

    Byham Theater

    101 6th St
    A grand historic theater with many lavish decorations, the Byham plays host to a variety of events.
    Central Business District eat nearby
  • Harris Theater

    Harris Theater

    809 Liberty Ave
    Originally opened as a movie theater, the Harris plays both movies and live performances.
    Central Business District restaurants nearby
  • Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

    Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

    Allegheny Square10 Children's Way
    $13 adults, $12 children/teens/seniors, children under 2 free. A children's museum with a pretty wide variety of great, interactive exhibits, including a recreation of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, a hall full of optical illusions, a waterplay area, a stage, a workshop full of pulleys and gears, as well as plenty of art and outdoor exhibits.
    Allegheny Center food nearby
  • August Wilson Center For African American History

    August Wilson Center For African American History

    980 Liberty Ave
  • Carnegie Science Center

    Carnegie Science Center

    1 Allegheny Ave
    Su-F 10AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-7PM. $17.95 adults, $11.95 children (theater shows extra). A great place to learn about science, this huge (four floors) museum has exhibits aimed toward both children and adults dealing with many aspects of science and technology. Some of the highlight exhibits include a model railroad village, an aquarium, a robot exhibit, and numerous theaters and stages for science demonstrations, as well as a large-screen theater. Another attraction is a World War II submarine, the USS Requin, moored in the Ohio River just aside of the Science Center itself.
    Chateau restaurants nearby
  • National Aviary

    National Aviary

    Allegheny Commons West700 Arch St
    $13 adults, $12 seniors (60+), $11 children (2-12), free for under 2. The only "national" aviary in the entire country, this small but splendid place has lots of exotic birds to enjoy - eagles, penguins, lorikeets, parrots, flamingos, etc. A couple of exhibits allow you to stroll through with birds flying around you, and the aviary offers a constant program of feeding times and bird shows to enjoy throughout the day, bringing you even closer to their lovely birds.
    Allegheny Center food nearby
  • Wood Street Galleries

    Wood Street Galleries

    601 Wood St
    Tu-Th 11AM-6PM, F-Sa 11AM-8PM. A contemporary art gallery with some interesting exhibits, with a focus on new media.
    Central Business District eat nearby
  • Station Square

    Station Square

    100 W Station Square Dr
    Currently a popular office and shopping complex, Station Square was at one time a railroad station. The original station, fully renovated, is still there. Now housing the Gandy Dancer Saloon and the Grand Concourse restaurant, it is a beautiful example of the grand train stations of the past with a huge, beautiful colored glass skylight, feaux marble columns and fine wooden appointments. You may still see a train passing on the tracks between the station and the river, but they are freight trains, not passenger trains. In the courtyard space facing the river and downtown, you will find several artifacts of the steel industry past on display: huge ladles and furnaces and other equipment. From April through November, the courtyard's large fountain is turned on with the jets of water choreographed to music.
    Mount Washington restaurants nearby
  • Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum

    Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum

    4141 5th Ave, Oakland
    $8 adults, $5 seniors/children, military/children 5 and under free; free for active military, veterans, or family of military serving in a current conflict. Housed in a historic Beaux-Arts temple inspired by the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the museum explores the evolution of equipment and technology as well as the effects that military conflicts have had on society, honoring and educating about the sacrifices made during wartime.
    North Oakland food nearby
  • Primanti Brothers

    Primanti Brothers

    46 18th St
    The popular Pittsburgh chain with the Primanti sandwich.
    Strip District
  • South Side Works

    South Side Works

    Sidney and 27th Sts
    A mixed-use area with lots of local boutiques and some higher end national chains, as well as a movie theater.
    Oakland
  • Senator John Heinz History Center

    Senator John Heinz History Center

    1212 Smallman St
    $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children/students, children 5 and under free. An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in Pennsylvania. Featuring 6 floors of permanent and changing exhibitions, this museum gives a very detailed look at the past 250 years in Western Pennsylvania, with displays on Pittsburgh-area innovations, people, and industries. Notable exhibits include artifacts from the French & Indian War, a hall dedicated to the Heinz company, a room full of old vehicles, and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum - a two story exhibit dedicated to a wide variety of Pittsburgh-area sport legends.
    Central Business District food nearby
  • Mattress Factory Art Museum

    Mattress Factory Art Museum

    500 Sampsonia Way
    Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. $15 adults, $10 seniors/students, children under 6 free. The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that exhibits room-sized works called installations.
    Central Northside eat nearby
  • Heinz Field

    Heinz Field

    100 Art Rooney Ave
    ames afternoons and evenings; call for schedule. G. Heinz Field, the home of one of the winningest NFL franchises of all time and the heart of the fiercely loyal Steeler Nation, is where the Pittsburgh Steelers [3] football team play their home games. The stadium is also the home of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers football team [4]. The stadium is massive and a "Great Hall" on the east side of the stadium holds a collection of Steelers and Pittsburgh Panthers memorabilia. Be aware that all Steelers home games sell out, so if you want to go, try to get your tickets early or on a resale website, or scalp.
    North Shore restaurants nearby
  • Frick Art & Historical Center

    Frick Art & Historical Center

    7227 Reynolds St
    The grounds, museums, and greenhouse are free, tours of Clayton are $12 adults, $10 seniors, $6 children. A complex of museums and historic buildings including: Clayton (the home of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick), the Frick Art Museum, the Car and Carriage Museum, and the Greenhouse.
    Point Breeze food nearby
  • Riverview Park

    Riverview Park

    1 Riverview Ave
    A large wooded and hilly park with an extensive network of trails, a swimming pool, a playground, and great views of Pittsburgh. Allegheny Observatory, 159 Riverview Ave, ☎ +1 412 321-2400. Free tours of the observatory are offered from April through the end of October with an advanced reservation. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the University of Pittsburgh's Neoclassical observatory, completed in 1912, was home to several historically significant astronomers such as Samuel Langley and John Brashear. The observatory is still actively engaged in conducting astronomical research.
    Perry North eat nearby
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    700 Frank Curto Dr
    Sa-Th 9:30AM-5PM, F 9:30AM-10PM. $15 adults, $14 seniors/students, $11 children, children under 2 free. A Victorian glass conservatory with gorgeous indoor and outdoor floral and botanical displays. Dating to 1893, expansion through the years has resulted in 14 indoor rooms and several outdoor gardens, each with unique garden designs and excellent assortments of plants. There's also quite a bit of colorful sculpture throughout, including multiple pieces by Dale Chihuly, that help to decorate the already lush indoor displays. Recent renovations are designed to make Phipps one of the greenest buildings in the world.
    Squirrel Hill North restaurants nearby
  • O'Reilly Theater

    O'Reilly Theater

    621 Penn Ave
    Home to the Pittsburgh Public Theater [5].
    food nearby
  • Sandcastle Waterpark

    Sandcastle Waterpark

    1000 Sandcastle Drive
    Open late May-early Sep, times vary. $29.99 general, $19.99 seniors/under 48, children 3 and under free (parking $6). A popular water park owned by the same folks as Kennywood; featuring plenty of swimming pools, body and tube water slides, and a water playground.
    Hays eat nearby
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