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  • 1 Duquesne Incline Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    W. Carson St USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15211

    This 19C funicular once transported factory workers up and down Pittsburgh's steep hills. Today the incline (and its counterpart, the Monongahela Incline) provide unparalleled views of the rivers converging at the triangle of land that holds downtown..

  • 2 Carnegie Museum of Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    4400 Forbes Avenue USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    In keeping with Carnegie's wishes, the museum concentrates on European and American art from the late 19C to the present. Within you'll find works by Tintoretto, Rubens, Monet, Pissarro, van Gogh, Pollock, de Kooning and Rauschenberg. Based on the Ma..

  • 3 Carnegie Museum of Natural History Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    4400 Forbes Avenue USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    More than 21 million specimens occupy this wonderful museum of the sciences. Its excellent "Dinosaurs in Their Time" exhibit . Other highlights include the Hall of African Wildlife, the Hall of Ancient Egypt, the Hall of American Indians.

  • 4 Senator John Heinz History Center Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    1212 Smallman St. USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    This massive renovated 1898 warehouse with its vaulted brick ceilings, heavy wooden beams and iron braces opened as the history center in 1996. Illustrating western Pennsylvania history through artifacts, photographs, interactive videos, model struct..

  • 5 Andy Warhol Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    117 Sandusky St. USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15212

    Andy Warhol (1928-87) grew up in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood. After graduating from the Carnegie Institute of Technology's College of Fine Arts, he moved to New York and began creating the provocative persona that earned him an enduring place i..

  • 6 Carnegie Science Center Interesting

    Museums and art

    1 Allegheny Ave USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15212

    Set on the north bank of the Ohio River, this slick science museum's contemporary design offers expansive views of the river and the Pittsburgh skyline. Much of the first floor is devoted to the OMNIMAX Theater. On the second floor, be sure to visit ..

  • 7 Mattress Factory Interesting

    Museums and art

    500 Sampsonia Way USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15212

    This late-19C warehouse is one of the few site-specific installation galleries in the US. A handful of artists is chosen each year and given carte-blanche to create their own chefs-d'oeuvre. The results can be capricious, brilliant, or ridiculous but..

  • 8 Carnegie Music Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4400 Forbes Ave USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    It boasts the grandest interior in the complex with green marble columns and a 45ft-high gilded ceiling.

  • 9 Strip District Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    This area was named for the 1.5mi flat "strip" of land it occupies. Since the 1920s, the Strip District has been better known as a streetside smorgasbord of wholesale-produce shops, bustling outdoor markets, flower stalls and ethnic food ve..

  • 10 Heinz Memorial Chapel Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    4200 Fifth Ave USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15260

    An elegant French Gothic memorial to H.J. Heinz from his children, this chapel features majestic, 73ft-high stained-glass windows that are among the tallest in the world.

  • 11 Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    1 Schenley Park USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    This 13-room Victorian glass youse is a delightful refuge filled with exotic flora, an impressive bonsai collection and a hands-on children's garden.

  • 12 Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    7340 Butler Street USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15206

    The zoo first opened in 1898. A paved trail here leads past exotic exhibits, beginning with the Asian Forest, home to snow leopards and Siberian tigers, and continuing past the African Savannah, where lions, zebras, giraffes and elephants roam. Next ..

  • 13 Station Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    125 W Station Square Dr. USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    The 52-acre complex encompasses some 60 shops and restaurants including the Grand Concourse, which occupies the former passenger terminal for the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company and retains its splendid stained-glass, barrel-vaulted ceiling. ..

  • 14 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    4400 Forbes Avenue USA - Pittsburgh, PA 15213

    Located on Forbes Avenue, the library contains more than four million items.

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