Hot Metal Bridge is a dual truss bridge built over the Monongahela River. Built in 1900, it was originally a railroad used to transport steel across the banks from furnaces to mills. In the early 2000s, its upstream span was converted into a road and its downstream side into a pathway for pedestrians and bicycles. This construction is a testament of Pittsburgh's remarkable infrastructure and a visit here offers scenic vistas of the city.
One house on Boulevard of the Allies, The Stained Raven to be specific, has made quite an impact on Pittsburgh's music scene. Throughout the year, this Oakland abode plays host to a variety of musical events, and artists from many parts of the country take the stage here. Artists like Haunt Pawson, The Marbits and Walter Mitty And His Makeshift Orchestra have been part of line-ups in the past.
1001 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219 +1 412 642 1800
An indoor arena used for a variety of events, CONSOL Energy Center has a maximum capacity of 19,758. Since its opening in 2010, this arena has been recognized as one of the world's best, and is also Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certified. Apart from hosting sporting events, the arena is also an excellent concert venue, with artists like Green Day having performed.
Five Hot Metal Street The South Side Pittsburgh, PA 15203 +1 412 432 1420
The Circuit Center and Ballroom is a beautiful venue that has a variety of uses. From lunch or dinner receptions, to weddings, corporate events or even dance parties. Be it any event, the Center is equipped to meet all needs with its latest technology and prompt service. It comprises of a huge 8000 sq.ft level floor space which is available for rental. It can seat 400-600 guests. Also, a comprehensive menu of the choicest dishes has been prepared to suit all events. The Circuit Center and Ballroom is managed and operated by the Fluted Mushroom.
4141 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 +1 412 621 4253
This museum highlights the glorious achievements, courage and sacrifice of the nation's soldiers and sailors. It is the largest museum in the country showcasing great deeds of the men and women in uniform. It hosts receptions and conferences on patriotic themes, and also has regular events, such as the annual POW-MIA vigil of Vietnam Veterans, and Memorial Day celebrations. The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall also offers field trips to historical sites of the civil war, scout leadership workshops, and educational programs, wherein their speakers visit a school and give lectures on any war involving the US.
4301 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 +1 412 561 6000
The Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre was founded in 1996 to promote works by Irish, English and classical dramatists. Each season, the group of local and national actors performs three plays. The production's location varies according to the theme. Performances have been held at the City Theatre, Lester Hamburg Studio Theatre and Pittsburgh Playhouse.
One Wild Place Pittsburgh, PA 15206 +1 412 665 3640/+1 800 474 4966(Toll Free)
The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is one of the best in the country, where each confine is spacious enough to allow the animal to roam freely and also allow for good views for visitors. The best part is that one can get up, close and really personal with polar bears, primates and other exotic animals. Experienced handlers and stringent maintenance of every space add to the experience, making one revel in the joy of the animals. It is in fact more than a zoo, the management is deeply involved with the conservation of nearly extinct flora, fauna and animal life. Pampering all visitors to the hilt, one can avail of scooter rides, adult strollers, wheelchairs, safari jeeps, carouse rides, tram rides and more.
Templeton Run Road West Finley, PA 15377 +1 724 228 5520(Tourist Information)
Visit the red covered bridge called the Wyit Sprowls Covered Bridge and get a great experience. Currently located at the East Finley Park, the bridge is painted in red at both ends, with windows on either sides. A gable roof also adds to the beauty of this structure. The bridge conducts an annual Covered Bridge Festival that is held in the third week of September all over the County.
Established in 1854, Saint Vincent Archabbey Gristmill was founded by the Benedictine monks. Serving the city for over 150 years, this grist mill has survived the varied changes that Pennsylvania has undergone, and continues to function even today. Varied types of flour can be purchased here. Wheat bread, monastery bread, cinnamon raisin bread, whole grain bread and more, and even jams are sold here. Also simply known as The Gristmill, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
1950 Washington Road Upper St. Clair Township Pittsburgh, PA 15241 +1 412 835 2050
Spread across an area of 15 acres (6.07 hectares), the Gilfillan Farm is a working farm that dates back to 1850s. The family farm and the adjoining home are still in working condition, and Margaret Gilfillan, a family descendant, stayed here and tilled the farm until she died in 2001. She donated her property to the Historical Society of Upper St. Clair, it maintains and preserves this city landmark. You can tour the farm house along with the zoo, barns, toolshed and much more. The various farming tools and equipment give an insight into the farming techniques prevalent in 1850s. It also hosts special tours for schools and scout groups. For additional details, call ahead
A downtown favorite, the Doubletree Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh City
Center is a hedonist's haven. The hotel caters to all your whims and makes sure you have a pleasant stay. Equipped with all possible amenities, this is one place ...
The Jewish Community Center is more than a place of
worship in Pittsburgh. The center houses the American Jewish Museum, which features work by and about the Jewish community. Many international exhibits are displayed on the walls, as well ...
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts offers a variety of resources
for local artists. The gallery exhibits works by well known and emerging artists in a variety of mediums. More than 600 classes are offered in everything from drawing to ...