Pittsburgh Attractions

Attractions List | Attractions List with Full Description

Here is a partial list of great things to do when visiting Pittsburgh. Click each to learn more about each attraction:

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Fat Head's South Side Saloon  
CATEGORY: Restaurant | LOCATION: Southside

American fare - hamburgers, beer & more.

Visit Fat Head's South Side Saloon Website

Fort Pitt Museum  
CATEGORY: Museum | LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh

Located in a recreated bastion in Point State Park, this museum chronicles Pittsburgh's history from early French explorations to the industrial age.

Visit Fort Pitt Museum Website

Gateway Clipper River Cruises  
CATEGORY: Sightseeing/Tours | LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is known for its three rivers, and no one shows them off better than the Gateway Clipper fleet! This fleet of five riverboats, with their slowly revolving paddle wheels and towering smokestacks, hearkens back to the by-gone steamship era of Mark Twain. These boats are not just quaint though – led by the 277 foot, 1000 passenger "Majestic," the Gateway Clipper boats offer many modern amenities and fine dining as they ply their way up and down Pittsburgh's rivers.

Visit Gateway Clipper River Cruises Website

CATEGORY: Restaurant | LOCATION: Shadyside

Last year, this family-owned neighborhood favorite celebrated a decade in Shadyside. The menu changes four times a year and puts a lighter spin on Italian classics while also offering hearty, traditional dishes from the family's recipe box.

Visit Girasole Website

Heinz History Center  
CATEGORY: Museum | LOCATION: The Strip District

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the History Center is the largest history museum in Pennsylvania and includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. The museum presents compelling stories from American History and offers a Western PA connection.

Visit Heinz History Center Website

Just Ducky Tours  
CATEGORY: Sightseeing/Tours | LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh

Take a tour of Pittsburgh on the land AND the water! Tours leave approximately every 90 minutes from Station Square downtown. Tours last 1 hour.

Visit Just Ducky Tours Website

Kennywood Park  
CATEGORY: Amusement Park | LOCATION: Homestead

Founded in 1898, Kennywood is one of the oldest and most beloved amusement parks in the country. From the early days of the carousel, through the development of the first roller coasters, to the technological advancements in today's steel looping coasters, Kennywood has always been the park that puts a smile on everyone's face. Designated a National Historic Landmark since 1987, you'll find "Lost Kennywood," a replica of turn-of-the-century architecture that houses some of the park's most popular rides, as well as attractions that go from mild to wild throughout the park.

Visit Kennywood Park Website

Max's Allegheny Tavern  
CATEGORY: Restaurant | LOCATION: Northside/North Shore

German fare and a neighborhood tavern.

Visit Max's Allegheny Tavern Website

Modern Cafe  
CATEGORY: Bar/Tavern | LOCATION: Northside/North Shore

The Modern has been serving shots and beer on Pittsburgh's North Shore since 1933! Great beer selection and a favorite with locals on Pittsburgh's North Side.

Visit Modern Cafe Website

Monongahela Incline  
CATEGORY: Landmark/Historical | LOCATION: Mt. Washington

This tram, which opened in 1870, still carries passengers up and down from Mt. Washington to downtown. Taking it to the top offers some of the best views of Pittsburgh in the city.

Visit Monongahela Incline Website


614 Pressley Street
Pittsburgh PA 15212-5616

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