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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Nine on Nine  
CATEGORY: Restaurant | LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh

This upscale Cultural District restaurant offers a sleek, glass-fronted dining room; a modern American menu; and an appealing selection of wines and cocktails.

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Phipps Conservatory  
CATEGORY: Nature/Wildlife | LOCATION: Oakland

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a great steel and glass Victorian greenhouse, has been inviting visitors to explore the beauty and mysteries of plants since 1893. Set amidst one of Pittsburgh's largest greenspaces, Schenley Park, Phipps Conservatory stands as a cultural and architectural centerpiece of the city's Oakland neighborhood.

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre  
CATEGORY: Cultural | LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh

Founded in 1970, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is one of the country's largest companies. Performances staged at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh Children's Museum  
CATEGORY: Restaurant | LOCATION: Northside/North Shore

The Pittsburgh Children's Museum. 

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Pittsburgh Children's Museum  
CATEGORY: Museum | LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Children's Museum is a veritable garden of delight for the young and the young at heart.  Set in the historic Old Allegheny Post Office and the former Buhl Planetarium, this sprawling musuem offers kids a wide spectrum of activities and learning experiences.  From the massive and airy arts and crafts room to the water room where you make and sail your own boat (and put on waterproof jackets!), the Children's Musuem provides hours of fun and fascination.  Look for the inventive programming and special events at the Children's Museum too!

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Pittsburgh CLO  
CATEGORY: Cultural | LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh

Vibrant productions, innovative educational programs and bold new works define Pittsburgh CLO as a leader in the musical theater industry.

Pittsburgh CLO's critically acclaimed productions have welcomed some of Broadway's brightest stars and launched the careers of numerous talented performers. It counts among its many alumni Kathleen Marsall, Rob Marshall, Rob Ashford and Patrick Wilson, as well as Sutton Foster and Stephen Flaherty. The organization has also received international recognition for establishing the prestigious Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theater. The distinguished recipients of this award include Julie Andrews, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bernadette Peters and Shirley Jones.

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Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre  
CATEGORY: Cultural | LOCATION: Oakland

Founded in 1996 by Andrew S. Paul and Stephanie Riso, (PICT) has, in ten short years emerged as a significant contributor to the cultural fabric of Pittsburgh with almost 2000 loyal season subscribers, and annual attendance of over 23,000. A constituent member of theatre communications Group (TCG), PICT has garnered a yearly position on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's list of the city's Top 50 Cultural Forces. The organization's productions are consistently ranked among the year's best by the critics of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review andPittsburgh City Paper. PICT was named Theatre of the Year-in both 2004 and 2006 by the critics of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Pittsburgh Opera  
CATEGORY: Cultural | LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh

Begun in 1939 as the Pittsburgh Opera Society, Pittsburgh Opera is the eighth oldest company in the United States and draws on a rich legacy of music-making. Among the many luminaries who have sung at Pittsburgh Opera are Luciano Pavarotti, Beverly Sills, Joan Sutherland, Sherrill Milnes, and Stephanie Blythe.

Performances are staged at The Benedum Center, downtown.

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Pittsburgh Public Theater  
CATEGORY: Cultural | LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Public Theater - a contemporary theater in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. With our unique three-quarter thrust stage — the audience surrounds the actors on three sides — The Public offers intimate, engaging, professional theater. Every season the PPT produces a series of diverse theatrical productions that may encompass classics of the American theater, masterworks from the international repertoire, world premieres, contemporary plays and musicals of exceptional merit.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  
CATEGORY: Cultural | LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh boasts one of the world's best symphony orchestras performing year-round at historic Heinz Hall in downtown Pittsburgh.

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