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Things to do in Pittsburgh

Updated on June 10, 2009

Pittsburgh attractions

Some of the things to do in Pittsburgh include attractions like gateway clipper fleet, phipps conservatory and botanical gardens, Pittsburgh zoo and aquarium and carniege museum of natural history. Pittsburgh is located in southwestern Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh is home to museums, arts, sports, shops, festivals, events, parks and tours and has plenty to offer to its visitors year around.

Top Things to do in Pittsburgh

Gateway clipper fleet in Pittsburgh
Gateway clipper fleet in Pittsburgh

1. Gateway clipper fleet: Gateway clipper fleet has five river boats and offers fun entertaining cruises, educational cruises, and romantic cruises with entertainment. They provide the iron City shuttle to hientz field for steelers games. Gateway clipper feet is located in station square in downtown Pittsburgh and also one of the main attraction in Pittsburgh.

2. Phipps conservatory and botanical gardens: Phipps conservatory has 19 indoor and outdoor gardens and located in schenley park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The garden has thousands of exotic plants and flowers. The conservatory is surrounded by lush gardens, shimmering pools and fountains. It is home to flower shows, and fun activities for kids and families.

3. Pittsburgh zoo and aquarium: Pittsburgh zoo is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's highland park. Pittsburgh zoo has thousands of animals and a indoor aquarium. The zoo has polar bears, sea otters, elephants, tigers, penguins and various big cats. Pittsburgh zoo and aquarium is one of the six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the country. The zoo is another main attraction in pittsburgh.

4. Carniege museum of natural history: Carnegie museum of natural history has one of the finest dinosaur collections in the world. Other exhibits include the hillman hall of minerals and gems, fountain hall of American Indians and polar world.

5. Pittsburgh children's museum: Pittsburgh children's museum is a great place for kids and is a fun thing to do in Pittsburgh. Here kids can play with the exhibits. They have numerous arts, crafts and lots of space for birthday parties.

6. Just ducky tour: Ducky tour is a good choice to see pittsburgh and its three rivers.

7. Waterfront: Waterfront is home to 70 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Gateway clipper fleet, pittsburgh


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    • Lyria profile image

      Lyria 7 years ago

      Great hub! I love Phipps. Fantastic place to go during the holidays too.

    • kiran8 profile image

      kiran8 8 years ago from Mangalore, India

      Thanks a lot for this hub, my son passed out of Carnegie melon university last year ,and he wouldn't stop raving raving about Pittsburgh while he was there :)