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5 Top Places to see in Pittsburgh

Updated on December 29, 2017
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Pittsburgh - A Great Place to Visit

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is a great place to visit with a lot of things to see and do. Located in southwestern Pennsylvania near Ohio and West Virginia, Pittsburgh is home to world class museums, theaters, and a great diversity festivals that allow for a great visit almost any time of the year. Pittsburgh is the home of the "the Stillers" or Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (there is no professional basketball team in Pittsburgh). Pittsburgh is home to numerous colleges, world class hospitals, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, and fortune 500 companies.

Asian Elephant
Asian Elephant

Pittsburgh Zoo

So, you are visiting or live near Pittsburgh and are looking for a fun place to visit. The Pittsburgh Zoo is a great place to visit with thousands of animals including many threatened and endangered species. Plan a day at the zoo to see your favorite animals from the bears, lions, elephants, to one of my favorite the naked mole rat. The Pittsburgh zoo houses its animal residents in enclosures closely resembling their natural habitats. The zoo not only allows you to see animals in close to natural habitats but also strives to educate the community and visitors about conservation and how to maintain their natural habitats through educational programs geared towards children, teens and adults.

On your visit to the Pittsburgh zoo you can visit the African Savannah, Asian Forest, Tropical Forest, the Waters Edge, and the PPG Aquarium. You can also visit the Kid's Kingdom where you and your children can enjoy getting close to the animals in the petting zoo. There is so much to see at the Pittsburgh zoo and you can see it in a day or a great value is to purchase a membership and visit it throughout the year. The zoo is open everyday except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

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Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh campus.
Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh campus. | Source

Cathedral of Learning

The Cathedral of Learning is a Pittsburgh landmark located on the University of Pittsburgh main campus in Oakland. Its unique architecture makes it standout among all others. The building is 42 stories and 535 feet tall. It houses the Nationality rooms that are located on the first and third floor of the building. Each room is decorated in the style and culture of the country that it is dedicated to.

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A Great Day in Pittsburgh Includes

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Phipps Conservatory

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You Know You are a Pittsburgher if you think your neighbor is "Nebby" and you use a "gum band"

Pittsburgh Dad - too true and too funny

If you haven't seen Pittsburgh Dad you should really check this out. I don't know anyone who has seen this and hasn't said "how true" it is. This guy is hilarious and he takes all the funny little things we do and exposes it for the world to laugh at.

Do you have any questions? Did I miss something important? Have you visited Pittsburgh before? If so what were your favorite spots, museums, or restaurants. I would love to hear.

Visiting Pittsburgh? Already Live Here? - Let us know your favorite spots.

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