Unique Things to Do in Pittsburgh
Collected by Laura Genutis
Pittsburgh has lots of things to do for just about any tourist, but my favorites are its quirky attractions. Pittsburgh seems to be full of unique and interesting things to do that can't be found in other cities. Here are my favorites.
1197 W Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
Some things are touristy for good reason. The Duquesne Incline can be a great way to familiarize yourself with Pittsburgh and its environs when you first arrive, offering an amazing river and cityscape view. A good option any time of year. Not far...
500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The Mattress Factory, an installation art museum and education center, is the kind of place that sticks with you. You'll be thinking about the interactive, room-sized works of art for days to come. Kids (and young-at-heart adults) will love taking...
3525 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
If you find yourself in the Steel City, do pay your homage to some terrific beer and far-better-than-pub-grub food at this church turned brewery. The beer gets brewed right there at the altar and the original pews are used as dining seating....
Three Rivers Heritage Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The USS Requin was an active submarine during the Second World War, and now serves as a fascinating exhibit that's an extension of the Carnegie Science Center. "Space is limited" aboard ship, so not for the claustrophobic, but for anyone with an...
700 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
The National Aviary is an interactive, up close and personal experience. As you walk through, birds fly freely in exhibits replicating their natural habitats, ranging from tropical rainforests, to grasslands, to wetlands, and more. There's also a...
117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
There are few 20th century artists as immediately recognizable as Andy Warhol. The Andy Warhol Museum is a resource unlike any other to learn about and engage with his art and legacy, as well as to stoke the flames of your own creativity, with...
4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
In the 1930's the UPitt dean of students was enraged to discover that although a great college, many nearby residents had no clue where the University of Pittsburgh campus was. So as a monument to UPitt and to the ideal of knowledge, he built the...
821 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA
Philip is a friend of mine, but he's also somewhat of an institution in downtown Pittsburgh's cultural district. A master violinmaker trained in Europe, Philip creates and repairs stringed instruments for the world class Pittsburgh symphony...
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