Attractions
in Pittsburgh, PA (showing 1 - 12 out of 21)

The city is full of hidden gems and treasures. If you’re tired of always hitting the same spots, take a look at all the options below. We showcase businesses near you where you could spend countless hours of endless fun with your entire family.

Say goodbye to the boring weekends and routine birthday parties. Think outside the box and dare to try something new. Take a look at what your city has to offer – all within driving distance of your location. You might be surprised!

Carnegie Museum of Art

4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213   Directions

(412) 622-3131

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Art aficionados will want to stop by the Carnegie Museum of Art. This museum displays art dating from prehistoric times to the present from all over the world, although it mainly focuses on contemporary American and European works. See the masterpieces of famous artists from the past as well as modern artwork done in new media, like films.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

4400 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213   Directions

(412) 622-3131

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Dinosaur lovers will not want to miss Carnegie Museum of Natural History, home to one of the finest Jurassic period collections in the world. Shiver under the skeleton of a massive T-Rex, travel to the world of the Ancient Egyptians pharaohs, listen to the pounding of distant drums in the Hall of American Indians and more. You’ll have so much fun with the attractions, you won’t even realize you’re learning at the same time!

Carnegie Science Center

1 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212   Directions

(412) 237-3400

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Unlock the great mysteries of our world and the galaxy at the Carnegie Science Center. See some of the changing technology, from the WWII submarine to the largest robotics display in the world. Interact with the exhibitions and attractions as you see the world in different ways. Feel like a giant as you tour the Miniature Railroad & Village and like a speck as you take in the world's most technologically sophisticated planetarium.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

10 Children's Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212   Directions

(412) 322-5058

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Young ones can let their imaginations soar at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Specially designed play areas and galleries provide entertaining, educational fun for kids. Toddlers have their own special area designed to suit their developmental needs. Older children will have a blast exploring the interactive attractions spread throughout the museum.

Duquesne Incline

1197 W Carson St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219   Directions

(412) 381-1665

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Have your breath taken away as you travel up the Duquesne Incline. Once the main mode of transportation for Pittsburghers to get up the incredibly steep hills, nowadays the historic funicular takes guests up to the top of Mt. Washington for the best view of downtown. Children will get a kick out of the authentic car, the old photographs and artifacts in the upper station, and the ride up and down the mountain.

Fort Pitt Museum

601 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222   Directions

(412) 565-2850

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Visit the site of the historic Fort Pitt Museum in downtown Pittsburgh. Strategically built at the forks of the Ohio River in 1759 and added onto in 1764, the current two-story museum first opened to the public in 1969. Learn about the role the Steel City played in shaping the United States through interactive exhibitions and attractions, and recently added artifacts.

Frick Art & Historical Center

7227 Reynolds St
Pittsburgh, PA 15208   Directions

(412) 371-0600

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Step back in time as you explore the exhibits and attractions at the Frick Art & Historical Center. Be transported into the Gilded Age through the collection of art and artifacts of the Frick family. The museum and its surrounding building transformed into a complex dedicated to the art, culture and refinement of the time under the guidance of Helen Clay Frick.

Gateway Clipper Fleet

350 W Station Square Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15219   Directions

(412) 355-7980

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Take a ride down the Monongahela River at Historic Station Square with the Gateway Clipper Fleet. Symbolic of Pittsburgh’s river renaissance, this three-riverboat fleet recalls the time when Pittsburgh was known as the Gateway to the West. Choose from a variety of cruises from sightseeing day trips to formal dinner cruises.

Idlewild and Soak Zone

US Highway 30
Ligonier, PA 15658   Directions

(724) 238-3666

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Get wild at Idlewild Park and Soak Zone, one of the oldest amusement parks in the country. Take a ride on a "Classic Coaster," travel to the top of the Ferris wheel or test your nerves on the Tilt-A-Whirl. Once you have sampled the traditional amusement park rides, head over to the Soak Zone to cool down with some water recreation during the summer months.

Kennywood

4800 Kennywood Blvd
West Mifflin, PA 15122   Directions

(412) 461-0500

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Head to the suburbs for a visit to Kennywood. One of the oldest and most beloved amusement parks in America, Kennywood has charmed and thrilled the young and the young-at-heart for over 110 years with fun rides and attractions. Take a ride on one of the historic roller coasters, let the children rule at Kiddieland, splash through the water rides, and much more!

National Aviary

700 Arch St
Pittsburgh, PA 15212   Directions

(412) 323-7235

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People of all ages will marvel at nature’s wonders while visiting the National Aviary. One of the nation’s only free standing aviaries, this huge aviary contains some of the most incredible birds you will ever see, from hummingbirds the size of your thumb to Condors with a gigantic 10-foot wingspan to the flightless African penguins and more.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1 Schenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213   Directions

(412) 622-6914

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Bring the entire family out to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and immerse yourself in a wonderful world of botanical attractions. Stroll through an authentic Japanese Garden, an amazing Aquatic Garden and the Discovery Garden, designed with kids in mind. Or, head inside the conservatory for exotic plants from around the world.

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