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Best Things To Do on Pittsburgh's North Shore

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Best Things To Do on Pittsburgh's North Shore

Feb 5, 2018

The North Shore in Pittsburgh offers many unique and exciting options for family fun, museums, sightseeing, concerts and sporting events. The North Shore is located just across the Allegheny River, north of downtown, and is easily accessible by walking, driving, using the T subway line or even by boat! The North Shore serves as a hub of cultural activity that appeals to every interest and age group.

Best Activities & Attractions on Pittsburgh's North Shore

The Carnegie Science Center features features hundreds of hands-on exhibits the whole family can enjoy! Visitors can run, climb, and bounce in Highmark SportsWorks®, climb aboard a Cold War- era submarine, or explore amazing anatomy in BodyWorks. Visit the Miniature Railroad & Village®, one of the best model railroads in the country or meet some native Pennsylvania species in H20h! Live science demonstration and planetarium shows are also included with general admission.

Visitors have a chance to truly experience art at The Andy Warhol Museum. Whether they come to see the museum’s permanent collection, a performance, a visiting artist’s work, a party, or just for lunch, everyone will find something to talk about, chuckle over, delight in, or ponder. The Andy Warhol Museum tells Warhol’s story and explores his legacy through the largest collection of Warhol art and archives in the world.

The North Shore is also home to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. At this award winning family-friendly destination you can you can ink your own silkscreen, climb aboard Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood trolley, build and tinker with old and new technologies, exciting projects and cutting-edge media.

Pittsburgh’s National Aviary is home to over 500 birds of more than 150 species and offers several interactive programs that include their residents. Visit the birds in Canary’s Call, the Cloud Forest, Condor Court, and Tropical Rainforest, or pet a penguin at the intimate Penguin Encounter in Penguin Point!

The New Hazlett Theater is a world class entertainment venue featuring neighborhood arts and cultural events. The Mattress Factory is a contemporary museum with room sized works called “installations” created on site by artists from around the world.

You may find an exciting event at The Stage AE Pavilion, which is an outdoor amphitheater, with a capacity of approximately 5,500 that hosts national and regional recording acts and special events.

The exciting Rivers Casino also calls North Shore home and offers a vast array of dining and entertainment options, in addition to gaming.

In addition to all of these exciting venues and attractions, the North Shore is also home to two of Pittsburgh’s very successful professional sports franchises. PNC Park, home to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Heinz Field. home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, are both located on the North Shore and very convenient to all parts of town. Both sports venues are also easily accessible via the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s “T” train service and during the warmer months, offer a great opportunity to enjoy memorable walk through beautiful Pittsburgh!

Best Restaurants on Pittsburgh's North Shore:

Of course, there are also a vast array of dining and entertainment options to go along with any activity you choose to undertake on the Steel City's North Shore. Some of our favorite places to go in the area include Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, as well as Steel Cactus Mexican Restaurant and Local Brewhouse.

We hope your main takeaway from this writeup is that, whether you are planning a family outing, lookign for an educational adventure or just plain want to have some fun in Pittsburgh, the North Shore needs to be on your list!

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