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Duquesne Incline vs. Monongahela Incline in Pittsburgh

Duquesne Incline vs. Monongahela Incline in Pittsburgh

Updated Jan 10, 2019

Pittsburgh was once home to dozens of inclines, but today the Monongahela Incline and Duquesne Incline are the only ones that are in operation, still carrying passengers from Mt. Washington to the Monongahela River and downtown Pittsburgh below. Once a practical – even necessary – means of public transportation that was greatly relied upon by people who needed to quickly and easily reach the city below, today the Pittsburgh inclines are a popular sightseeing adventure and also offer easy access to great restaurants. Before you visit, here’s a bit of detailed history about each of these “must-see” local treasures.

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Left to Right: Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater; the Monongahela Incline in downtown Pittsburgh.

Sightseeing Adventures: What to Do in Pittsburgh

Updated Jan 9, 2019

Pittsburgh is a city of walkable neighborhoods with a stunning skyline and a lively downtown. Situated in southwestern Pennsylvania, it is the largest urban area in Appalachia and the Ohio River Valley. Nicknamed the “City of Bridges,” this historic industrial town is experiencing an urban renewal and offers a variety of attractions, so this feature highlights a few of the most interesting and convenient tours available.

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Crossroads 1945-Now Exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Art

Updated Jan 5, 2019

The Crossroads exhibit currently on display at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art celebrates over 130 artworks created between 1945 and today. These unique works of art are separated into 8 categories each with their own separate point of entry in the museum. Each distinct grouping of artworks celebrates its own theme and personality and each stands on its own. However, they all come together to focus on artistic decision making as an urgent and vital form of thinking in the world.

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Dinosaurs In Their Time at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Updated Jan 5, 2019

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibit is one of the museum’s core attractions. This unique exhibit is home to dozens of original fossils from throughout the Mesozoic Era (The Age of Dinosaurs) and the fossil skeletons are displayed in scientifically accurate recreations of their natural habitats.

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Reptiles Live! at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Updated Jan 5, 2019

At the new Reptiles Live! Exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History you can stand eye-to-eye with live reptiles from around the world, admire colorful lizards, turtles, snakes, and crocodilians in nineteen living dioramas.

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Andy Warhol Museum LGBTQ+ Youth Prom. Photo by Sean Carroll

Andy Warhol Museum: Upcoming Public Programs Thru Early September 2018

Posted Apr 12, 2018

Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the place of Andy Warhol’s birth, The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials and is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world. Here's a quick look at everything you can look forward to at this iconic institution between now and September 2018!

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Offer Exciting Visitor Experience

Updated Feb 12, 2018

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are comprised of a fascinating history that dates back to 1895, when Andrew Carnegie created his first museums to be places of exploration that are constantly changing and evolving.

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Best Things To Do on Pittsburgh's North Shore

Best Things To Do on Pittsburgh's North Shore

Posted 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.

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Get to Know the Burgh

Get to Know the Burgh

Updated Feb 24, 2017

The thriving city of Pittsburgh has come a long way from its days of being known for steel mills, and today has made a new mark as a hub for healthcare innovation, robotics and high-tech corporations like Google, Apple, Uber and Intel. Since 90% of the steel factories closed their doors in the 1980’s, the City has developed a whole new economic plan that involves channeling money into the arts and other cultural initiatives, as well as efforts to make the city green. Today, the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers sparkle in the sun and the ‘Burgh is officially the fifth greenest city in America and has been named one of the best places in the world to visit! Here is a brief rundown of five essential areas in Pittsburgh that should make an appearance on any trip itinerary!

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Pittsburgh Museums Offer Fun for All Ages

Pittsburgh Museums Offer Fun for All Ages

Updated Feb 24, 2017

Looking for a way to get out of the cold and wet winter weather? Explore one of Pittsburgh's many world-class museums and discover fantastic works of art, science, technology and much more!

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