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Intersected by the Ohio and Allegheny rivers, Pittsburgh is one of the classic and iconic American cities in the eastern United States.

With a rich history pre-dating the 1800s, Pittsburgh is a vibrant city with an array of attractive and unique sites.

As a sports fan, you’ll surely find some fun on your trek through the Pittsburgh area. During the fall, join the thousands of cheering fans at Heinz Field, home of NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers sports a rabid fan base, with supporters traveling in on game day from as far north as Grove City. Looking for the high intensity action of the NHL? Look no further than the Consol Energy Center, home of NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins. Summer visitors are welcome at PNC Park for baseball games with MLB's Pittsburgh Pirates.

Sports certainly give locals a sense of pride, but there’s a wealth of history around the Pittsburgh area, creating a palpable vibe that transcends time. Visit the Fort Pitt Museum at Point State Park, explore the historic campus at the University of Pittsburgh, or discover the diversity of Phipps Conservatory.

If the family seeks more modern perspectives, check out the Andy Warhol Museum, the Mattress Factory, Toonseum, and much more.

Enjoy the warmth of summer in Pittsburgh while you explore some of the outdoor attractions. Panther Hollow Lake is great for a morning of fishing. Other guests enjoy touring the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium. If you’re visiting during the winter, head to the Boyce Park Ski Area.

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Make your way to Heinz Field during the fall and check out all the hard hits and excitement as the Pittsburgh Steelers plow through the rest of the NFL. As one of the most successful and popular franchises in the league, the Steelers feature a rabid fan base, of which many of the fans travel in from nearby cities like Bentleyville, and Grove City.

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Outdoor Pittsburgh

On your visit through Pittsburgh, you’ll find a wide world of fun, exciting, and truly unique outdoor attractions fit for every member of the family. While it’s known as an industrious city – dubbed the Steel City for a reason – Pittsburgh does, in fact, offer some great lakes, hiking and biking trails, and plenty of foliage to admire.

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Historic Pittsburgh

Head to the Fort Pitt Museum & Block House, where you and the kids will discover a little about the role western Pennsylvania played during some of the most historic and iconic U.S. moments – from the French & Indian War, to the American Revolution. Opened in 1969, Fort Pitt offers museum tours, where children 3 and under gain free admittance. Popular among history buffs and locals alike, many visitors travel from as far north as Saint Marys, and Dubois.

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