Must-see attractions in Western Pennsylvania

  • Mattress Factory


    Since 1977, this art space has hosted the avant-garde. It now occupies several buildings in the Mexican War Streets neighborhood, and always has something…

  • Duquesne Incline


    This nifty funicular and its Monongahela Incline twin down the road, both built in the late 19th century, are Pittsburgh icons, zipping up the steep slope…

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    Andy Warhol Museum


    This six-story museum celebrates Pittsburgh's coolest native son, Andy Warhol, who moved to NYC, got a nose job and made himself famous with pop art. One…

  • Mill Run, PA, United States - April 18, 2014: One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous works, Fallingwater was designed in 1935 and completed in 1937. Remarkable in that it seems to hover over a 30-foot waterfall, it is an example of Wright's organic design style. The house is well integrated with the environment, with gravity defying cantilevered balconies.


    Western Pennsylvania

    This Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece is simply one of the architectural wonders of the world. Completed in 1938 as a weekend retreat for the Kaufmanns,…

  • Cathedral of Learning


    Soaring 42 stories, this Gothic tower at the center of the University of Pittsburgh is a city landmark. It has a 4-storey common room at ground level and…

  • Chalk Hill, PA - 03/21/2015: Kentuck Knob. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. built 1954; Shutterstock ID 1179463627; full: Digital; gl: 65050; netsuite: poi; your: Barbara Di Castro

    Kentuck Knob

    Western Pennsylvania

    This home, designed in 1953 by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1956, is built into the side of a rolling hill with stunning panoramic views. It's…

  • Carnegie Museums


    Founded in 1895, these neighboring institutions are both tremendous troves of knowledge. The Carnegie Museum of Art has European treasures and an…

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 3/8/20 The Frick Fine Arts building on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh on a sunny winter day

    Frick Art & Historical Center


    Henry Clay Frick, of New York City's Frick Collection fame, built his steel fortune in Pittsburgh. This Frick shows a small art collection (including…

  • Fort Ligonier

    Western Pennsylvania

    Compared to the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the French and Indian War, often considered the 'first world war' and known as the Seven Years War in…

  • Phipps Conservatory


    An impressive steel-and-glass greenhouse with beautifully designed and curated gardens, at the northwest corner of Schenley Park.

  • Flight 93 National Memorial

    Western Pennsylvania

    Here you can pay your respects to the passengers and crew who struggled to retake control of their plane from hijackers on September 11, 2001, at the…

  • Randyland


    Hey, did you notice the giant yellow house with enormous floor-to-roof wall murals and a small army of garden statuary and a junkyard's worth of painted…

  • Children's Museum of Pittsburg

    Children's Museum of Pittsburgh


    Kill a day (or at least half a day) with the kids at this multistory fun house, which includes an attic space devoted to illusions, a waterplay area, a…

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 11/7/20 A group of women having a yoga class in Schenley Park with downtown Pittsburgh in the background on a hazy fall morning

    Schenley Park


    This 456-acre slice of landscaped loveliness, which anchors the handsome neighborhood of Oakland, is a green clump of forests, trails, rushing creeks and…

  • A pair of mating Macaws at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh PA

    National Aviary


    Often overlooked due to its proximity to the excellent Science Center and Children's Museum, this is nonetheless a fantastic opportunity to see all kinds…

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - July 8, 2017 - The Senator John Heinz History Center is an Interactive museum focused on topics in technology, natural history, physical science, and sports education. The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution.

    Heinz History Center


    Local history and lore is shared with verve and color – there's even an exhibit dedicated to children's TV host and native son Fred Rogers. It also…

  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA - May 5, 2015 : Historic Monongahela Incline from riverfront to Mt. Washington area of Pittsburgh.

    Monongahela Incline


    Twin to the Duquesne Incline and built in the late 19th century, this funicular offers a great perspective over the city.

  • Bushy Run Battlefield

    Western Pennsylvania

    Almost all Americans have heard about the Revolutionary War, and many have heard of the French and Indian War, but few would nod along if you mentioned…

  • Drake Well Museum

    Western Pennsylvania

    In August 1859, after numerous failed attempts, Edwin Drake revolutionized the oil industry when he invented a new method of drilling for oil without…

  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


    Pittsburgh does not lack for beautiful, muscular buildings and the main branch of the Central Library is no exception to this rule. The main branch of the…

  • Center for PostNatural History


    'Postnatural history,' according to the artist-founder of this quirky museum, is the field of plants and animals designed by humankind. Learn all about…

  • Cucumber Falls

    Western Pennsylvania

    Inside Ohiopyle State Park is Cucumber Falls, a small but still impressive waterfall that turns to a beautiful ice sculpture in winter. Nearby is a…

  • Tom Ridge Environmental Center

    Western Pennsylvania

    Near the shores of Lake Erie, the modern and comprehensive Tom Ridge Environmental Center pretty much covers everything you'd want to know about both that…

  • Bicycle Heaven


    The largest bicycle shop in the world also happens to contain a free bicycle museum, which contains a fascinating collection of some 4000 vintage bikes…

  • Carnegie Science Center


    With a lobby smelling of popcorn, this science museum is a cut above the average, with exhibits on everything from outer space to robots to candy. A…

  • Fort Pitt Museum


    This museum tells the story of the French and Indian War of the mid-18th century, which brought Pittsburgh into being. The surrounding waterfront, a state…

  • Fort Necessity

    Western Pennsylvania

    If you haven't yet gotten your fill of historic battlefields, Fort Necessity is another one to see. Among other things, here you can learn about the area…

  • Allegheny Landing


    They call Pittsburgh the 'city of rivers,' so it's only appropriate that it has a park from which to admire its internal waterways. Allegheny Landing was…

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