Attractions

Top Choice Funicular in Pittsburgh

Monongahela & Duquesne Inclines

These two funiculars, built in the late 19th century, are Pittsburgh icons, zipping up the steep slope of Mt Washington every five to 10 minutes. They provide commuters a quick connection and they give visitors grea…
Top Choice Museum in Pittsburgh

Andy Warhol Museum

This six-story museum celebrates Pittsburgh's coolest native son, who moved to NYC, got a nose job and made himself famous with pop art. The exhibits start with Warhol's earliest drawings and commercial illustration…
Top Choice Arts Center in Pittsburgh

Mattress Factory

Since 1977, this art space has hosted the absolute avant-garde. It now occupies several neighborhood buildings, and always has something surprising on. Note the good café here too, as there's a shortage of food in t…
Museum in Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums

Founded in 1895, these neighboring institutions are both tremendous troves of knowledge. The Carnegie Museum of Art has European treasures and an excellent architectural collection, while the Carnegie Museum of Natu…
Museum in Pittsburgh

Frick Art & Historical Center

Henry Clay Frick, of Manhattan's Frick Museum fame, built his steel fortune in Pittsburgh. This Frick shows a small art collection (beautiful medieval icons), plus his cars. For more art and general splendor, join a…
Museum in Pittsburgh

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 contains the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, focusing on Pittsb…
Zoo in Pittsburgh

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 of birds up close and very personal, in big open habitats.
Museum in Pittsburgh

Center for PostNatural History

'Postnatural history,' according to the artist founder of this quirky museum, is the field of plants and animals manipulated by humankind. Learn all about spider-silk-making goats, selective breeding and more.
Tower in Pittsburgh

Cathedral of Learning

Soaring 42 stories, this Gothic tower at the center of University of Pittsburgh is a city landmark. Visit to see the delightful Nationality Rooms, themed classrooms ranging from Russian to Syrian to African.
Museum in Pittsburgh

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 park, is lovely on a summer day.