Attractions in Pittsburgh

Situated just south of Downtown Pittsburgh, Station Square is only minutes away from some of the best attractions that Pennsylvania's second largest city has to offer. Riding historic inclines while enjoying panoramic views is one of the most popular tourist activities in Pittsburgh. The Monongahela Incline is located directly across Station Square on the south side of Carson Street. Visitors can enjoy an exciting ride between the Lower Station and Upper Station of the historic 19th century incline track. Located within walking distance from Station Square along west Carson Street, the Duquesne Incline is the second functional historic incline in Pittsburgh. This incline offers a similar ride with panoramic views of the Downtown Pittsburgh skyline.

Looking across the Ohio River from Station Square, visitors will notice Pittsburgh's largest sports venues. Heinz Field, the largest venue in the city, is the home turf of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL while the nearby PNC Park is the home ballpark of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the MLB. You can also catch some great professional ice hockey action at downtown's Consol Energy Arena, the home arena of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.

Anyone who is interested in visiting exciting trade shows and other business related events can explore the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. The state of the art 1.5 million square foot center is booked with weekly events all year long.

The transition from shopping and eating at the Station Square to exploring history is made easy thanks to Fort Pitt Museum. This Downtown waterfront park is clearly visible from Station Square, and the historic site invites tourists to explore Pittsburgh's rich history through interesting exhibitions spread out on two levels. Additionally, the affiliated Heinz History Center offers more history exhibitions that are presented in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Art lovers will want to pay tribute to one of Pittsburgh and America's greatest figures in the pop art movement. Situated near PNC Park, the Andy Warhol Museum allows visitors to explore the artist's works and life through exhibitions that are spread out on seven levels. Pittsburgh's other best art collections are displayed at the Carnegie Museum of Art, which specializes in European and American art since the 17th century. The museum also has an impressive installation of various European style architectural plaster casts. Located on the same site as the Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History offers fascinating exhibitions about the natural world, especially at the Dinosaur hall.