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A June 2007 trip to Pittsburgh by zabelle

The Duquesne Incline Photo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: Who knew what a historically fascinating city Pittsburgh is? Not me but with the help of Guide KJLouden I was destined to find out.

Embassy Suites Pittsburgh - International Airport

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Embassy Suites Pittsburgh - International Airport Photo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Located near the Pittsburgh Airport this airport offers a nice rural atmosphere yet within easy driving distance of downtown. Since it is an all suite hotel it was perfect for us to share. Karen had points so not only was it well located, it was free, and it doesn’t get better than that.The hotel has a unique country atmosphere. It is large and white and has Adirondack chairs, rocking chairs and even a swing on the large front porch. The lobby can only be described as elegant and airy. The first thing you notice is a table sporting a beautiful floral arrangement. Three is another area in the lobby that is set up with comfortable leather sofas and chairs. The rooms surround a large cent...Read More

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Embassy Suites Pittsburgh - International Airport
550 CHERRINGTON PKWY
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15108
412 269 9070

Primanti Brothers

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Restaurant

Primanti Brothers Photo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Karen asked us if we had ever had an Italian Sandwich. Now in Connecticut we don’t have anything we call an Italian Sandwich. What we do have is what we call a grinder, which which most parts of the country refer to as a hoagie. I assumed erroneously that an Italian Sandwich was the Pittsburg equivalent of a grinder. Our grinders are mighty tame compared to what we were about to sample at Primanti Brothers.I need to warn you before you enter that smoking is allowed in the restaurant and as a non smoker I was quite overwhelmed by the smell of it. We found a corner table where there was a little less exposure but it was still pretty heavy. We walked up to the counter to read the sign to have...Read More

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Primanti Brothers
2 South Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 261-1599

Senator John Heinz History Museum

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Senator John Heinz History Museum Photo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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When it comes to amazing Museums I have to tell you that this one just may end up on top of the heap. The roots for today’s museum can be found in the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania and date back before 1880. After several different homes they moved into the At 200,000 square feet it is the largest history museum in Pa. In 1996 they moved into the Chautauqua Lake Ice Building and in 2003 began construction on a new five story wing that would bring in the Smithsonian Museum’s traveling exhibits and the Western Pa Sports Museum as well as lots of gallery space.There isn’t any free parking in the area that we could find. There are several large pay lots and I think it only cost u...Read More

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Senator John Heinz History Museum
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 454-6000

The Duquesne Incline

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Attraction | "Duquesne Incline"

The Duquesne Incline Photo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh is located at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. On the south bank above the Monongahela is Mount Washington. For the best views in the area you need to go to the top of the mountain. This certainly can be done with your car, we know this for a fact since we accidentally did it, but that is another story.For a much more interesting trip to the top try using the Duquesne Incline. There is a parking lot where you can park for fee right across the street from the lower station. You then climb up some stairs and walk across a bridge which takes you over the top of the four lane road. It is a unique perspective. There is a charge to take the inclin...Read More

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The Duquesne Incline
1220 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15211
(412) 381-1665

Fort Pitt Museum

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Fort Pitt Museum Photo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Visiting Fort Pitt in 2007 was a challenge. The exterior areas are under major construction. You will need to walk totally around the building to get to the door. There is chaos everywhere and it is not clearly marked. We had to ask several people how to get in. Finally we found it and it was certainly worth looking for. By the way, from the Duquesne Incline you get a very good look at the Point where Fort Pitt (built atop what was the French Fort Duquesne) is located. We had coupons for free entry and since we arrived so late in the day it was a good thing. We only had less than an hour. We began by visiting the cabin of a typical hunter in this area. We learned a lot about what life w...Read More

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Fort Pitt Museum
Point State Park
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15233
(412) 281-9284