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Undulating with hills, this city features over 700 sets of stairs, so workout buffs are sure to come away from this former steel town with buns of steel as well. But if you’re looking for a more relaxed pace for your escape, then stroll slowly through historic riverside neighborhoods, take a ride up the Duquesne or Monogahela Inclines, or gaze at Campbell’s soup cans at the popular Warhol Museum.

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Undulating with hills, this city features over 700 sets of stairs, so workout buffs are sure to come away from this former steel town with buns of steel as well. But if you’re looking for a more relaxed pace for your escape, then stroll slowly through historic riverside neighborhoods, take a ride up the Duquesne or Monogahela Inclines, or gaze at Campbell’s soup cans at the popular Warhol Museum.

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Stories and Tips Pittsburgh

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The Great Pittsburgh Pierogie Race

Written by wsmith727 on 19 Jan, 2011

The Great Pittsburgh Pierogie races occurs during Pirates game in the middle of the 5th inning. Sadly, it tends to be the highlight of the game.The contestants are Jalapeno Hannah, Cheese Chester, Sauerkraut Sal, and Oliver Onion. I always root for Cheese Chester. I've heard…Read More


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BODIES - The Exhibition

Written by MilwVon on 12 Feb, 2008

BODIES – The ExhibitionCarnegie Science CenterPittsburgh, PABODY WORLDS is the world renowned exhibit created by Gunter von Hagen that has traveled the world bringing the human body in its most basic form to illustrate how it functions. Using a technology called “plastination” human bodies…Read More


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The Cultural Connection

Written by kjlouden on 27 Jun, 2005

I have mentioned before that Pittsburgh has many close ties to Central and Eastern Europe. Thanks to guide Owen Lipsett, a knowledgeable source on the history and peoples of those regions, I have learned that at one time, Pittsburgh had the largest Slovak population…Read More


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The Pittsburgh Falcons--Not a Ball Team!

Written by kjlouden on 21 Jun, 2005

As powerful wings move the air above us, our guide looks up and guesses that a turkey vulture has invaded our space. Then she recognizes it as a peregrine falcon and remembers that these raptors are always in Pittsburgh’s news. Everyone knows that they roost atop…Read More


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“Walk this Way!” Downtown

Written by kjlouden on 26 Mar, 2005

I designed our walk of downtown to start at the Omni William Penn Hotel, where we were staying, but the necessity of pulling out of the parking lot there (and finding a less crowded one) got us off course. Nevertheless, these directions should work…Read More


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Take a Walk on the Wild Side!

Written by kjlouden on 17 Feb, 2005

You remember the song: "Hey, Babe! Take a walk on the wild side!" I couldn’t help thinking of it as we roamed the Mexican War Streets on the north side of the city. Isn’t this what every tourist is looking for—something different, colorful, wild?…Read More


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Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie International Exhibition

Written by kjlouden on 12 Feb, 2005

It is said that Andrew Carnegie "robbed Egypt." Indeed, the Egyptian collection is well-known and wonderful, but so is the art collection. Carnegie International, the exhibition series established by Andrew Carnegie in 1896, is a prestigious annual display of international art that has…Read More


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The National Aviary on the Northside of Pittsburgh

Written by kjlouden on 11 Feb, 2005

I have never enjoyed "Breakfast with the Birds," a regular event at the National Aviary, but a few of them have "let go" after breakfast on my head! I must learn to get there earlier--or later--and not to wear good clothes without a coverup…Read More


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John Heinz Regional History Center: Smithsonian’s Home in Pittsburgh

Written by kjlouden on 11 Feb, 2005

In a restored warehouse building in the Strip District, John Heinz Regional History Center is not only a storehouse of Americana, but also a grouping of important exhibits on settling the frontier, the Whiskey Rebellion, the Underground Railroad, many American industries, sports, and even George…Read More


PNC From the Best to Worst Seat

Written by crashbowman on 30 Aug, 2006

When I arrived at PNC I was excited and I had high expectations from some of the things I had heard about the stadium, but at the same time I had been disappointed by stadiums so many times that I was prepared for a let…Read More


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