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Visiting Pittsburgh

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

The Roberto Clemente Bridge

Written by crashbowman on 26 Aug, 2006

Okay let's think about this for a second or two. Top two or three players in the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Stumped Honus Wagner, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, well yes they are all up at the top. Oh, you said Barry…Read More


Nineteen Hours in Pittsburgh

Written by Suzanne715 on 22 Jun, 2005

We drove along winding country roads and through the lush green mountains to the entrance of the PA Turnpike for our 4-hour trek toward Pittsburgh. The turnpike is a scenic drive through a patchwork of farmland, abundant forests, and tunnels carved through the mountains. The…Read More


Pittsburgh and the Movies

Written by MURMANSK44 on 24 Mar, 2004

Since 1904, Pittsburgh has been the location for over 150 feature films, TV shows and industrial movies. So a trip to the Burgh can also include a tour of famous and not-so-famous movie sites. In the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, the glass towers…Read More


cheap tour

Written by MURMANSK44 on 02 Apr, 2004

"You can't get there from here," is a phrase often heard by visitors to Pittsburgh. With three major rivers dividing the city, 2000 bridges (many lined with orange construction cones) and streets that are actually steps, most locals are happy just knowing how to get…Read More


airport downtown and beyond

Written by MURMANSK44 on 22 Apr, 2004

The Pittsburgh International Airport is 50 miles and 75 miles, respectively, from the borders of Ohio and West Virginia. However, unless your travels take you to exotic and rural destinations, then those states will not be where you are headed. Rather, having arrived…Read More


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Punxsutawney Phil and the Challenge of Winter.

Written by enizete on 06 Jan, 2001

Punxsutawney Phil is truly known around the world as the world famous groundhog. A groundhog is an animal which burrows under the earth and in the case of Punxsutawney Phil, comes out of his hiding lookng for its shadow or not for a true reflection of…Read More


More Options for the Sports Fan in Pittsburgh

Written by crashbowman on 03 Sep, 2006

One thing to think about when visiting PNC is that there is many things that can be done in conjunction with the trip depending on the length of trip. Our trip was a baseball trip that did not allow for much time, but because of…Read More


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Home Run Derby

Written by Howdymike on 13 Aug, 2006

Held at the five year old PNC Park, the Home Run Derby along with the All-Star Game were held in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1994. Featuring the biggest hitters in baseballs, eight contestants try to hit as many home runs as they…Read More


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Thunderbirds

Written by Howdymike on 12 Aug, 2006

For the 2005 Wings Over Pittsburgh airshow, the Thunderbirds were the main attraction. Each year it is usually either the Thunderbirds or the Blue Angels, and this year it was the former. The Thunderbirds are the demonstration team for the US Air Force…Read More


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Night Bus- UV Bus

Written by OhlalaCharlene on 14 Jul, 2004

Recently the city began a night bus that does loops through all of the city's hot spots on Fridays and Saturdays. It runs till 3 am and costs $3 for a ride-all-night pass. The city uses the regular daytime buses (which are very nice) and…Read More


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