Heinz History Center hosted Ruth E. Carter costume exhibits

Heinz History Center hosted Ruth E. Carter movie costume exhibits; credit HHC

Pittsburgh General Attractions

Union Station
DESCRIPTION: A turn-of-the-century grayish-brown terra cotta railroad station turned into an upscale hotel and condo complex, while remaining an Amtrak railroad station. The distinguished rotunda inside has been fully restored for dramatic views. The rotunda is a National Historic Landmark.
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: 1100 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: garage nearby on Liberty

Strip District
DESCRIPTION: Head out early and enjoy a classic Pittsburgh breakfast at an area diner or baker. Choose from the freshest meats, pastas and cheeses at Pennsylvania Macaroni (2012 Penn Ave), seafood (23rd & Smallman) and (1501 Penn Ave), mouthwatering Italian cookies (2022 Penn Ave), gourmet spices, nuts and flavorings (1728 Penn Ave).
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: Liberty Avenue, 16th to 31st Streets, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
WEBSITE: http://www.neighborsinthestrip.com

Station Square
DESCRIPTION: One of Pittsburgh residents favorite outings; housed a restored 19thcentury railroad building that houses more than 40 specialty shops and more than a dozen outstanding restaurants. Purchase contemporary gifts of handcrafted glass or steel or a choice vintage from a wine cellar. Hop on the “T” Light Rail running through Downtown subway and head across the Monongahela River to Station Square. The square includes has easy access to the amphitheater next door for occasional free concerts.
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: 125 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: garage on premises
PHONE: 800-859-8959
WEBSITE: http://www.stationsquare.com

Rivers Casino
DESCRIPTION: This 450,000 square foot venue has a 130,000 square foot gaming floor, all the latest slot, Keno, Black Jack and Roueltte machines, as well as 9 bars and restaurants. The 1,000 seat amphitheater hosts many small concerts. the Wheelhouse Bar & Grill claims to have the largest HD screen in Pittsburgh — a boon to sports fans. Other restaurant and bars include Andrew’s Steak & Seafood, Cíao, Club 44Six, the dazzling Drum Bar, Grand View Buffet, and Levels.
DAYS & HOURS: 24/7
ADDRESS: 777 Casino Drive, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: Free on premises, plus paid valet service
PHONE: 412-231-7777
WEBSITE: http://www.theriverscasino.com

Smithfield Street Bridge
DESCRIPTION: Restored to its 1883 magnificence, this bridge spans the Monongahela River to the South Side. The original blue and cream color scheme augments the lenticular truss design. Notice lots of interesting detail as you walk across the bridge.
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: between Ft. Pitt Blvd and West Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: garage at Station Square

Sixth, Seventh & Ninth Street Bridges
DESCRIPTION: Built circa 1925 and called “The Three Sisters”, they span the Allegheny River between downtown and the North Side with their lyrical design in triplicate; bridge designer John Roebling would go on to build the Brooklyn Bridge.
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: from downtown on 6th, 7th and 9th streets to the Northside, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on street and lots of the NorthSide, Pittsburgh, PA

Frick Art & Historical Center
DESCRIPTION: A complex of museums and historical buildings on 5 acres of gardens in the East End. The center interprets the life and times of industrialist and art collector Henry Clay Frick. Exhibitions of fine and decorative art are also presented at the Center. Clayton, the restored Frick family home, here’s also Frick Art Museum, Car & Carriage Museum, a Greenhouse, a Visitors’ Center, Shop and Café.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sun 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 7227 Reynolds Street off Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
PHONE: 412-371-0600
WEBSITE: http://www.frickart.org

SouthSide Works
DESCRIPTION: A live-work-play place partially converted from old factories that give it a unique character. The cineplex and shops include Nine West, Urban Outfitters, Sur La Table, Joseph-Beth Booksellers and dozens more. Dining options include Pita Pit, Cheesecake Factory, The Wine Loft, Rosa NY Pizza, McCormick & Schmicks, Tusca Global Tapas and many more. One of the best things to enjoy about this attraction is how it integrated and uplifted a tradtional steel-making community of Pittsburgh.
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: 2640 Sidney Street, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on premises
PHONE: 412-381-7335
WEBSITE: http://www.southsideworks.com

Cathedral of Learning
DESCRIPTION: Second-tallest education building in the world at 42 stories and 535 feet tall, in 1937 it was completed as an inspirational symbol to Pittsburgh residents and corporations as much as a center of higher learning. A magnificent 3-story Commons Room at ground level, Nationality Classrooms, administrative offices, a computer center, and a restaurant. The 26 Nationality Rooms were designed as gifts to the University of Pittsburgh from the various ethnic groups that settled in Allegheny County.
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: 4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on lot across Forbes Ave by the library
PHONE: 412-624-6000
WEBSITE: http://www.tour.pitt.edu

Carnegie Library
DESCRIPTION: Established in 1895, it is the central public library of Pittsburgh and among the country’s great public libraries. Part of the massive Carnegie Institute complex is was built from the philanthropy of one of the world’s richest men in the early 1900s, Andrew Carnegie
DAYS & HOURS: daily
ADDRESS: 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA MAP
PARKING: on Forbes Ave lot
PHONE: 412-578-2458
WEBSITE: http://www.clpgh.org


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