Best Attractions & Activities



With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Pittsburgh to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.


Carnegie Science Center


This 40,000 square foot facility houses so much, that it's impossible to list it all. Over 250 interactive exhibits include a planetarium, miniature railroad exhibit, Omnimax Theater, the USS Requin (WWII sub), and a health-science center....  Read More


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Duquesne Incline


These cars were originally built in the late 1800s. Restored, they provide panoramic views of the city. The Duquesne has a lower station on West Carson Street near Station Square and Smithfield Street Bridge, and an upper station at 1220...  Read More


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The observation tower and lookout points offer great views of Point Park, the three rivers and the surrounding communities. You can also ride the restored incline cars for a small fee.




Considered one of architect Henry Hobson Richardson's greatest works, this magnificent Romanesque-style structure occupies two square city blocks. The Bridge of Sighs, where convicts traversed from court to prison, is just part of this National...  Read More


Nationality Rooms at the Cathedral of Learning


The Nationality Rooms are housed in the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning. Twenty six rooms showcase furnishings and artifacts that represent the cultural backgrounds of various ethnic groups. The striking Gothic-style cathedral,...  Read More


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Fallingwater


Fallingwater is a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, now maintained by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. The structure of stone, concrete and glass is a staggering multi-level home cantilevered over an actual waterfall. The regular tour lasts...  Read More


Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium


Rambling over 70 acres, the natural habitats of some 6000 animals are represented in the Asian Forest, African Savanna, Cheetah Valley, and Tropical Forest. The zoo is also home to the PPG Aquarium, which boasts over 40 exhibits that include...  Read More




Andrew Carnegie started this museum's earliest collections in 1896, with an emphasis on modern art. The galleries showcase works by artists such as Degas, Van Gogh, Durer, Cassatt and Hopper. More recent exhibits include photography and video...  Read More


Senator John Heinz History Center


Housed in the Chautauqua Ice Warehouse, the center preserves and displays a large collection of artifacts, archives, and photos documenting the history of the region. The headquarters of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, the...  Read More


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More than 600 birds from all over the world are exhibited in their natural habitats at the country's only bird facility independent of a larger zoo. Residents include flamingos, penguins, macaws, hummingbirds, and owls. Bring your lunch – bags...  Read More


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