Best 7 Places to Visit in Pittsburgh for DrupalCon

Whether you have visited the city or not, Pittsburgh holds a treasure of experiences to take away
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is set to host the next DrupalCon North America. The event is scheduled from June 05 to 08. Of course, the conference itself and the informative sessions will be the most attractive part of DrupalCon. But outside the venue, Pittsburgh awaits to be explored. Whether you have visited the city or not, it holds a treasure of experiences to take away. A stroll through the ‘Steel City’ would take the visitor through the beauty of the present and the glory of the past. 

Here is a list of the best seven places to visit and experience in Pittsburgh:

1. The Incline Trains

Two iconic incline trains will take you to the top of Mount Washington. Choose between taking the red car Duquesne Incline from near The Point or taking the scenic ride up on the yellow Monongahela Incline in Station Square.

Pittsburgh
A view from Mount Washington

2. Get a bite of the famous Primanti Brothers Sandwich

The Primanti Brothers sandwich has a tale to share from the times of the great depression. Primanti’s signature sandwich comes on thick sliced Italian bread, topped with grilled meat, French fries, and coleslaw, all covered with melted provolone cheese.

Primanti Bros. Sandwich
Primanti Bros. Sandwich

3. The Heinz History Center

The Senator John Heinz History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum. It is a part of the Smithsonian Institution. The museum is devoted to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania. The family of museums includes the Heinz History Center, Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village. The History Center is home to the Thomas & Katherine Detre Library & Archives.

Heinz History Center
Heinz History Center

4. The Cathedral of Learning

The Cathedral of Learning is a skyscraper dedicated to learning. The building belongs to the University of Pittsburgh. It is a 42-story structure in the Gothic style. It is the world’s second tallest educational building, only after the main building of the University of Moscow.

The Cathedral of Learning
The Cathedral of Learning

5. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History is one of the great cultural institutions funded and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who made his fortune in Pittsburgh’s steel industry. 

The museum is especially known for its exhibits about dinosaurs. The Carnegie Museum has one of the largest dinosaur collections.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Carnegie Museum of Natural History

6. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

The conservatory is a rich green splendor in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood. It has provided a world-class garden experience to its visitors since 1893. Explore the beauty and wonders of nature at Phipps, encompassing 15 acres, including a 14-room glasshouse and 23 distinct gardens.

Phipps Conservatory
Phipps Conservatory

7. The Carrie Blast Furnaces

Pittsburgh is known as the ‘Steel City’ because it once hosted a handful of steel manufacturing companies. The city’s steel industry declined in the 1970s and 1980s. 

Remnants like the Carrie’s are the only few left to testify the Steel City’s glorious past.

Carrie's Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Carrie's Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Source: Visit Pittsburgh20 Amazing Things to Do in Pittsburgh

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