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Strip District, Pittsburgh

It’s a one-half square km area of land northeast of the central business district belonging to the north from the Allegheny River and to the south by parts of this Hill District. From the early 19th century, the Strip District was home to numerous factories and mills because its location across the Allegheny River created...

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Point State Park

Point State Park (locally Called The Point) is a Pennsylvania state park on 36 acres (150,000 m2) at Downtown Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA, in the confluence of This Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, forming the Ohio River.Constructed on property obtained via eminent domain from industrial businesses from the 1950s, the playground started in August 1974...

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

This isn’t just some old furniture in pittsburgh! The memorial is made up of 115,000 square feet (10,700 m2) organized into 20 galleries in addition to library, and office area. It retains some 22 million specimens, of which approximately 10,000 are on view at any given period and approximately 1 million have been cataloged in...

Phipps Conservatory
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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

The gardens had been founded in 1893 by steel and real-estate magnate Henry Phipps for a present to the City of Pittsburgh. Its objective is to instruct and entertain the people of Pittsburgh with formal gardens (Roman, English, etc.) and different species of exotic plants (palm trees, succulents, bonsai, orchids, etc.). Presently, the facilities home...