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    ⚡ A Day in Pittsburgh: Museums and Sights Route

    ⚡ A Day in Pittsburgh: Museums and Sights Route
    Starts from

    Pittsburgh

    Transportation

    Electric Car

    CO2 Savings

    15 lb

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    16

    Duration

    14 hours

    Length

    27 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Pittsburgh

    Transportation

    Electric Car

    CO2 Savings

    15 lb

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    14 hours

    Length

    27 mi

    ⚡ Electric RoutesHistory and Culture
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    • Visit unusual museums that tell the history of photography or Pop Art founder's life (and more).
    • For those looking for breathtaking views, Pittsburgh's scenic spots await you on the itinerary.
    • Take your taste buds on a journey through the city's restaurants.
    The whole route can be completed on a fully charged vehicle, so there are no charging stops in the itinerary.
    There are many famous art and science museums in Pittsburgh. Undoubtedly it will be interesting for both a tourist and a resident of Pittsburgh to spend the whole day in any of those museums. But I will try to guide you through not the most famous points and open an unusual side of the city for you.
    Check out the tour program in advance. At least three route points require pre-order tickets and excursions.
    Please note that to get to an evening concert, you will need a vaccination certificate. Check out the details when buying a ticket on the website.

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    The whole route can be completed on a fully charged vehicle, so there are no charging stops in the itinerary.
    There are many famous art and science museums in Pittsburgh. Undoubtedly it will be interesting for both a tourist and a resident of Pittsburgh to spend the whole day in any of those museums. But I will try to guide you through not the most famous points and open an unusual side of the city for you.
    Check out the tour program in advance. At least three route points require pre-order tickets and excursions.
    Please note that to get to an evening concert, you will need a vaccination certificate. Check out the details when buying a ticket on the website.
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    • Visit unusual museums that tell the history of photography or Pop Art founder's life (and more).
    • For those looking for breathtaking views, Pittsburgh's scenic spots await you on the itinerary.
    • Take your taste buds on a journey through the city's restaurants.

    Day Itinerary

    16 Activities
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    Day 1

    27 mi1 mi

    The Day in the City of Bridges

    Pittsburgh has held the leading positions in the rankings of the best cities to live in the United States for many times. I hope today you can enjoy the diversity of this city and make sure that it always stands among the best cities in the USA, not in vain.
    07:55

    Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh has held the leading positions in the rankings of the best cities to live in the United States for many times. I hope today you can enjoy the diversity of this city and make sure that it always stands among the best cities in the USA, not in vain.
    1.4 mi
    10 min
    Strip District
    08:101 hr 30 min

    Strip District

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    There is something for everyone in the Strip District's historic quarter. This strip of land, just 300 yards wide from the Allegheny River to Liberty Avenue and about two miles long, has a wide variety of shops, coffee shops and restaurants with cuisines from all over the world. There are hundreds of different markets, gift shops and places for every taste. You will want to visit a couple of these places to drink coffee and eat some yummy there. Have breakfast at one of these lovely cafés in the heart of the Historic Strip District.
    Walls are covered with artistic graffiti, and the signs are so bizarre that you feel as if you were in an open-air museum. Take a walk freely around the Strip District. I'm sure you won't be able to leave this place without some cool memento.
    2.9 mi
    10 min
    Carnegie Science Center
    09:505 min

    Carnegie Science Center

    Landmark
    Open Details
    Here's a one-stop solution for a full day in Pittsburgh: head to the Carnegie Science Center. Here you will find an abundance of exhibitions for every taste. Among the main expositions are ones devoted to the exploration of space and the universe as a whole, physical phenomena and laws of nature, robotics and famous robots of pop culture, sports science and body structure. There is a miniature city with a railway network. And many other exhibitions. You can even visit the military submarine operating here as a museum.
    Certainly, all these unusually interesting and developing exhibitions will be of interest primarily to children. But adults will also find a lot of new and interesting things for themselves.
    For more information, please visit the official website.
    If you are interested in more unusual entertainment, let's go straight ahead, because there is no sense in coming to the Carnegie Science Center for 1-2 hours.
    1 mi
    5 min
    The Andy Warhol Museum
    10:001 hr 30 min

    The Andy Warhol Museum

    Landmark
    Open Details
    First of all, visit Andy Warhol. The Pop Art founder's museum is located in a seven-story building in the city center.
    There are thousands of Warhol's works - paintings, sculptures, photographs, films and even a collection of his wigs. You will be able to familiarize yourself in detail with the phenomenon of pop art, which has so firmly entered our life. Check out the originals of portraits of the most famous personalities of the second half of the 20th century, Brillo's boxes and Campbell's Soup Cans' and much more.
    Also, the museum regularly hosts temporary exhibitions. Explore their list at the entrance. Perhaps one of them will interest you as much as the permanent exhibition Pop Art's ​guru.
    For more information, please visit the official website.
    0.6 mi
    5 min
    Photo Antiquities
    11:4045 min

    Photo Antiquities

    Museum
    Open Details
    Two floors of this small museum have hundreds of exhibits dedicated to the history of photography. Here are a variety of cameras, from the first devices of 1839 to modern ones. There is also a huge collection of historical photographs, for example a set of pictures of Abraham Lincoln.
    Photo Antiquities will be of interest to everyone, and for true connoisseurs of photography, a visit to this museum will be a real feast.
    The museum is closed on Sundays and Tuesdays. For more information, please visit the official website.
    0.9 mi
    5 min
    Randyland
    12:3030 min

    Randyland

    Museum
    Open Details
    Randyland is the realm of psychedelia. Don't be alarmed, you haven't eaten anything out of the ordinary for breakfast in the Strip District. Just an artist Randy Gilson turned the dull district into one of the most spectacular areas in the city on his own. He painted the walls of houses in bright colors and decorated them with a wide variety of objects. His initiative was also supported by the residents of the surrounding houses.
    Take a walk in Randyland and colorful photos from the trip are guaranteed to you.
    0.2 mi
    5 min
    Mattress Factory
    13:101 hr

    Mattress Factory

    Landmark
    Open Details
    You've seen enough psychedelics today, but this amazing museum is not to be missed. There are several halls filled with amazing exhibitions and displays.
    You have to buy tickets in advance using this link.
    The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
    Take a walk to Mattress Factory along the Sampsonia Way to see some more amazing houses in the area.
    1.5 mi
    10 min
    BURN by Rocky Patel Pittsburgh
    14:2045 min

    BURN by Rocky Patel Pittsburgh

    Bar
    Open Details
    Have lunch at this cozy restaurant.
    By the way, the whole block around is full of various restaurants. So you can choose any of them if you like it more than Burn.
    3.8 mi
    15 min
    The Weeping Glass
    15:2030 min

    The Weeping Glass

    Furniture / Home Store
    Open Details
    Now go visit the witch. You have hardly ever been to such an unusual and dark gift shop. Here you will find curiosities from all over the world. Even if you don't believe in magic and wizardy at all, visiting this shop can shake your confidence. You will see magic mixes, skeletons and scarecrows of real and mythical animals and many more rarities in the black walls of Weeping Glass.
    They can also tell you about the art of taxidermy and teach you how to read tarot cards.
    The store is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
    1.4 mi
    5 min
    Monongahela Incline at Upper Station
    15:555 min

    Monongahela Incline at Upper Station

    Open Details
    Funiculars are not so frequently encountered in the USA, but there are two of them on the steep bank of the Monongahela River. And the one next to which you just parked is the oldest operating funicular in the country.
    Leave your car here and walk to Point of View Park.
    1 mi
    25 min
    Point of View
    16:2510 min

    Point of View

    Landmark
    Open Details
    The park is just one mile away. Do not hurry. Enjoy the amazing views of Pittsburgh. On the way, you will come across several observation platforms from where you can take great shots.
    When you arrive at the park, the Sun will be already behind your back, and the center of Pittsburgh will appear at its best.
    0.2 mi
    5 min
    Duquesne Incline
    16:401 hr

    Duquesne Incline

    Open Details
    Take this funicular down, take a walk along the promenade and take the Monongahela Incline up to the place where you left your car.
    5.6 mi
    15 min
    Maxo Vanka Murals
    18:0045 min

    Maxo Vanka Murals

    Church
    Open Details
    Getting on a tour of this church is not easy, but definitely worth trying. The walls of the church are decorated with some of the most unusual frescoes you have ever seen.
    The author of the frescoes is the Croatian artist Maxo Vanka. In his works, created in the 30s and 40s of the 20th century, he protested against industrial capitalism, the First World War, the rise of fascism and other contemporary problems. The result is an amazing mixture of Christian icons and a rebellious exhibition, done in a very exotic style.
    Try signing up for a tour of this extraordinary church at their website or by calling +1-412-408-3180
    2.1 mi
    10 min
    The Church Brew Works
    19:001 hr

    The Church Brew Works

    Restaurant
    Open Details
    Have dinner at this fascinating restaurant. It is located in a former church building. The church was abandoned in 1993. The restaurant and the brewery were opened here in 1996.
    You'll find here the huge hall of the Gothic cathedral, high columns and stained glass windows. I guess this is one of the most unusual interiors where you had dinner.
    The local brewery is considered one of the best in Pittsburgh. Although drinks are not for drivers, you can enjoy a fine dining experience at this unique restaurant and just buy a few bottles of local beer for the future.
    2.3 mi
    10 min
    Mr. Smalls Theatre
    20:151 hr 30 min

    Mr. Smalls Theatre

    Open Details
    It will be great to end your day in Pittsburgh with a fiery concert.
    You should check the website of the theater located in the old Catholic Church before your trip. Concerts of various genres are held here every day. Maybe on the day of your arrival, there will be a group that you like so much.
    To attend the concert, you will need to have a vaccination certificate or a negative test result for COVID-19. Detailed information can be found on the website when booking your ticket.
    4 mi
    10 min
    22:00

    Pittsburgh

    Well, this fine day in Pittsburgh has come to an end. It is impossible to see even 1/10 of the sights of this beautiful city during such a short time. But you've seen some of its wonderful corners. You have something to tell about and something to remember.
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