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Updated on: 04/16/19If you've spent some time walking around downtown Pittsburgh, odds are good you've seen the old Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail. This historical building is one of the most stunning in the city and even includes its own Bridge of Sighs walkway that connected the two buildings. Booking.com Today the jail has been decommissioned and converted into a Common Pleas court, yet many artifacts from the era exist and...

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Updated on: 04/16/19If there is any neighborhood in Pittsburgh that has changed the most in the last few years, it would be East Liberty. Booking.com The neighborhood is the poster child for gentrification and is now home to luxury lofts, numerous restaurants, and easy access to the growing tech hub in Bakery Square (in nearby Larimer). While we could spend a long time discussing the gentrification of neighborhoods like these (we...

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Updated on: 04/11/19PNC Park is home to the Pittsburgh Pirates and is also considered to be one of the most beautiful ballparks in the country. Booking.com While a great place to be during a game, the park is also home to a behind the scenes tour that goes to a number of interesting spots inside the stadium that you normally won't see in a regular game, including: Legacy Theater The Clubhouse (away days only*) Batting Cages, Tunnel,...

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Updated on: 04/4/19Whenever we travel (especially abroad), we always love finding free city tours as a means to get our bearings in a new location and to also learn more about the city/country's history. Booking.com While Pittsburgh does have periodic, free city tours run by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, they are often limited in frequency and location. We, as a city, simply needed more. It wasn't until late 2018...

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Updated on: 04/11/19Pittsburgh is a sports town, and for the past several decades it seems like the Pirates have not gotten the memo. Booking.com Despite the fact that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been, well, awful, PNC Park is often ranked among the best ballparks in the country- and we agree. It really is hard to beat taking in a game at this stunning ballpark. So whether you are an armchair Pirates fan, a baseball fan at large, or...

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Updated on: 03/26/19One of the things we love about the boroughs in southwest Pennsylvania is that many of them have a historical society and museum dedicated to sharing the history of the area. Booking.com Some of these, like the Saxonburg Museum, are huge. Others, like the Harmony Museums, are spread out over multiple historical buildings that are all worth exploring. In Donora, the museum managed by the Donora Historical Society is...

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