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Want to learn about the history of Pittsburgh and Southwest Pennsylvania? The multi-story Heinz History Center in the Strip District takes a look at the region's history from the earliest settlements to today!
Before cars were invented, Pittsburgh had 23 funiculars to take workers up and down the city's numerous hills. Only two remain, and the Duquesne Incline (built in 1877) is a star attraction for its history and city views!
In the early days, the Strip District was home to factories, wholesale produce markets, and international grocers. The factories left, the grocers remained, and now the neighborhood is a historical hub of all things shopping and dining!
While steel mills still remain in southwest Pennsylvania, one former site, Carrie Furnaces in Rankin, has been preserved as a historical attraction and is open for seasonal tours in the summer months and is even the backdrop for many events. If you want to truly learn about Pittsburgh's steelmaking days, the tours here are a must!
Phipps Conservatory opened in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood in 1893 and features an impressive collection of flowers in many unique rooms that change for themed shows throughout the year.
The confluence of Pittsburgh's three rivers was a strategic location in settlement days when the French and British fought for control of the region. Today, the confluence is home to a stunning state park right in the heart of the city. Great for a stroll when visiting downtown!
Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, Fallingwater, can be enjoyed on a day trip from Pittsburgh to the Laurel Highlands- just about 75 minutes outside of the city!