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Senator John Heinz History Center

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Address: 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone Number: 412-454-6000
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Great family fun !

Wasn't sure what to expect but we had a great time ! Lots of hands on things to do and artifacts to see. I went for the Mr Roger's exhibit….really brought back fun memories !

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Larksville,PA
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Larksville,PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Wasn't sure what to expect but we had a great time ! Lots of hands on things to do and artifacts to see. I went for the Mr Roger's exhibit….really brought back fun memories !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Very cool place, lots of things to check out! Really loved the sports section of it. Also the Mr. Rogers section reminded me of being a kid!

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Easton, pa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I spent a weekend in Pittsburgh, and we weren't sure if we were going to have time to see this. We managed to squeeze it in last minute and I'm so glad we did! The museum also has the sports museum in it so if you're a huge Pittsburgh fan, this is your place! I took another contributor's advice and... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great Museum, So much to see, just needed more time! Should be of interest to visitors of all ages. So much history that includes Pittsburgh and the whole area....

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This wonderful museum in Pittsburgh is definitely worth the time spent. I only had 3 hours and felt that I missed much of what was there. It is a diverse collection of historical exhibits i.e. Lewis and Clarks journey from Pittsburgh west by keelboat, history of George Washington's battle defeat during the French and Indian War to the story of... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This museum is very well done and payed attention to detail. I though the price was pretty steep for what it is. There were no exhibits that I could find that talked about the inclines, Andy Warhol, or the architecture. Huge focus on Heinz and other local companies but not enough focus on the actual infrastructure. Missed the mark for... More 

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chicago, il
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Overall we had a nice time at the museum. They have an exhibit on heinz ketchup right now, which was pretty cool. They also have some of the sets and characters from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, which was really fun to see. The sports museum (attached to the history center) was also very interesting and had several fun hands-on exhibits for... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I.t is all good, and they didn't spare any expense. Great for the family, groups, visitors, and organizations.

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Chicago
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157 reviews 157 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Heinz History center is a great experience for young and old. The history of Heinz 57 as well as many Pittsburgh historical events that shaped this beautiful city, is housed in the old factory near the river. Parking is close by and it's only a short walk over to the Strip District, another great experience in the city of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This museum spotlights the Heinz company but has several floors of very old items. It calls itself the Smithonian of the west. We spent over 2 hours looking through all 5 floors. One floor is all Pittsburg sports teams and stars.

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