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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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Even if you are not a fan of the Pittsburgh sports teams, you can come here to experience the heritage and growth of the city. Want to see a stainless steel car? A 1930's car... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Oak Park, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not a fan of the Pittsburgh sports teams, you can come here to experience the heritage and growth of the city. Want to see a stainless steel car? A 1930's car was made to highlight manufacturing capability before the DeLorean. Other notable discoveries highlight the theme of innovation. Going back to the 1700s, you see the... More 

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting museum. A number of different types of exhibits and of course one dedicated to Heinz. You need to set aside at least 3-4 hours for this place. We were here almost 4 hrs and did not even get to a few sections. A lot of interesting things to see but did not seem too overwhelming... More 

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Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

9 chaperones took 80 students to the center on a Wednesday morning. Our students range from 5 to 11. There was a little something for everyone and we were able to see it all within a few hours. It was a pleasant trip with few hands on activities. The only real problem we had was with the very rude man... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

With 5 floors of interesting history of Pittsburgh,from beginning early days of pioneers to the present,one can learn by seeing all the things that make Pittsburgh "someplace special". the sports wing is a can't miss,covering our rich history of all kinds of sports. Learn about the things made in Pittsburgh,things that changed the world,did you know glass making was just... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the orchestra, dancers, antique cars, sports and history exhibits and the glass items. Loved getting a photo in the Kennywood jackrabbit roller coaster car next to Kenny kangaroo. This is a must visit in Pittsburgh.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A fabulous museum with friendly staff, this is a great place to come when first visiting Pittsburgh. I learned how to speak Pittsburghese and discovered the many amazing people and inventions that came from this industrious and now lovely city. I highly recommend this attraction.

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Shinnston, West Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I spent the entire morning going from floor to floor to see each and every display. My husband especially enjoyed the Sports Museum and my favorite was the glass section. We loved how there were some hands on activities that we could actually touch since you usually can't touch anything! You could easily spend an entire day... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Everything good about Pittsburgh is crammed into the Heinz Center from trolleys to Forbes Field, the Steelers, the Pirates, Kennywood and more. It is a walk back in time. The center is laid out very well on several floors each having a theme. There is even a full sized trolley you can get into and enjoy the uncomfortable seats. Even... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I am a Pittsburgher but recently returned home and visited the Heinz Center and was pleasantly surprised. I learned a lot, reminisced even more and left smiling and saying " yinz gotta get here". This is definitely a must see venue and plan on a few hours to really soak in the culture. Don't forget to take the stairs from... More 

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Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We returned to Pittsburgh to run the Half Marathon and we returned to the Heinz History Center. It is so much fun and so enjoyable. If you are in Pittsburgh and if you like history and seeing and reading about so many different things, then you should make time to come here for at least two hours and probably a... More 

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