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Point State Park

101 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown)
412-565-2850
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Ranked #24 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites, Parks, Neighborhoods
Activities: Running
Owner description: Serving as a key strategic spot during the French and Indian War, this National Historic Landmark and park offer stunning views of the city and a... more » Owner description: Serving as a key strategic spot during the French and Indian War, this National Historic Landmark and park offer stunning views of the city and a variety of outdoor recreation. « less
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Dumfries, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a gorgeous spot to come and enjoy the views Pittsburgh has to offer! There is the Fort Pitt Museum on site, the fountain, and many spots to sit, relax,, and enjoy the views. Don't miss it!

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Midwest
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Point State Park was looking a little ragged last time I'd visited, but it's been nicely redone and has lots of benches and nice lighting. And the fountain looks great.

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pittsburgh
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's a lovely green space in downtown pittsburgh. There is a lot of history to the point to which can be read on various signs around the park (or by visiting the museum there). The fountain is spectacular. It's huge and so nice just to sit on the walk or walk around. Beautiful spot for photos. So pretty at sunset... More

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Osceola, Indiana
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116 reviews 116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

For out of towners it's hard to know where to park but when you get that figured out this is a great visit, especially on a sunny hot day. The views are terrific. Be sure to do this.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We spent some time here walking around, enjoying the scenery, and people watching. Loved the fountain at the point. There was a museum about forts in the park, but it was closed when we went. Parking was sort of a challenge. We ended up crossing the bridge by accident. You may have to walk a few blocks before entering the... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The point has great views of the city, Heinz Field and the Science Center. It also has the outline of Fort Duquesne. It was a great place to let the kids run around before our long ride home.

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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited this park on a recent trip to PNC Park. We walked around and spent some time in the shade to get out of the heat. The grounds and the restrooms were clean and it was a nice place to relax before the ballgame.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited the Point at night and it was really beautiful and tranquil. I would love to see it again soon.

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Pittsburgh Pa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Point State Park at the point of the 3 rivers in Pittsburgh has great views of the rivers and the surrounding areas,There is anice walkway around the river side of the park that is great. The fountain at the point is amazing and a must see for all visitors to downtown Pittsburgh

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Lexington, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A great view of the city. Pleasant and spacious but go to the bathroom before you visit. It's very cool to stand at the confluence of two rivers as the Ohio is formed and the fountain is appropriately massive to complement the Point. I've always seen pictures of The Point and I'm glad I finally visited. Pictures don't do it... More

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