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Point State Park

601 Commonwealth Place, Bldg a, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown)
+1 412-565-2850
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Ranked #22 of 93 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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Dunedin, Florida
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223 reviews 223 reviews
115 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

this park is located where the two rivers running on the north and south of the landmass converge into the OHIO. You can see the rivers blend as they carry different materials. enjoy the fountain and birds and different perspective to view bridges to your left and right

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Toronto, Canada
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50 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Nice public space right where the Allegheny meets the Monongahela to form the Ohio River. Impressive fountain. It's just frustrating that there seemed to be only one access point - it's too bad it isn't a place you could just pass through. I guess they did the best they could given the constraints. Worth a visit if you have a... More

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Salisbury, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We walked from Westin Hotel, Penn Ave and took about 30 minutes of strolling. The waterfront walkway is just wonderful. Room for both walkers and bikers without a problem. We walked every day and it was wonderful.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Nice place to walk/run, ride bikes or just sit and relax along the water's edge. The fountain is a nice focal point at the very "point" of the park, where you can look over the river and see Heinz Field and PNC Park along with the famous bridges such as the Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol Bridges.

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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Kind of out of the way unless you have the time. Nice fountain on the point. Good to see where the three rivers come together.

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Rye, NY
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139 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This small park at the confluence of the three rivers is worth including in a Pittsburgh visit, especially on a nice day. If you are interested in history, you can stop at the Fort Pitt Museum, which has a fee, and/or the Blockhouse, which is free. There is a paved path leading to a fountain at the point that the... More

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Anyone with a feel for history should visit Point State Park and see where and how the story of the city began. The views over the rivers are wonderful and the park does a wonderful job of introducing the history of the founding of the city. A first class attraction and free!

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Melbourne, Australia
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Amazing water fountain at the Point State Park, just on the river bank. Saw it last night from Mount Washington. From there you can see the different sports centres, Mount Washington, and other tall buildings in the city.

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wonderful place to view Pittsburgh from many angels and views. Not to mention just being in the park itself is a great place to just relax and take it all in!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was my first time here since the renovations. They did a great job. We got to see the giant duck.

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