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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 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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Mobile, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This was my favorite spot in Pittsburgh! The large fountain with the rivers in the background was a beautiful and relaxing setting. There were many people at the park enjoying various activities from photography to sunbathing to throwing the football around in the grass. We put our feet in the water of the fountain, which felt amazing on a hot... More

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Syracuse, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great park for walking and biking along the river's edge. Large fountain which send water 150 feet in the air. Lots of places to sit an enjoy the scenery. Can easily walk there from downtown Pittsburgh as well as from the North Shore by the stadiums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to the point 2 years ago and it was under construction. We were so disappointed. But we just went there in August of 2014 and it wad finished! It absolutely was worth the wait and I'm so glad we got to experience it! Utterly breathtaking!

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wish we lived closer! We did not get to visit the museum because we got their too late. The fountain is gorgeous. The view of the river & bridges are breathtaking. Lots of history. Perfect for single, couples, or family- being a picnic & make it a fun afternoon! *parking is a but expensive. Park down the road w/o meter

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Point State Park is a very nice park along the river at the Point. This is where the Regatta is held, in addition to concerts and other Pittsburgh events. There is a hotel located right near the Point (Wyndham). Very fun place to visit and a good place to walk during your lunch hour if you work downtown.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Scenic point at the junction of three rivers. Good views of boats, rafts, barges, Washington Heights, sorts stadiums, etc. Large water fountain and large area to relax and picnic in. Small museum.

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Washington, Michigan
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful city views and a must for the person that enjoys walking. My wife and i walked across the bridge to the incline trolley, it took 20 minutes and the view from the bridge was great. Definately a photographers park.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What a really neat place! Point State Park is more than just the fountain; there is some very well kept open green fields, tree lined walk ways, and lots of great space to stroll along the rivers. From there you can look across the rivers to see Heinz Field, PNC Park, the museum, the inclines on Mt. Washington, and other... More

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Ohio area
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We didnt know what to expect so we wondered along the path that took us along the water and pretty landscape. The area was pretty and safe. We felt comfortable and relaxed and the water fountain was huge - there were young people up in the water standing on the ledge having a photo opportunity. They had a blast. No... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Often there are festivals held at the Point StTe Park, but it is a great place to walk out to the fountain...they actually let you dip your feet in the water...kids can go in....and there is a "state of the art" educational museum there in addition to the old block house.

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