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Point State Park

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Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 601 Commonwealth Place, Bldg A, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone Number: +1 412-565-2850
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Description: Serving as a key strategic spot during the French and Indian War, this...
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.
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Walk to a state park?

No free or convientient parking for this venue. That's pretty unwelcoming for out of town visiters..

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No free or convientient parking for this venue. That's pretty unwelcoming for out of town visiters..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Cool place to go to. The trails are nice that go around the area. There is also two rivers that come together to form one, hence the point. Which can lead to the need for a jacket as it gets windy there.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a pleasure it is to have the fountain back and the park put back together without construction. Whether it's a summer festival or a holiday event. Take time to walk on the waters edge and see Pgh from the Point.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Great place to relax and see the boats on the rivers. Don't go during a hot day the fountain will be filled with kids (if school is out). Fantastic place to be during the Fourth of July. If you can find a parking garage about 3 or more blocks away much cheaper when it's the 4th or the Arts Festival... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Walking down to the Point is absolutely on the Must Do list for Pittsburgh. At the fountain at the tip of the point, you get a crazy good view of the North Shore (Steelers and Pirates stadium and the Casino), an old timey view of Station Square with the large paddle boats of the Gateway Clipper Fleet, a view of... More 

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Harrisburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I don't know why there is a state park here, as the vast majority of other state parks are far superior to this. The "Point" has very few trees, floods on occasion and the large crowds leave litter. It does have a good museum on Fort Pitt's history, a large fountain and a nice view of the "3 Rivers". Not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful park, wonderful grounds. Great for a photo shoot. Great to walk a dog or have a picnic. Go and enjoy the day or a parade. We went when they had the veteran’s day parade which made our trip extra special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Very nice park right where the rivers converge in downtown Pittsburgh. Now that the gigantic fountain is up after a few years of re-construction, Point State Park is a must see! Parking is NOT convenient, but well worth the extra walk! FREE!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Certainly worth visiting. On a windy day, they turn down the fountain, so go on a calm day when you can see it roaring!

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CHARLESTON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The park's location is what makes it great! Great views right on the rivers. Stand in front of Heinz field and get your picture if you are a Steelers fan! Not much to the park other than the little bridge, fountain, and Fort Pitt museum & block house. But the views make it worth a trip. Block out 30 mins... More 

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