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Point State Park

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Address: 601 Commonwealth Place, Bldg A, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone Number: +1 412-565-2850
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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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great view of the city

enjoyed the view of the city from the park. Had the chance to see a little of everything. The downtown area as well as the beautiful hillside of Pittsburgh. Very accessible to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

enjoyed the view of the city from the park. Had the chance to see a little of everything. The downtown area as well as the beautiful hillside of Pittsburgh. Very accessible to the other attraction of Pittsburgh. Walking distance to PNC Park. Great place to sit and enjoy lunch or read a book.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"The Point" has undergone renovations the last few years so it is a lot nicer for visitors. Great views of the city, and a fun way to see the confluence of Pittsburgh's three rivers. A must-see especially when the fountain is running! Also a romantic spot to walk around in winter when the Christmas tree is lit up.

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Thank Samantha C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice park for a walk or run that offers great views of the city. You can take a short walk to the north shore

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Thank Apes44
West Chester, PA
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girls (11 and 7) and I checked out this neat, centrally located park. The river walk is pretty with great views of bridges, inclines, and the stadium. It would be a great place to go running or for a picnic if the weather was warmer and the big fountain was on. We saw the footprint of where Fort Duquesne... More 

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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was visiting Pittsburgh with my best friend for a girl's weekend, and we made a point of walking through Point State Park. It's a great area, very picturesque.

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Thank Rachel Anne S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

the point is great! you've got to make it here if you're visiting pittsburgh. its always fun to walk along the river.

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Thank allisonolander
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Point State Park is Pittsburgh's front yard. Home to every conceivable outdoor activity, festivals, races, an outdoor café (in season) and awesome people watching, the park and The Fountain are huge amenities in this bustling city.

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Thank tgwsci
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I love the Point - It is the heart of our city and it is beautiful. You can walk all around the water fountain itself, and have a picnic in the grass. I personally like to take the jail trail bike trail and bike to the point, relax by the water for a bit and bike back. It's an awesome... More 

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Thank BethanyLeigh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

After waiting for the state to complete the renovations to the park, I can say that it was worth the wait. The park seems to be better groomed now and just appears to be neater. The additional benches make the park a place to go just to sit and relax. There is no better place to be on a sunny... More 

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Washington, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We rode our bikes to the park several times this summer and it was awesome. Sitting on the ledge looking at the sports complexes and all the boats and water activity was awesome.

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