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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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A Cozy, Scenic Park by the River (s)

Right near our hotel and even had a small 'cafe' for refreshments. Point State park is just a very nicely done urban park complete with a refreshments stand, restrooms and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Right near our hotel and even had a small 'cafe' for refreshments. Point State park is just a very nicely done urban park complete with a refreshments stand, restrooms and a massive water fountain on the edge of the Alleg. and Ohio Rivers, quite a view! Kid and Pet Friendly. FYI.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have been here many times and I always find it calming to sit at the fountain and chill. I did this after the Great Race last year. Sun shined just right and a lovely rainbow appeared. So go and enjoy

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Pittsburgh really knows how to capitalize on the rivers! Point state park is a great green space with historical significance and a wonderful fountain. The view of the city from the point shows a splendid side of the city. Elegant and chic, but with a blue collar heart.

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Newport News, Virginia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We came here on a Friday night and it was awesome seeing the sun set and the lights of the city come on. There was also a game an PNC Park. The fountain is really cool. The kids enjoyed sitting on the wall next to it. Great views of the city and rivers. It is also apparently where the local... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great vantage point for overlooking the rivers and many beautiful bridges that span them. Saw a bunch of men playing rugby on the grass, many folks walking dogs, couples cuddled up on benches. The greenery is very lovely, as well. Can't go wrong with a visit.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Fabulous view of the city and the 3 rivers - plenty of area to have a picnic or sit on a bench and people watch. Take the T, get off at Gateway Center - it's a nice little walk over here. Nice clean bathroom facilities, great area around the fountain and excellent spot for a photo opp with the city... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Whether you're looking for history, scenery, or just a bit of exercise, you can find it at Point State Park. You can visit the Ft. Pitt Museum (fee) and/or Blockhouse (free); you can take in the nice views of downtown, the three rivers, PNC Park & Heinz Field, Mount Washington, or just the park itself. And, you can do all... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Very nice park; pack your walking shoes. Was there on a 100' day; some folks were in the fountain. Would def. come here again on any visit to Piitts.! Gorgeous views on every side of city, rivers, and stadium! Pack your camera!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The park was buzzing on a perfect Saturday afternoon with people biking, walking, tanning, playing with pets, laying in the grass reading, and just having a relaxing time. We saw a wedding party having their photos taken at various areas throughout the park. The best part is the views of the city skyline, bridges, rivers, Heinz Field, PNC Park, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This park is very well maintained, and clean! It's a very unique park given its proximity to the 3 rivers. I would recommend spending time here and then walking over to market square.

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