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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 #21 of 92 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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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 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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189 reviews 189 reviews
136 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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219 reviews 219 reviews
65 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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30 reviews 30 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Point State Park is the ultimate urban oasis. The history of the location is preserved but not at the expense of limiting use. Views are spectacular and the fountain is an icon of its own. Bike trails, free boat docking, a kayak put-in, and a multitude of other activities. Best of all, it makes living downtown so much better as... More

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Toronto, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've lived an hour from Pittsburgh all my life (over 50 years). I finally got around to visiting Point State Park this past year for the first time ever after it's most recent upgrade. When two rivers meet and form a third river, it's called a confluence. It's at this confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers that the... More

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North Carolina
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Clean and a really nice place to take a walk day or night. You can fish right off the walkway and the rivers are clean enough to eat from. Catfish are abundant and good sized. Sometimes you have to avoid the fitness groups who seem to take over and forget it is a public place. Mostly this is just fitness... More

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