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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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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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Nice views of just about everything

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

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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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Once you leave the airport, it is about a twenty minute drive to town. You go thru the Fort Pit tunnels at sundown, to emerge on the bridge. The point fountain is the first thing you see in it's colors and the back drop of all the building. Many more to see and do once down town.

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I have visited this park many times over the years. When the weather's nice, Point State Park is a great place to enjoy an event, listen to live bands. All year long, you can take a walk along the point where the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela rivers intersect. My most recent visit to Point State Park was in January following... More 

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I love this park. First, it's the park you can easily find on the map and show off to your friends that you visited. Second, the park is easy to find, and there is a parking building about 500ft from it. There's never too many people when we visited. And we walked around the fountain, on the other side there's... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place to take in a concert. I wouldn`t make a special trip to do this. Don`t go alone at night. The oldest building in Pittsburgh is here.

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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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Akron, Ohio
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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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