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Point State Park

Address: 601 Commonwealth Place, Bldg a, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown)
Phone Number: +1 412-565-2850
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Ranked #20 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Running
Owner description: Serving as a key strategic spot during the French and Indian War, this National Historic Landmark...
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
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 variety of outdoor recreation.

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Harrisburg
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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Long Island
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Walked through the park on a windy Sunday before a Steelers game. The views are terrific - you can see Heinz and PNC, the confluence, Mt Washington, and the city itself. The Block House is there as is the Fort Pitt Museum. Definitely worth a stroll. You can walk to Heinz Field and we walked to Station Square from there... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What a fantastic place to take in the entire city. It's a great place to walk, picnic, play with the kids, etc... You get all three rivers, the stadiums, the buildings, and just all around fun. I have also been here during the regatta & the arts festival. Both times were great. Crowd flow was decent & the vendors were... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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129 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

You can enjoy the nice views of the rivers and the stadiums and looking back at the city, but it's very peaceful, so you feel like you are outside of the city. The fountain is impressive and you have great views of the inclines and the bridges. It's nice to be able to stop in the Fort Pitt museum, if... More 

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Douglasville, Georgia
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41 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

There is a large fountain and the view of Heinz field is good. It's a nice park and there is much to see across the rivers including the old Duquesne Incline.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I went here mostly to see the Block House, a portion of what once was Fort Pitt. I took some time to walk around the park and it was gorgeous. It has the Allegheny and the Monongahela on both sides and sits where they form the Ohio. The sports stadiums sit across one side and Mount Washington on the other.... More 

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