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Address: 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-231-3169
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This place is definitely a place you should go if your visiting Pittsburgh even if your not interested in contemporary art. We went with my eight year old. The whole way there he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There is no way to describe the mattress factory...but it is a must see in Pittsburgh. The art is very hands on and exhibits can range from small to full rooms. The museum itself is made up of three different structures on the same block. Even those that don't particularly like art will appreciate and love this place. Again, very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This may have been the coolest museum I've ever been to. It's set upon three buildings that you have to walk to. In the main building there's an exhibit on one of the floors that can't be described only experienced. If you see one thing in Pittsburgh, make sure it's this.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This art museum must be seen! The exhibits are unique and the experience is unlike any other museum. In addition to the main building, I recommend checking out the additional galleries. Yes, it can be tricky to find, but you will be glad that you made the effort!

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We wanted to visit this, because the guide books indicated it is unique for installation art. However, finding it by car, even the GPS guide, was not easy, because of the narrow one-way streets in the area. Although address was Sampsonia, we got there on Jacksonia. Parking is very limited; we were lucky to find a spot on the street.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

What a cool place! So interesting. I love that the exhibits are interactive. I would recommend for adults and kids. My fiancé is not interested in art at all and he had a great time.

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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

These exhibits aren't your typical genuflect before me types of exhibits. The viewer adds so much meaning to the pieces; you learn almost as much about yourself as you do about the art. Relax and have some fun! And they have Enrico biscotti in the cafe!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place is quirky, surprising, and one of the highlights of our Pittsburgh trip. The exhibits change, so can't tell you just what you'll find, but we loved the red speakers in the basement, the Arabic USS Enterprise, the interactive circus exhibit, the miniature space age city. (The rooms with the black webs could give one nightmares, but this is... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you are into big art that you can interact with and walk through, this place is for you! It’s a giant 4-story building with art installations on each level that you basically walk through. It’s only about a 10 minute walk from Heinz Field, so it’s not too long a walk. The exhibits are really interesting, fun, and thought... More 

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Decatur, Indiana
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Everywhere I travel, I go to the art museum. I LOVE art museums. Big art junky right here :) The Mattress Factory was probably one of the most interesting places I've ever been to. Especially the 2nd floor....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This place is definitely a place you should go if your visiting Pittsburgh even if your not interested in contemporary art. We went with my eight year old. The whole way there he was complaining about not wanting to go. But he ended up liking it once we got there. If you go I recommend visiting the dark room exhibit.... More 

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Additional Information about Mattress Factory

Address: Address: 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-231-3169
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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