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Schenley Park

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Address: Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
Phone Number: 412 422 6523
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Nice quiet park in the middle of the city.

Schenley Park is one of my favorites from my college days. In the Oakland area it is close to universities, museums, Phipps Conservatory and many cultural attractions. Even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Doha, Qatar
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Doha, Qatar
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Schenley Park is one of my favorites from my college days. In the Oakland area it is close to universities, museums, Phipps Conservatory and many cultural attractions. Even though it is in an urban area it is very large, with wooded areas, rolling open areas, lots of areas to hike and walk. In addition it has an ice skating rink,... More 

Thank MoonTwpMan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Surrounded by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, the ark is a nice place to stroll in summer. Be careful, at night it is not that safe.

Thank mrichardm
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I love this park. There are many options for the runner. They have beautiful trails or a track depending on what you prefer. The playground area is large and has a lot of different activites for the kids.

Thank yelhayh11
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,415 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

You feel you completely left the city behind you once you submerge into this small little world. We did some of the trails here and felt the air was pure and the view grand.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is old and the upkeep has just been fair over the years. It's also become dangerous at night

Thank Foodcritic11_11_11
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Met a friend for lunch after touring the neighboring Catherdal of Learning & Heinz Chapel... There were several dining options, lots of tables including many under a large tent/ pavilion which was nice on a hot day. There was a large grass area where a yoga class was going on and a carousel with unique wild animals that our kids... More 

Thank Geoff S
Philadelphia, PA
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This park is a lot bigger and it appears on a map. The park is beautiful was plenty of room for everybody. It's a nice place to walk, run, or bike. There is a full size golf course, a disc golf course, baseball fields, small monuments, and plenty address and wooded land to traverse through.

Thank crutt13
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If a park is squeezed in the city, it is usually prone to the city noises, traffic and fumes. Schenley Park is a pleasant exception. Its creators used natural landscape (hills, little valleys) to create a set of environments where you can walk, play or just sit back and relax, without being disturbed. Hilltops offer quite a remarkable view over... More 

Thank Ivan M
Irwin, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Schenley Park is a wonderful place to play disc golf. Lots of fun to play disc golf there and is also a beautiful in which to hang out. I love Schenley Park.

Thank phinsman
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

What a great place to walk/jog. Quiet and easy trail. Some stairs and inclines, but beautiful walk in the woods.

Thank MaryLeeStenson

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