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Schenley Park

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Address: Overlook Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
Phone Number: 412 422 6523
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Excellent park

This is a great park for all activities. There are many trails, playgrounds, and a pool. I frequently run in this park and love the scenery. They have many running trails and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a great park for all activities. There are many trails, playgrounds, and a pool. I frequently run in this park and love the scenery. They have many running trails and a track. There are many great things about this park and plenty to do. Great way to relax and enjoy a day in Pittsburgh.

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Buffalo NY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Beautiful park near the University of Pittsburgh. Good for people watching. Check it out. Phipps Conservatory is there too.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A very large park (slightly smaller then Central Park in New York City) in the center of Oakland. Miles and miles of trails to walk. They used to have horses but the stable burned down 50 years ago. Somewhere the city found a bucket of money to restore the lower part of Panther Hollow. Hopefully the lake will be ready... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We spent a wonderful afternoon in Schenley Park on a beautiful spring afternoon. The park is a treasure on the edge of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon campuses. Comprised of rolling hills, open grassy areas and wooded walking trails, the park offers much to many. The area immediately adjacent to Pitt is the most commercialized. Food stands and... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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178 reviews 178 reviews
78 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This park is right near Pitt and Carnegie Mellon Universities. We were there on 3 perfect weather days and the park was full of people each day. People were playing frisbee and picnicking and laying out on blankets. There is a carousel and a few little places to get food. One of them is the Conflict Kitchen, where they serve... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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92 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The flat land by the rivers went to the factories. The cliffs went to house the workers, The hill tops went to the estates of the wealthy. Schenley Park was once the estate of the Schenleys. Like so many other cities and places, what was once the private domain of the privileged is now the public domain of us all.... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Went on a trail here last fall.. The park is so beautiful and serene. Just loved being there! The trail is both adventurous and not very challenging at the same time. Would definitely go there again!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Go in the summer months for free movies in the park. Just bring a blanket, some snacks (pop corn, soda, candy) and enjoy a peaceful evening under the stars watching a movie. My advice, arrive early to ensure a parking spot for both you and your car! Wonderful offering of Pittsburgh!

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Harrisburg
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A very large, wooded, hilly park abutting the Oakland/University section. Ravines aplenty, large trees, mildly confusing road system. Nice views down to the Mon Valley. Nothing particularly special here, but a good urban park. Plenty of parking along the park road sides.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Lovely spot! It's even lovely at night and in the wintertime. I wish we'd had more time to spend there and hope to go back soon!

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