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“Interesting bits of Pittsburgh history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Senator John Heinz History Center

Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Strip District)
412-454-6000
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Ranked #6 of 236 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Maine
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“Interesting bits of Pittsburgh history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The Heinz History Center features a Pittsburgh electric trolley on the ground floor, as well as several other vehicles. Histories of Pittsburgh-area industries are covered on several floors, and a floor is dedicated to Pittsburgh's sports teams. There's a snack bar on-premises and this is an interesting little museum.

For those staying at the Hampton Inn Downtown on Smallman Street, it's immediately across the street, so it's hard to pass up. If you rode trolleys in Pittsburgh in the 1950's and '60's, the walk through the restored trolley on the ground floor is probably worth the cost of admission. Follow up this visit with a half-hour trip South to Washington, and the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum.

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Columbus
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“Nice variety”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

we enjoyed our visit to this museum and particularly the section on innovations. Much of interest regarding the steel industry and Westinghouse. Currently, they have a special exhibit from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Price was 15, not 12 dollars.

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Grand Cayman
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“Very Cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This old ice warehouse has been transformed into a world class history center with numerous permanent exhibits and several very interesting travelling exhibits.
I did not realize that Pittsburgh had a thriving glass industry.

Visited November 2012
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Worth the Time.. !! Yoi and Double Yoi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

If You are a fan of Pittsburgh things... both sports and history.. this museum is great. I went there for the Sports history & left with a new & deeper appreciation of so many other things "Pittsburgh". The Heinz and PPG industry exhibits are incredible. The exhibit on the Negro baseball league was cool as well. The Stiller's , Pirates and Penguin sports history , along with so many other local sports is very extensive...
I particularly enjoyed the "Myron Cope" portion of the museum...
Overall, this place merits the Myron Cope Seal of approval ... Double Yoi !!!

Visited October 2012
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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Good glimpse into Pittsburgh history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This is a converted warehouse or something like that and I think the industrial feel makes it a better experience. I love the old advertising on the ground floor, and the display that walks you through all the various cultures represented in Pittsburgh was my favorite. They even have a good gift shop!

Visited August 2012
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