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Senator John Heinz History Center

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Neighborhood: Strip District
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Address: 1212 Smallman St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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History of Pittsburgh!

This was an awesome place to go and learn all about Pittsburgh. 6 floors of learning and finding out about Pittsburgh's past and present. Spent 3 hours just wandering the halls... read more

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Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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32 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an awesome place to go and learn all about Pittsburgh. 6 floors of learning and finding out about Pittsburgh's past and present. Spent 3 hours just wandering the halls and looking and reading. This place has everything, sports, travel, art, bridges, Heinz pickles!!!! Fun book store and gift shop too.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The last time that I was at the History Center was as part of a high school field trip. The exhibits have something for everyone - from sports to memorabilia to social causes. The students were engaged throughout the trip.

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Thank Judy S
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well designed displays. One of my favorite was a glass exhibit, beautiful and informative. The Heinz 57 exhibit was a delight. There were so many great Pittsburgh pictures. The view of the city from the window was also something to see. We paid reasonable rates for parking, right across the street. Took us about 4 hours to go through it,... More 

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Thank Susan S
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to a lot of museums and the artifacts here were very unique. There was a strong focus on local history and artifacts.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to spend part of the day. There were 7 floors and each had different info on each floor.Similar to The Field Museum in Chicago

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Thank yclaymt
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend visiting this museum. So much history. I loved seeing the old baseball cards along with the history of the Steelers and Oakmont and Arnold Palmer. Definitely worth spending a day in this museum.

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Thank chamoh78
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was not crowded and had many hands on exhibits for our 8 year old to play! Loved all the sports info!

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Thank Lynn F
Cincinnati, OH
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was engaging and interesting. It was light on actual artifacts but there was plenty to keep my family busy.

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Thank larrymadchemist
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this museum and learned a lot about Western PA. The place was clean, and not crowded, so we were able to leisurely tour each floor without feeling rushed.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The is a must see attraction if you want to learn a lot in a short amount of time about pittsburgh and the many different people over the years, coupled with it being displayed in an old renovated building in the Strip District of Pittsburgh.

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