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Kids LOVE playing on them!

While they may look like beautiful pieces of art, the Pittsburgh Water Steps have become the place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nice concept.

A great concept for the city, and a nice place to relax on a warm day. Would recommend seeing the... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While they may look like beautiful pieces of art, the Pittsburgh Water Steps have become the place for kiddos to play and splash around when it's hot. Adjacent to PNC Park, it's quite the respite for families looking for a place to cool off in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

A great concept for the city, and a nice place to relax on a warm day. Would recommend seeing the water steps while in the city.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank lewish725
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Our family wanted to see what the Water Steps were all about.. The children had a great time climbed up and down pretending what ever they were pretending. Even their parents were joining in on the fun.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank happywoman2017
Reviewed September 8, 2018

More kids and families than we could count staying cool in the water. The city has more than just this hidden jem. Prepare yourself to get wet if you go there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TombGuard320
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I saw these steps during our duck boat tour. We made note of where they were because we wanted to come back with our kids. I'm very happy we did. My kids must have gone up and down these water steps about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank psudino
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

A day out with the teenagers yielded this as one of our stops. They loved jumping around in the water and taking pictures with the city backdrop. The water is mostly ankle deep- perfect for little ones to cool off on a hot day and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CherylP962
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

This is just a short walk from the Carnagie Science Center, which was a pleasant surprise. Kids of all ages were there enjoying themselves, and it was refreshing to wade in the knee-deep water. The only disappointing thing was some people wouldn't pick up after...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We walked to the water steps from across the river in downtown. When we got there, there were a lot of people around, but there was not any water in the steps! Perhaps we arrived too late. It would have been nice to see with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Check out the Water Steps for a fun little free spot to play and/or cool down. The water is chlorinated and we saw kids of all ages enjoying the steps. They are a nice and beautiful place to stop and rest when you’re strolling Northshore...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jgieryn
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We stayed at a hotel across the street from the water steps so my two kids went back a few times. The steps are right on the riverfront on the North Shore. Great views of the city! The kids enjoyed walking on the water steps...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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September 19, 2018|
Response from TombGuard320 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know for sure, but am pretty sure they do.. It would be too dangerous otherwise..
Valerie K
July 22, 2018|
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Response from BobKPgh | Reviewed this property |
Street parking is the closest. If your are traveling with another adult you could drop them all off and then go park at the Rivers Casino for free. It is just a short walk along the bike trail from the Casino to the water... More
Melissa A
May 9, 2018|
Response from MRJAMMERZ | Reviewed this property |
The fountain is on but I haven't been over to the Water Steps yet . If it is not on it will be yet.
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Buffalo, New York
Water Steps (2 Replies)
We only have one full day in Pittsburgh and one of our stops will be the Warhol Museum. I was also interested in seeing the water steps. We will have a 7 year old with us and wondering if it's worth it and how far of a walk is it from the Museum?
August 16, 2016|
Response frombchbetha|
Totally worth it. If nothing else, the walk along the river is pretty (and if you play Pokemon Go, it's great hunting grounds :)). It's only about .5 miles between them. Walk to PNC Park and take the steps down to the Nortn Shore/ Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Warning- people often wear bathing suits there bc you can get really wet. You can just wade too and skip the suits.