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Water Fun for cheap

OK so first of all, there are signs that say stay out of the water. OK its been said, now lets... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2016
lived_there2
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Family Vacation

We visited the Water Steps one evening while in Pittsburg. It was very enjoyable and relaxing. I... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2016
Slemaster23
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

OK so first of all, there are signs that say stay out of the water. OK its been said, now lets talk about all the fun for kids, couples on a stroll to cool their feet, and others to have IN the water anyhow. The...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Water Steps one evening while in Pittsburg. It was very enjoyable and relaxing. I took my two year old and we climbed from top to bottom and back several times. The water was clear and clean. The area felt safe. I would...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We spent the day at the science center which closes at 5 and we didn't want to go home during rush hour traffic. So we do decided to walk a half mile down the scenic north shore trail to the water steps. You have to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Felicia D
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

One afternoon I took my nieces and nephews here for a splash in the water. The steps look really nice at night as well. I saw two teens there shooting photos was pretty cool.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 26, 2016

Sweaty and Sticky after a 90 degree day at PNC PARK it was fun and refreshing to stick my tired,hot legs in the Water Steps. Cooled me down about 20 degrees!!

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

Not great in the winter months but it allows you to go in during the warmer months! Great place for kids to play

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank jlsween98
Reviewed June 3, 2016

The steps are pretty and peaceful as long as there isn't a homeless person bathing in them. There are usually kids in it. Wouldn't trust the water though

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Let me start with: The steps are NOT slippery. I have never seen any children get injured. Have you ever gotten wet on a water ride at an amusement park? Same kind of water. Let's all just calm down. We love the water steps! It's...More

Date of experience: April 2016
4  Thank mandimcm
Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

... But does this spot ever look like it would be fun during the warmer months! Great views, easy to access. Looked very clean and well cared for!

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank AmyLynn1980
Reviewed December 29, 2015

Really cool looking steps, however it turns into the kiddie pool of Pittsburgh once it reaches above 70 degrees. At this fine watering hole, I have seen many young yinzers splash and cut their heads on these sharp steps. Never have made contact with the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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I do not know for sure, but am pretty sure they do.. It would be too dangerous otherwise..
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July 22, 2018|
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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
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Melissa A
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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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mangie
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.