West End - Elliot Overlook Park

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West End - Elliot Overlook Park

West End - Elliot Overlook Park
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Pennsylvania37 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
This Overlook is definitely a must see if you want a great view of Pittsburgh.
i disagree with a 1 star review stating it was in a dangerous neighborhood, there was nothing wrong with the drive or the park. Don't let that overly exaggerated comment scare you away from seeing this park. As in Pittsburgh, the roads getting there are curvy and hilly but so worth the view.
Written June 6, 2019
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luvtotravel59
Pittsburgh, PA42 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
A little difficult to find and you definitely need a vehicle to get there but worth the visit. There is a parking lot there and an easy walk from the parking to the overlook. From downtown it will take about 10 - 15 minutes by car to get there.
Written November 9, 2016
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MikeIrwin
Pittsburgh, PA25 contributions
Aug 2017
This is truly a hidden Pittsburgh gem. It's the site of all the iconic pictures of the Point. Not very frequently visited in part due to the challenge of finding it. Use your GPS and fading road signs and you'll be rewarded with a nice parklet with a panoramic view of the city and surrounding area - and you might just have it all to yourself!
Written September 6, 2017
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fed_upPittsburgh_PA
South Park Township, PA41 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
I'm expecting a visitor to the city and thought I would check out the Tripadvisor list of things to do...came across this West End-Elliot Overlook Park. I've been there and when I looked at the attached Google map realized that the map is totally wrong.
The park is located at Fairview Ave. and Marlow St. in Pittsburgh's West End-Elliot neighborhood. Use Marlow St. and zip 15205 to find it on Google maps. It overlooks the Ohio river and is a little distance from downtown so the view is fair. From the West End go up Steuben St. to get there. It is very desolate...don't go at night and keep your eyes open during the day. This neighborhood has seen better days.
Written September 20, 2016
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Robyn martin
Pittsburgh, PA26 contributions
Sep 2019
I have lived in Pittsburgh for over 40 years and have never visited the West End Overlook. I'm so glad I did. This place has amazing views of Pittsburgh. It is a very safe place (we went at night) and very well taken care of. It has walk ways and even a picnic table. Free parking nearby. A very gradual uphill climb, up a paved pathway.
Written November 5, 2019
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Mike S
Gettysburg, PA159 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We came back to take in the scenic view of the city and was suprised at the changes that have been made. the viewing area seems to be smaller and any type of crowd can interfer with photography attempts. The parking area is smaller then I recall.
Written November 4, 2018
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SayBye2Me
99 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
The view from The West End Overlook offers a better angle of the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River as they form the Ohio River than other well known spots. As well as The Golden Triangle.
Written January 12, 2017
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pubcrawlwer
pittsburgh67 contributions
Nov 2015 • Family
This is the very best view of the downtown skyline and the three rivers. It is a little offbeat for most tourists who go to the viewing platforms on Mt. Washington but the trip is worth it if you have a car..I am a local land try to take visitors to that view point.
Written June 27, 2016
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Tom S
Pittsburgh, PA1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Friends
In the summer, the view was covered by foliage and trees. Ignorant family gathering who placed their tables on the observation area rather than the lawn. AND... What looked like a gypsy wedding or sweet sixteen photo group who were ignorant and rude. Not impressed with the view or the people. Go to Mt. Washington.
Written July 18, 2015
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Cycle121
Pittsburgh, PA4 contributions
Aug 2013 • Solo
While most people will travel up to Mt. Washington to get photographs, as well as an extraordinary view of the city of Pittsburgh and it's surrounding neighborhoods, I prefer the West End Overlook. Parking is right next to a long walkway and trail that provides unimpeded views that really makes for a nice sunset during the summer. Highly recommended, much less populated than Mt. Washington.
Written July 6, 2014
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