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The Point is so much more than what we see today; it is the center of so much history in the development of our country. As I walked in this area, I reflected on the many people whose footsteps came before me. It felt as if they were still here today with us through a mystical transport through time.
I am also a lover of water - streams, ponds, and especially rivers. Thus, the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers into the Ohio River was a dream come true for me.
The two small fountains at the Point represent the two smaller rivers, and the larger fountain represents the Ohio River. The wind does blow at the Point and the water will mist the surrounding area which is probably refreshing in the summer, but chilly other times of year.
Fort Pitt Museum is interesting for just $8. The diorama map of the Point at that time is worthwhile.
You can definitely get exercise walking along the rivers and on the wooded trails - and to and from your car. And if you choose to walk to the Duquesne Incline just across from the Point, then you can get more exercise.
Thankfully, I got there just after a rain on a Saturday in mid October so parking was not much of a problem - other than finding it through the confusing Pittsburgh streets. Summer and weekdays are probably more problematic.
When you visit here, come for the experience of viewing these tremendous bodies of water and to ponder those who came before us. If you do so, then this trip is so meaningful. Otherwise, there is not that much else special at this park to make the trip and parking worthwhile.
Date of experience: October 2019
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