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Point State Park

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Address: 601 Commonwealth Pl, Bldg A, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Serving as a key strategic spot during the French and Indian War, this...

Serving as a key strategic spot during the French and Indian War, this National Historic Landmark and park offer stunning views of the city and a variety of outdoor recreation.

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Loved the water view

The park is right on the water so it provided a different view of the city. We were there in December of 2016 so they had a large lighted tree up which was very pretty at night... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
tlstanley99
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Nashville, North Carolina

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Nashville, North Carolina
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is right on the water so it provided a different view of the city. We were there in December of 2016 so they had a large lighted tree up which was very pretty at night. It was a nice change to see some green in the city because there is not much green there!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is place is so lively, you can do so many things at this place, you can either take a walk or sit just sit down and watch the sunset or you can watch the numerous boats, enjoy fishing or just sip beer from your hidden can. This was my favourite spot in the area and I went there every... More 

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Bunker Hill, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by at Point State Park in the evening of 12/20. It's in downtown. We parked at the parking lot near by which was about $7. My kids love the big Christmas tree there. The view of the rivers are spectacular. While we're there, we noticed 3 trains all at once. We also saw Heinz Stadium and Carnegie Science... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to find free street parking even though the Steelers were playing that day. Great park to bring the kids to, plenty of room to run around and admire the views of the stadiums and rivers!

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Carleton Place, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park to walk around. We went on a cold, windy day and it was still nice, so I could imagine it being really, really beautiful on a nice sunny day. It houses Fort Pitt Blockhouse - the oldest building in Pittsburgh - which was neat to get a photo with. It also has really great views... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here numerous times over the years. Have spent hours some days just sitting. Scenic, peaceful, so many choices of seats and views. great for walking and bike riding. I work across the street at Gateway Center and never tired of coming here. The fountain is fun to sit by too. Also check out the museum, it's interesting. A must... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Wonderful park in the heart of a fabulous city. I AM SO IMPRESSED WITH PITTSBURGH. The area is clean, beautiful and so worth taking in. What a great walking city. Beautiful pockets of surprises where ever you turn. Fabulous views.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

My wife and I appreciated the beauty and history of this park on a perfect fall Saturday afternoon. A level paved trail winds through varied, nicely-maintained trees and vegetation and offers scenic views of the stadiums and bridges on the north side, Mount Washington, and the incline, and the three rivers. There is a beautiful fountain at the point where... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We visited over thanksgiving. Nice park but was so disappointed that the fountain was not operating. Not sure why.

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Carthage, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Beautiful part of Pittsburgh; located at the point where all three rivers meet, and an excellent location for a quiet and peaceful walk.

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