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“Really stepped up their game!”

Senator John Heinz History Center
Ranked #10 of 182 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

It's been years since I've been to the History Center and they have really stepped up their game since the last visit. Besides the excellent Pittsburgh Sports and Glass exhibits, it has expanded the Heinz exhibit and added a several other displays. The section on Pittsburgh's 90 neighborhoods (and Mr. Roger's Neighbrhood) is absolutely awesome. The Pittsburgh Tradition of Innovation is also excellent. There are also exhibits on "From Slavery to Freedom", "Clash of Empires", and "Lewis and Clark". I didn't check out the 'hands-on' "Discovery Place" or "Kidsburgh" because my kids ae grown now, but the Great Hall is always fun. Go between Nov 18th 2017 and Jan 15, 2018 and you'll catch "A Very Merry Pittsburgh". I used the think admission was a little high, but I spent all day there while my wife had jury duty, and I still didn't get to see everything. Great Pittsburgh attraction. I even had a pretty good and inexpensive snack at the on-site cafe.

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This eclectic museum covers so much of Pittsburgh history - including that of Senator Heinz as well as all varieties of professional sports. We had some private time due to attending an evening reception; however, I would likely return during normal hours as well.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

when you come to this place there is much that they have that you can learn from and they have 7 floors that you could go and look at there was so many great things invented.

Thank 313brandiem
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great time. Crazy stuff was invented in Pittsburgh. Docents were awesome! Great sense of humor and seriously good story telling

Thank Holly S
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Stop by this museum to learn more about Pittsburgh history. They have a nice section upstairs about sports. Perfect for all ages

Thank tina9481
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