Pittsburgh is full of awesome, well-known and world renowned, sites, attractions, and venues. But sometimes the best way to get to know a city is by exploring all its hidden nooks and discovering something you never knew existed. Start exploring Pittsburgh today.
Did you know that the oldest site of human habitation in North America is right here in Western Pennsylvania? Touring the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village means checking out 20,000 ancient artifacts, millions of plant and animal remains, and much more. The historic site was discovered in 1955, but not fully excavated until 1973, a process that took 6 years and uncovered ancient tools, pottery, and ice-age fire pits.
Schedule a tour at the Bayernhof Museum for the surprise of a lifetime. Explore the 19,000 square foot mansion and hear the wild tales of former owner Charles B. Brown. The museum serves as a home for a collection of antique automatic music machines, but the real treat is the incredible property, complete with secret passages, a cave, and genuine Bavarian antiques.
The Water Cube
Sparkling or still? Find a surprise oasis on 8th and Penn Avenue downtown. The Water Cube is an art installation that offers free water (both still and sparkling) during the summer months. It’s a perfect stop along the way for those exploring the city on foot or by bike.
Art Bike Racks
While you’re exploring, be on the lookout for some interesting bike racks. The Cultural District is riddled with artist designed functional bike racks! Be sure to snap a pic when you find one!
The Zenith is one thing you’d never expect to find on a residential street in the South Side. This eclectic yet welcoming space is home to an antique shop and vegan café. Communal tables set with vintage glassware and plates make you feel right at home, while the eccentric décor gives you a sense that you are somewhere very special.
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Maggie’s Rum Farm
Find Maggie’s Rum Farm, the first commercially-made PA craft rum since Prohibition, in the Strip District. The Strip is a hip and trendy neighborhood founded on the industrial history of Pittsburgh’s hardest workers, so it seems fitting to have this one-of-a-kind hidden gem located in an unassuming building right in the heart of the Strip District.
One of the most mesmerizing things on our Free Things to Do list, the Allegheny Observatory is open for tours on Thursday and Friday nights in the warmers months. Check out their tour information for specific details. On clear nights, visitors can tour the building, see a short presentation, and check out the skies over Pittsburgh in all of its glory!
Dinosaurs of Pittsburgh
There are dinosaurs all over Pittsburgh, not just at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Keep your eyes peeled and your selfie sticks ready, because you never know when you’ll come up on a dino out in the wild! Can you find them all?
City of Asylum
A sanctuary for endangered and exiled writers located in the North Side, City of Asylum provides literary programs as well as public art like the House Poem, Jazz House, and Winged House. A deep dive into this unique Pittsburgh neighborhood can be quite inspiring. Find more here!
There you have it. The coolest Easter Egg hunt you'll ever do! Make sure to use #LovePGH when you post pics of all the stops you make on the list!