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Let's celebrate the Pittsburgh Steelers – here and around the world.
Bringing home win after win, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one the city’s greatest ambassadors. Join the excitement of Steelers Nation by visiting the Immaculate Reception Monument on the North Shore, explore the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at the Heinz History Center and order the almost-famous Primanti Bros. sandwich for an authentic taste of Pittsburgh as you watch.
Read on for recommendations on you can celebrate your love for everything Steelers.
A trip to Pittsburgh to celebrate the Steelers is incomplete without stopping at historic landmarks for photo ops! Here are a few important and stunning stops we suggest you take:
On Dec. 23, 1972, the Pittsburgh Steelers played their first playoff game in franchise history against the Oakland Raiders. Just as the clock ran out, fullback Franco Harris scooped up the ball and ran for a touchdown that will forever be known as the Immaculate Reception. You can visit the memorial of this historic play in the exact spot where it happened on the site of the old Three Rivers Stadium near Acrisure Stadium.
50th Anniversary: The Pittsburgh Steelers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the play with an Immaculate Celebration Dec. 24, 2022, during the team's Christmas Eve game with a rematch against the Raiders. Hall of Famer Franco Harris will have his No. 32 retired officially during halftime, becoming only the third player in Steelers history to have their number retired. Steelers legends will reunite that weekend with additional activities Dec. 23 and 24 TBA.
The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, part of the Senator John Heinz History Center, is adding rare, never-before-seen artifacts and historic images to its Super Steelers exhibit beginning Nov. 9, 2022. The centerpiece of this exhibit is the football from the play itself along with additional Franco Harris artifacts. A special 50th Anniversary Event is also scheduled for Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
BONUS: If you’re flying into Pittsburgh International Airport, be sure to check out the Franco Harris Immaculate Reception statue en route to baggage claim for the perfect Pittsburgh photo op!
True Steelers fans know that a trip to Pittsburgh wouldn’t be complete without stopping for a photo with Steelers founder, Art Rooney, Sr. The Chief watches over Acrisure Stadium as a bronze statue holding his trademark cigar and has plenty of room for photos!
Do you know what a hypercycloid is? If you know the Steelers logo, you do! Read more about the history of the Steelers logo is documented by the American Iron and Steel Institute.
A grand view awaits atop Mount Washington, one of the most visited neighborhoods in Pittsburgh! Take in Pittsburgh’s stunning skyline and breathtaking views of the famed three rivers from the overlook along Grandview Avenue. Take your sightseeing to the next level with a ride on the historic Duquesne Incline, a 140-year-old funicular that glides along the side of Mount Washington.
Found at the tip of Pittsburgh’s Golden Triangle is the National Historic Landmark, Point State Park. Running along each side of the park are the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers that meet at the point to form the Ohio River. Sitting on 36-acres, the park provides recreational space, an iconic fountain and historic sites.
Discover the history behind the Steelers dynasty at the Heinz History Center! Holding the title of Pennsylvania’s largest History Museum, the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum is located on the Heinz History Center’s second and third floors, celebrating Western Pennsylvania’s unsurpassed sports legacy.
Stock up on Pittsburgh Steelers gear and memorabilia while you’re in the city! We are a town that bleeds black and gold, and you can find that in almost any apparel shop.
Located at the northeast section of Acrisure Stadium near Gate B and open seven days a week from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., you can find exclusive merchandise and an expansive apparel assortment for men, women and children. The store features the largest Terrible Towel presentation along with custom jersey printing, authentic game-used memorabilia and a large offering of Steelers collectibles and gifts.
Do You Know the history of the luckiest towel in sports? Learn about The Terrible Towel and how it continues to support local Pittsburghers.
Lining Smallman Street and Penn Avenue is Pittsburgh’s historic Strip District. Stop by any weekend morning and find the streets lined with shops and vendors eager to help you find what you are looking for. From the ultimate Pittsburgh apparel to fruits, veggies, flowers, jewelry and more – you are sure to find what you are looking for in the Strip District.
Bonus: Stop in at the original Primanti Bros. and enjoy a Primanti’s Sandwich. Piled high with meat, cheese, french fries and slaw, the “Almost Famous Sandwiches” are a staple to Pittsburgh. And while there, snap a selfie with the mural wall and Steelers players from now and then.
And when you are missing that Pittsburgh staple once you're home, don't forget you can seek out one of the 39 nationwide locations.
Feeling thrifty? Zed’s in the Southside offers thrifted and new items including retro Steelers gear. Find classic shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more at this unique shop that always has something new on the rack.
There are countless sports bars and restaurants in Pittsburgh that hold regular watch parties for Steelers games. In previous seasons, local fans and visitors would gather to watch as their favorite football team took to the gridiron for their weekly match-up. There isn’t one bar or restaurant in Pittsburgh’s 90 neighborhoods that doesn’t tune in as the Steelers’ take to Acrisure Stadium on game day. Here are some of our favorites:
The true Pittsburgh classic. With multiple locations spread across Pittsburgh, you can’t leave without eating a Primanti’s Sandwich. Piled high with meat, cheese, French fries and slaw, the “Almost Famous Sandwiches” are a staple to Pittsburgh.
Pro Tip: Have Primanti’s cater your at-home watch party for a true Pittsburgh tailgate party!
William Penn Tavern
Located in the Shadyside neighborhood, William Penn Tavern is most known for its delicious wings! The menu lists multiple bar favorites, drinks, daily specials and more. Enjoy indoor and outdoor seating while you dine and watch the big game!
Coughlin’s Law Kitchen & Ale House
Sitting on top of Mount Washington, Coughlin’s offers 43 rotating taps, a seasonal menu with locally sourced ingredients and outdoor seating. Stop by for gorgeous views and delicious bites before, during or after the game.
Carson City Saloon
Located on East Carson Street in the Southside, Carson City Saloon offers multiple levels of seating including a beautiful rooftop! Enjoy great food and drinks with new and local beers on tap each month.