Cultural Treasures of Pittsburgh
- Start: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- End: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:36
- Total Mileage: 5 Miles
- Number of stops: 5
Once regarded as the most polluted city in the U.S., Pittsburgh has come a long way from its coal-grimed past. While the transformation from "Smoky City" to cosmopolitan destination is notable, even more remarkable is the way the city has retained its tough, hardworking, hard-playing character. In this new international mecca for contemporary artists, "watch the Steelers?" is still the standard Monday morning greeting during football season. The city built on iron and steel is now home to the world-famous Andy Warhol Museum (a real affront to the Big Apple, but even artsy New Yorkers admit that it's worth the trip). To experience a bit of all that Pittsburgh has to offer, spend a weekend exploring both the new and the old attractions. Visit the dinosaur skeletons at the renowned natural history museum. Do the modern art scene at the Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory Museum. Include a trip on a Victorian cable car for spectacular views of the city from above, and spend the night at an elegantly renovated monastery. Your trip to Pittsburgh will be as well-rounded and diverse as the city itself.