The Steel City, the City of Brides or America’s Most Liveable City — whatever you call Pittsburgh, if there’s one thing locals and tourists can agree on, it is that this spectacular city has so much more to offer than just its downtown high rises and surrounding waterways. Pittsburgh is a city full of culture, diverse ethnicities and sports accolades and its North Shore is one of the best regions of the town to experience all of this with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages. Whether you consider yourself a sports fanatic, art aficionado or simply want to experience the city’s most unique landmarks, a walking tour of Pittsburgh’s North Shore has something for everyone.
Start your walking tour of the North Shore at one of Pittsburgh’s most iconic sports complexes, Heinz Field. Spend time taking in the splendor of this impressive stadium’s exterior, but save time for a 90-minute tour of its interior where you’ll experience exclusive looks at its Luxury Suites, South Plaza, FedEx Great Hall, locker rooms, clubs, press box and field. Your knowledgeable Steeler tour guide will share rare information, fun trivia and answer any questions you have about Heinz Field’s history. This tour spot is appropriate for Steelers fans of all ages.
Once you’ve wrapped up your first stop at Heinz Field, you’re just minutes away from reaching the stunning Mr. Rogers Memorial Statue, which is located between Heinz Field and PNC Park. You can’t miss this 10-foot-tall bronze statue that was revealed to the city in a dedication ceremony in November 2009. In typical Mr. Rogers’ fashion, this Pittsburgh celebrity is depicted tying his shoe with an always-smiling face. Snap some photos of it as you stroll along the North Shore’s river walkway toward the next tour destination: PNC Park.
You’ve seen the Steelers sidelines, now head to the dugout at the breathtaking PNC Park. A ten-minute walk along the city’s three rivers will find you in this classic field voted by TripAdvisor as America’s Best Ballpark. Take in the beautiful views of the Pittsburgh skyline from this nostalgic ballpark during a tour of the venue. Even if you think you know all there is to know about the Pirates and its incredible ballpark, a visit to PNC Park may very well change your mind and introduce you to some amazing facts you may not have known.
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A four-minute walk up West General Robinson Street will take you from PNC Park to The Andy Warhol Museum. Pittsburgh is both the birthplace and home of pop-art artist Andy Warhol and the Carnegie Institute has done an incredible job of preserving and sharing the life and work of this iconic artist. As one of four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, The Andy Warhol Museum features seven floors of painting, prints, sculpture, paper works, photographs and film. Group tours are available as well as general admission to its gallery talks, café, store and all exhibitions.
It’s a 20-minute walk or a five-minute taxi ride to Randyland, the final stop on your walking tour of Pittsburgh’s North Shore. Deemed one of the North Shore’s most colorful landmarks, Randyland is the home of artist Randy Gilson and perhaps Pittsburgh’s most memorable house thanks to its bold, bright colors and unique décor that includes butterflies, ladybugs and even dinosaurs. You are welcome to explore Randyland’s amazing outdoor public art display that offers a whimsical journey for young and old alike. Randyland is situated in the city’s Mexican War Streets on Arch Avenue.
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