See the sights in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, the second-largest city in Pennsylvania, is rich with history. Travelers who fly into Pittsburgh will see two local heroes greeting them in the airport: statues of George Washington and Franco Harris. Washington helped rescue Pittsburgh's Fort Duquesne from the French in the 1750s, while Harris helped the city become a football powerhouse in the 1970's.
Once an industry town, the city has grown to much more than that, and the locals are very passionate about their sports teams. Visit these attractions to catch a game, see terrific views of the city's spectacular bridges and check out some innovative artwork.
Andy Warhol Museum|
Drive your Pittsburgh rental car to 117 Sandusky St. for out-of-this world art and to learn more about one of Pittsburgh's famous natives. At the Andy Warhol Museum, guests will see art in many different forms, with nearly:
- 900 paintings
- 1,000 prints
- 4,000 photographs
Warhol—whose unique style of pop art was revolutionary—passed away in 1987, but his legacy lives on. This 88,000-square-foot museum is the largest in the country dedicated to one artist.
In downtown Pittsburgh, known as 'The Point', the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet up to form the Ohio River. The three rivers have long been a lifeblood of the city's industry, and are the reason Pittsburgh has more than 400 bridges.
To see some terrific views of the rivers and bridges, drive your rental car to 125 West Station St. and take a trip on the Monongahela Incline, a 635-foot tram that takes passengers high above the cityscape to provide a unique perspective of the downtown area. The Incline first opened in 1870 and is useful for both sightseeing and as a mode of transportation.
Want to see one of the coolest fan traditions in all of professional sports? Drive your Pittsburgh rental car to 100 Art Rooney Ave., grab a seat at Heinz Field and watch the 65,050 patrons waive their bright yellow Terrible Towels in a frenzy when their team is on the field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League have historically been one of the best teams in the sport, with a league-record six Super Bowl championships, the most recent coming in 2009.
Fans began waving the towels in 1975 to bring the team good luck and haven't stopped since. Named to honor the city's great tradition in the steel mills, the Steelers are a source of civic pride in Pittsburgh. The team typically is tough and physical, matching the identity of the city.