Parade around Point State Park
On a sunny day in Pittsburgh (a rarity!), no one can resist a trip to Point State Park, especially for some reflection at the fountain, which is perfect for sitting and enjoying the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers.
Celebrate America’s favorite pastime and Pittsburgh’s favorite baseball player at this historic Engine-House-turned-museum, which showcases the world’s largest exhibited collection of baseball artifacts and other materials, with a focus on the great Roberto Clemente. Clemente came to the Pirates in 1954 and was not only a great player, but a humanitarian; en route to help earthquake victims in Nicaragua, he lost his life in a plane crash. A visit to this museum is necessary for any baseball fan, Pittsburgher, or both.
Tour the closest thing to Willy Wonka’s Factory at Inventionland
RIDC Industrial Park
Pittsburgh is the home of many inventions, including the Polio vaccine, the Big Mac, and Heinz Ketchup. Inventionland is a 60,000 square foot work environment where area inventors work on the next big idea to change the world. Inside the giant warehouse are unique themed sets for inventors to work in, like pirate ships, treehouses, and more, and it’s fun to see the creative process pop up all around you. However, if you go on a tour note that photography is expressly prohibited. So, oompa- loompa-doopity-don’t post a pic on social media.