Welcome to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, or the "Steel City," is a Pennsylvania city that is second in size only to Philadelphia in the commonwealth. It is a hub of industry, finance and culture, not just in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, but also in the entire United States. It is a bustling triangle, forged on two sides by the Monongahela River and the Allegheny River.

While less historically significant than the larger Philadelphia, Pittsburgh still has rich history and plenty to entertain tourists. Near the top of the list are sporting events. The Pirates is a championship winning baseball club that makes its home in Pittsburgh. The Steelers is a team among the best in the NFL. The Pittsburgh Penguins may not be quite as well known in the realm of hockey, but they are nevertheless also championship winners. These three teams, along with several lesser-known teams, can be seen at PNC Park, Heinz Field and the Consol Energy Center, respectively.

Heinz Hall is also home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The local opera can be seen at the Benedum Center. The two arenas also play host to a number of other musical acts. When it comes to dance, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater is at the top of the list for professional shows. For theater, there is no one place that stands out above the rest. There are simply too many companies in Pittsburgh from which to choose. Venues like Benedum Center have theater events frequently, so finding a good show is simply a matter of checking show times at the various theaters in Pittsburgh.

Like other culturally centered cities, Pittsburgh is a great place to experience history, science and art. It is also hard to forget the animals at the Pittsburgh Zoo. When it comes to history, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History has the most epic exhibits in the city. Those who like history that includes massive lizards and buried pharaohs will love it there. When it comes to science, the Carnegie Science Center is the place to visit. When it comes to art, there are quite a few places to go, from the Bayernhof Music Museum to the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.