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Pittsburgh Introduction


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, retains its Steel City reputation, so some visitors expect a city with grime-covered buildings and a smoky atmosphere. But the steel mills are long gone, and Pittsburgh is rapidly becoming known for its three major industries: health care, education and technology. Finance and tourism also play important economic roles.   Click here to see the full Pittsburgh travel guide on Travel42 »

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Pittsburgh Geography


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As you enter the city via the Fort Pitt Bridge, Pittsburgh greets you with a sparkling skyline, rows of bridges, a grand fountain and three rivers. Pittsburgh's downtown, known locally as the Golden Triangle, stands at the convergence of these waterways. There lies the city's scenic center, as well as the headquarters of several Fortune 500 businesses.   Click here to see the full Pittsburgh travel guide on Travel42 »

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Pittsburgh History


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The site of today's Pittsburgh—the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet to form the Ohio River—was once a Native American village. It developed into a fur-trading post in the 1600s, and in the mid-1700s, as the British and French squared off in the French and Indian War, the area became a battleground. The French built Fort Duquesne at the confluence of the rivers. When the English captured it in 1758, they renamed it Fort Pitt: the basis for the later name of Pittsburgh.  Click here to see the full Pittsburgh travel guide on Travel42 »

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Pittsburgh Sightseeing & Things to Do


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Point State Park is located at the site of the original Fort Pitt, where the city itself began. The park is currently undergoing a massive renovation, and areas may be closed to the public.   Click here to see the full Pittsburgh travel guide on Travel42 »

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Pittsburgh Nightlife


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Whether you want an Iron City beer or an icy martini, a quiet tavern or a hopping dance club, you can find it in Pittsburgh. On almost any night there's music—everything from jazz and rock to polka and bossa nova. The Strip District, the South Side and Station Square are where much of the action takes place. Most bars close their doors around 2 am.  Click here to see the full Pittsburgh travel guide on Travel42 »

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Pittsburgh Restaurants & Dining


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Pittsburgh's ethnic diversity is reflected in restaurant menus throughout the city. Sample Spanish, Italian, New American and French dishes on the South Side. In the East End you'll find Portuguese, Russian, Jewish and Asian specialties.   Click here to see the full Pittsburgh travel guide on Travel42 »

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