Point State Park
Point State Park
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Serving as a key strategic spot during the French and Indian War, this National Historic Landmark and park offer stunning views of the city and a variety of outdoor recreation.
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  • ElvisAndrus
    Arlington, Texas820 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glad I went
    I love big green spaces in the middle of cities. And that is what this is. Must have taken some incredible will to complete the reclamation project. Really close to walk from the core of downtown and once there some nice public art and some subtle but delghtful interpretatons of the history. And a museum if you want more. It was not crowed on April 11, one of the first really nice days of the year. So my rating is as much for what it is as for anything in particular that we did there. You'd like to think that come summer it would have a little hum and buzz.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 1, 2023
  • Francis P
    Austin, Texas74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Park
    What a landscape. Stand witnessing the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, forming the Ohio River. Iconic Fountain adorns the peninsula. Bit of cleanliness issues but a great park maintained in the city. Enjoy the cityscapes and water.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 9, 2023
  • V R
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice for a quick visit
    Pretty fountain and great views of the water/boats/etc. There is also a stone outline of the old fort and a few plaques to read. Unless you want to have a picnic there or people/river watch for a long time, 20-30 minutes is adequate. There is a lot nearby that charges $10 to park, so try for street parking if you can. The park was nice when we were there in the afternoon, but not sure if I would feel as comfortable there at night.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Thekansaspyet
    Middletown, Connecticut727 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exhibits depicted the trying times of my g*grandfather
    My husband and I were retracing some of the activities and travels of my ancestors. My g*grandfather was a Ranger during the 1780's, guarding the western frontier. He knew Fort Pitt well. The Fort Pitt museum has some very interesting narratives of the life and times of people at the Fort and the impact of the French and English struggles for power in the area. It is well worth a trip. The park itself is very nice on a sunny day. The only remaining blockhouse from the period is a story in itself.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 11, 2023
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PJ
Portland, OR76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were so fortunate to experience a gorgeous day - of course this is a must do must see - this is an iconic place for Pittsburgh.
Written November 24, 2023
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Beautifuldays2013
Baltimore, MD204 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We tried to get here and had no luck finding access to it. I suggest you ask at your hotel and maybe they can tell you the best route.
Same problem with the Fort Pitt Museum.
No signs either.
Very disappointing.
Written October 12, 2023
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Thekansaspyet
Middletown, CT727 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
My husband and I were retracing some of the activities and travels of my ancestors. My g*grandfather was a Ranger during the 1780's, guarding the western frontier. He knew Fort Pitt well. The Fort Pitt museum has some very interesting narratives of the life and times of people at the Fort and the impact of the French and English struggles for power in the area. It is well worth a trip. The park itself is very nice on a sunny day. The only remaining blockhouse from the period is a story in itself.
Written September 11, 2023
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Stan D
10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We were in a hotel we thought was near the Park, so we ventured out for history's sake. It looked like a straight, easy walk to the park, but it wasn't. Oh, yeah, you can get there, but it's a little more "round about" than you would expect, and you will have to cross some pretty busy streets. There's a lot of traffic down there, too. The park is pretty cool for walking along two rivers, relaxing, and enjoying the view, but just know that everything around is very busy.
Written August 18, 2023
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Brendan P
Lancaster, PA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I went to the Point State Park and it was absolutely awesome. I got to go to the welcome center to get my state park stamp and I was able to explore the park. Everyone there was very nice and the park was absolutely beautiful being able to see the 3 rivers flow into one. I highly recommended seeing it when you visit Pittsburgh.
Written August 9, 2023
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V R
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Pretty fountain and great views of the water/boats/etc. There is also a stone outline of the old fort and a few plaques to read. Unless you want to have a picnic there or people/river watch for a long time, 20-30 minutes is adequate. There is a lot nearby that charges $10 to park, so try for street parking if you can. The park was nice when we were there in the afternoon, but not sure if I would feel as comfortable there at night.
Written August 4, 2023
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Mark P
Swampscott, MA2,553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This park sits at the confluence of the rivers. It offers fine views, but is also a nice place to take a walk in the middle of Pittsburgh.
Written August 2, 2023
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phvi2617
Anaheim, CA562 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Point State Park sits at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, and it also marks the site of Fort Duquesne, an important location in the French and Indian Wars. The outline of the fort is now a lovely green surrounded by walkways and trees, and it's a perfect place for a stroll.
Written July 22, 2023
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CVTravelers
Castro Valley, CA266 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The state park is very close to downtown and provides great views of the rivers and downtown. The fountain makes for some nice pictures and if you enjoy history, the outlines of the old forts are worth a look. We would recommend the walk if you are in the downtown area. The bridges that cross the river have nice pedestrian walkways allowing for safe crossing on busy highway bridges.
Written June 27, 2023
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Francis P
Austin, TX74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
What a landscape. Stand witnessing the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, forming the Ohio River. Iconic Fountain adorns the peninsula. Bit of cleanliness issues but a great park maintained in the city. Enjoy the cityscapes and water.
Written June 10, 2023
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