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Point of View Park, Pittsburgh

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Point of View Park is a parklet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

It sits on the edge of Mount Washington (Grandview Avenue at Sweetbriar Street) on the westernmost end of Grand View Scenic Byway Park, of which it is a part, and the Grand View Scenic Byway, a designated Pennsylvania scenic byway.

The park is named for a landmark 2006 public sculpture in bronze by James A. West, Point of View. The piece depicts George Washington and the Seneca leader Guyasuta, with their weapons down, in a face-to-face meeting in October 1770, when the two men met while Washington was in the area examining land for future settlement along the Ohio River.

Before the dedication of the park in October 2006 by mayor Luke Ravenstahl, it had been known by locals as "Photography Park" because of its popularity with tourists who perched on the concrete overlook taking pictures of the cityscape below.

Use our Pittsburgh visit planning website to arrange your visit to Point of View Park and other attractions in Pittsburgh.
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  • ...I've never been here before being in the Pittsburgh area over six months now. Grandview Avenue and this spot especially have the million dollar views of Pittsburgh. Well worth a trip to check...  more »
  • No matter the weather or the season, be it day or night, the view from the view point is always glorious. Best is to leave the viewpoint and walk along Grandview avenue, to look at the beautiful...  more »
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  • Great views of Pittsburgh from a majestic spot that offers a great angle of the city. The Indian sculpture is beautiful and it has a great backdrop which is sure to make a great spot for photos. It is clean and appealing. My only issue is that there is NO parking around and all the streets have huge signs with parking limitations, which makes it very challenging to get off the car to even get a few photos.
  • Point of View Park is an amazing overlook to view the city of Pittsburgh. You can see the confluence of the Allegheny River and Monongahela River which meet at Pittsburgh's Point State Park to form the Ohio River. You can see the two different color rivers mixing as well. I definitely recommend visiting both during the day and at night to see the city lights.

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