Point State Park, Pittsburgh
Point State Park, located at the confluence of three rivers, is at the tip of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.” It commemorates and preserves the strategic and historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War (1754 - 1763).Point State Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Pittsburgh Edition.
Once a busy industrial area, the area had deteriorated into a commercial slum by the 1940s. The development of a state park was authorized in 1945 and the first parcel of the 36-acre property was purchased in 1946. The park was completed and dedicated in 1974. It is now one of the nation’s outstanding historical parks and tourist attractions and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
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Point State Park Reviews
Great place to walk around and get the feel of the rivers and the city. Would reccomend staying to warmer times of the year as it does get cold and windy! more »
We visited here on a Sunday morning when there were no other activities happening, so it was very quiet and not crowded. Really nice place to walk around, or sit and enjoy the views. more »
A beautiful area which is meant to be the point where a French fort stood. It also serves as a point which identifies the split for Monongahela and Allegheny River. Probably one of the best tourist spots in Pittsburgh. You can sit at the edge where you can feel the cool breeze. You can watch the sunset as it remains to have a beautiful hue. Best to visit this place in summer in the evening. It also has a fountain which looks very beautiful in the evening.
Beautiful park with great photographic opportunities. Don't forget your camera when you go there! Whether you're a local or just visiting... this is definitely a place you don't want to miss. Great views of the Northside, Mount Washington, the bridges and stadiums. They also have their annual art festival there which is a must-do! Their fourth of July festivities take place here and they are among the best of the best!
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