Life in the Steel City is anything but boring this time of year. As kids head back to school, football and hockey seasons get back into full gear, and the hints of fall begin to seep into the air, there’s plenty to see and do on the calendar.

And then there are the all-time standby wonders: timeless landmarks that help you engage with a city of the past and the present. Whether you’ve just recently moved to the Pittsburgh area or have seen these sights countless times, Pittsburgh Magazine has recently compiled its list of the 7 Wonders of Pittsburgh to appreciate throughout the year. Here are our highlights from each one:

1. Monongahela & Duquesne Inclines

The views from the top of Mount Washington are breathtaking. How best to get there? Slow and steady for the win! After a significant renovation in 2022 to modernize the controls and electrical components, the Monongahela is the longest-running incline in the United States and runs every 15 minutes. The Duquesne is a little bit younger and runs based on demand. You might want to also pop into the neighboring business districts on Shiloh Street or the Grandview Avenue eateries for a special occasion or private events. Worth noting: whichever incline you ride, be sure to bring exact cash for the fare or a PRT fare card.

2. Kennywood

Since Kennywood opened in 1898 as a trolley park, the amusement park has grown to become a local favorite for everything from school and work picnics to special events to extended fall and holiday fests. Annually, Kennywood’s season extends well into fall and winter, with plenty to do in the cooler months. Inside the park, you can find wooden roller coasters, such as the fan-favorite Jack Rabbit, along with newer thrill-seeker’s coasters like the Steel Curtain and Phantom’s Revenge. Kennywood is also one of two U.S. amusement parks that have been designated a National Historic Landmark.

3. Cathedral of Learning

On the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, the cathedral has earned the nickname “Cathy” by Pitt students and is open for everyone to enjoy. Offering lunch breaks, study periods, or the occasional excursion, the 535-foot gothic-style structure has become a beloved part of the community.

4. Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Phipps Conservatory began its story 130 years ago thanks to philanthropist Henry W. Phipps who bestowed it to Pittsburgh. With more than 15 acres of delightful grounds, it now encompasses 14 different glasshouse rooms with permanent garden collections. If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy photo opp or beautiful date night spot, Phipps is just the place.

5. Frick Park

Known as Pittsburgh’s Woodland Park for the extensive trails throughout steep valleys, Frick Park stretches from northern borders in Point Breeze down to the Monongahela River. The park features the famous Blue Slide playground and Frick Environmental Center, plus it boasts red clay tennis courts, baseball fields, and Pennsylvania’s only public bowling green.

6. The Andy Warhol Museum

As one of four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Warhol Museum is home to more than 10,000 works of art. Most well-known for his pop-art creations, Warhol also worked in various artforms throughout his career. The seven-floor gallery welcomes 150,000 visitors every year for both kids and kids-at-heart.

7. Point State Park

Whether it’s a spot after the Pittsburgh Marathon or celebrating the 4th of July, The Point State Park is a beautiful green space that has been around for nearly 50 years. A typical day might see family strolling along Three Rivers Heritage Trail or colleagues having lunch together or couples gazing upon the reflection pool. Bikes are also popular, as there’s an access point to the Great Allegheny Passage a 150-mile bike trail between Cumberland, Maryland and Pittsburgh. Be sure to check out the 150-foot fountain as well, right where the Monongahela and Allegheny meet to form the Ohio River.

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