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Western Pittsburgh Tourism

Western Pennsylvania has a variety of interesting places to visit or go shopping. If you have never been to Pittsburgh before; all of the following web sites will help you get acquainted with Pittsburgh and the surrounding area.
Pittsburgh is the home to some renowned museums that were begun by the 19th century industrialist Andrew Carnegie. They include the Museum of Natural History, Art Museum, Carnegie Science Museum, and the Andy Warhol Museum.
The Senator John Heinz History Center is operated by the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Since 2004 the History Center has been associated with the Smithsonian Institution and regularly shows exhibits on loan from there. You can learn more about the History Center from the next link.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden is a world renowned and a must see if you have a chance to visit. The current exhibit, Chihuly at Phipps: Gardens & Glass, runs through November 11, 2007 as well as the annual Fall Flower Show and a Halloween Happenings scheduled for October 27 from 4 to 8 PM.
If you love scenery and great views then Mt Washington is a must for you to visit. Also Pittsburgh is home to two functioning inclines that take passengers from Mt Washington down to the Southside attraction Station Square. Station Square is home to many shops and restaurants as well as the beginning of many different tours of Pittsburgh either by river or land. These can be checked out at the following web sites.
If you want to get away from the city, the best place to go is the Laurel Highlands. The following web sites will show where to go and how to get there. Many of the attractions of the Laurel Highlandhttp://www.laurelhighlands.org

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