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There is plenty to do on the 1,290-acre Settler's Cabin County Park. The favorite site is the wave pool, but there are also diving pools and tennis courts. The park's most unique feature is the Settler's Cabin, which was built in 1970 on the site of the Glass-Walker-Ewing house. The house was established as part of the original land-grant program. Plans are being discussed to use 400 acres for a botanical garden.
Located on Stratmore street, the Open Door Youth Outreach Center is a community center where children and youngsters can play and pray together—the place not only offers recreational programmes, but also an opportunity to study the Bible. Additionally, the center concentrates on infusing basic moral values in kids and provides financial as well as emotional backing to people in need. Check the website for further information.
Located in Bridgeville about 16 miles (25.75 kilometers) from Downtown Pittsburgh, Rolling Hills Ranch is one of the most popular equestrian ranches in Pennsylvania. The facility allows for a great time and gets you as close to natural horseback riding as possible. Boasting several trails for expert riders as well as beginners, time at this ranch is sure to be every bit as adventurous and fun individually or with family and friends.
The Pittsburgh Bonsai Society is one the foremost bonsai societies in the United States. Whether you are an amateur or a pro, you can come here and learn various gardening techniques. Visit the society, study different tricks of the trade and get to know suppliers of bonsai. The members of the society meet at the Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center every third Wednesday at 7p. They hold seminars, workshops, classes for beginners and professionals. Come by and be part of an intriguing art!
Founded more than 30 years ago, the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild was created to help inner-city youths develop a love of music and the arts. The guild features lectures and performances by artists and jazz musicians. Everyone from Chuck Corea to Maynard Ferguson has performed here. Tickets vary in price, but are usually between $22 and $30. Children under the age of 18 are admitted Thursday evenings for $10.
The Pittsburgh Voyager is docked outside the Carnegie Science Center on the North Side. The Voyager provides a floating scientific laboratory for children. Kids in grades five through 12 learn about river navigation, history, physical science and environmental science. The programs provide hands-on lessons. Children can also attend summer camp and weekend programs. Fees vary based on the type of program and camp.
Riverview Park sits on a hillside on the North Side of Pittsburgh. The park features a public pool, tennis courts, play areas and ball fields. The Allegheny Observatory, home to the University of Pittsburgh's 13-inch telescope, is also located here. The observatory is open to the public one day each October.
The Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet here to form the Ohio River. Thirty-six grassy acres at the confluence of the three rivers of Pittsburgh bear witness to the more than 200 years of history. French and British forts, central to the Seven Years War of the late 1700s, were located here, with sparse ruins forming the basis of a modern museum. Also on site is the famous fountain that shoots streams of water 150 feet high, and has become a symbol of the city. Its July 4th fireworks extravaganza draws massive crowds.
The Roberto Clemente Memorial Park honors one of the city's favorite baseball players. Roberto Clemente played for the Pittsburgh Pirates for 18 years and helped the team win the 1972 World Series. Months after the victory, Clemente died in a plane crash while supplying humanitarian aid to Costa Rica. A bronze statue depicts Clemente's ability with a baseball bat. The park sits on the North Side near the ballpark on the Allegheny River's north shore and has a water-taxi dock and facilities for boating, fishing and biking.
Located in the historic side of Pittsburgh, this aviary has a treasury of beauty in store. Come by to enjoy wild life in the lovely woods of North Pittsburgh. This place houses more than 600 rare and endangered species of birds. Witness various flight atriums, bird-related exhibits, and demonstrations. Take a break from your TV set and get your children along to do some real bird-watching and learn more about nature and these lovely creatures.
Pittsburgh may be best known as The Steel City, but that does not mean folks here do not have a little bit of country in their blood. Point State Park hosts the annual Dollar Bank Jamboree, an annual event featuring country music, a fishing competition and tons of children's activities. This year Wynnona headlines the music lineup. After the show, the evening ends with a fireworks display. The best part of the day is that the concert is free.
Located along the riverfront, Bessemer Court and Transportation Museum is an outdoor tour of Pittsburgh's industrial heritage. The Bessemer process was a technique brought from England to Pittsburgh by industrialist Andrew Carnegie for the making of steel. As they stroll along the river, visitors can view salvaged pieces of a Bessemer converter. Plaques describe the significance of each piece. The size of the machinery, even though it is in pieces, is amazing. The tour will provide visitors with a unique understanding of the steel industry. Admission is free, but parking is $1.