MainStay Suites Pittsburgh Airport
1000 Park Lane Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone: (412) 490-7343
Fax: (412) 788-6097
1000 Park Lane Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275
- Phone: (412) 490-7343
- Fax: (412) 788-6097
Arts & Museums
The Pittsburgh Children's Museum is filled with interactive and imaginative exhibits, which will keep kids busy for hours. Fans of "Mister Roger's Neighborhood" on PBS will find several of his "friends" in a puppet exhibit, as well as some of Jim Henson's creations. The museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. Admission is USD13 for adults, USD12 for children aged 2-18 and free for children under 2.
The convergence of three rivers that make up Pittsburgh became a hotly contested site in the 1750s during the French and Indian War. The blockhouse that stands on the site of the ruined Forts Duquesne and Pitt was built in 1764, and is the only portion of the forts left standing. Part of Fort Pitt was reconstructed for a museum and provides an interesting look at life during the 18th Century in an unsettled land.
This excellent museum rivals similar institutions in larger cities like New York and London, thanks to the vast Carnegie fortune. The museum makes for a great day out with the kids, and the surrounding area also offers many attractions. Exhibits have included displays on the Amazon rainforest, ancient Egypt, African and North American wildlife and, the perennial favorite for kids as well as adults, dinosaurs.
Industrialist Andrew Carnegie left many gifts for the residents of Pittsburgh. One of those is the Carnegie Museum of Art. Built between 1891 and 1895, the Renaissance-style building houses the city's largest collection of art. Carnegie was determined to mix old masterpieces with contemporary work, or what he once deemed "the old masters of tomorrow". Classes and tours are available, as are special programs for children. Admission includes the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Check website for details.
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts offers a variety of resources for local artists. The gallery exhibits works by well-known and emerging artists in a variety of mediums. More than 600 classes are offered in everything from drawing to music to yoga. The center is considered one of the largest art schools in the country. And the shops sell original work in jewelry, ceramics, paintings and more. Call the center for information on classes.
An exquisite collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, tapestries and Chinese porcelains are part of the collection of artworks assembled by Henry Clay Frick, the Pittsburgh industrialist and lieutenant of Andrew Carnegie. The Italian Renaissance-style structure is situated in a quiet neighborhood setting, adjacent to Frick Park. Occasionally, free Sunday afternoon chamber music concerts are held in the museum auditorium. The museum is part of the Frick Art and Historical Center, which includes Clayton, the Frick Family mansion and the Frick Carriage Museum.
Over five acres (2.02 hectares) of lawns, gardens and historic buildings make up the Frick Art and Historical Center, which is adjacent to part of the sprawling Frick Park. Landmarks in the center include the Frick Art Museum, the Car and Carriage Museum, Clayton House, a greenhouse, an education center, a museum shop, and a cafe.