Pittsburgh is in Pennsylvania

By: Douglas Scott

Pittsburgh is located in south western Pennsylvania, halfway between Chicago and New York City. It is one of the safest cities of its size in the United States and ranks among the cleanest cities in the United States.

Station Square, is a restored 19th-century rail road building that houses more than 40 specialty shops and more than a dozen restaurants. In the South Hills, shoppers can buy designer fashions and home furnishings for adults and kids at the Galleria, or enjoy a great selection of stores at South Hills Village, Village Square Mall and along Mount Lebanon's Washington Road business district.

The Strip is best known for its collection of clubs. The Strip has a Jekyll and Hyde personality. First thing in the morning, it is the farmer's market. Fresh produce, seafood, baked goods, meat, flowers, specialty ingredients, and hard-to-find ethnic foods. The same energy flows through the lunch hour, with hordes of locals and tourists alike devouring reubens and matzo ball soup at the Small man Street Deli. At night falls, the neighbourhood takes on a decidedly different vibe. Converted warehouses and factories house dance clubs like The World and cutting-edge restaurants like Roland's.

Carson Street is packed with a striking variety of bars and restaurants that attract every one from bikers to yuppies and this area of Pittsburgh is very pedestrian friendly.

Fort Pitt is in the Bouquet's Blockhouse, Pittsburgh's oldest building. It stands as a reminder of Fort Pitt and the original 18 acres which grew into the City of Pittsburgh. The Fort Pitt Museum, is located next to the Blockhouse, and offers a wide variety of exhibits and dioramas which covers the early French expeditions into the region to the beginning of Pittsburgh's industrial age.

The Andy Warhol Museum is located on the North Side. The museum features permanent collections of art and archives. Temporary exhibitions, including the work of other artists, are presented on a regular basis.

In the historic West Park on Pittsburgh's North Side, is the National Aviary, America's only independent indoor non-profit bird zoo. The Aviary is home to more than 600 birds of more than 200 species, many of which are threatened or endangered. From hummingbirds to Andean Condors there are birds from just about every corner of the world, with particular emphasis being placed on rain forest and wet land habitats. The birds are all kept in natural planted exhibits.

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