Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Pittsburgh, United States

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Number of sights 12 sights
Distance 2.9 km
Ascend 191 m
Descend 198 m

Explore Pittsburgh in United States with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in PittsburghIndividual Sights in Pittsburgh

Sight 1: William Pitt Union

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William Pitt Union The original uploader was Crazypaco at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 2.5

The William Pitt Union, which was built in 1898 as the Hotel Schenley, is the student union building of the University of Pittsburgh main campus, and is a Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark.

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215 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Millenium Panther

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Millenium Panther / PD

A panther is the animal that serves as the official mascot of the University of Pittsburgh and used as a nickname for both athletic teams as well as other organizations and affiliates of the university. The mascot is generally referred to as the Pittsburgh Panther or Pitt Panther, while the costumed panther mascot is also named "Roc". Up to 20 physical representations of panthers can be found in and around the university's campus and athletic facilities.

Wikipedia: Panthers of Pittsburgh (EN)

191 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Nationality Rooms

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Nationality RoomsChloe Fan from Wellesley, USA / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Nationality Rooms are a group of 31 classrooms in the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning depicting and donated by the national and ethnic groups that helped build the city of Pittsburgh. The rooms are designated as a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation historical landmark and are located on the 1st and 3rd floors of the Cathedral of Learning, itself a national historic landmark, on the University of Pittsburgh's main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Although of museum caliber, 29 of the 31 rooms are used as daily classrooms by University of Pittsburgh faculty and students, while the other two are display rooms viewed through glass doors, utilized primarily for special events, and can only be explored via special guided tour. The Nationality Rooms also serve in a vigorous program of intercultural involvement and exchange in which the original organizing committees for the rooms remain as participants and which includes a program of annual student scholarship to facilitate study abroad. In addition, the Nationality Rooms inspire lectures, seminars, concerts exhibitions, and social events which focus on the various heritages and traditions of the nations represented. The national, traditional, and religious holidays of the nations represented are celebrated on campus and the rooms are appropriately decorated to reflect these occasions. The Nationality Rooms are available daily for public tours as long as the particular room is not being used for a class or other university function.

Wikipedia: Nationality Rooms (EN), Website

557 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: Pittsburgh Chinese Church

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Pittsburgh Chinese Church is an independent, interdenominational and evangelical church with locations in McCandless, Pennsylvania and the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Wikipedia: Pittsburgh Chinese Church (EN), Website

483 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 5: Heinz Memorial Chapel

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Heinz Memorial ChapelRyan Kelly from New York/Atlanta, USA / CC BY-SA 2.0

Heinz Memorial Chapel is a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark and a contributing property to the Schenley Farms National Historic District on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

Wikipedia: Heinz Memorial Chapel (EN), Website

175 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Cathedral of Learning

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The Cathedral of Learning is a 42-story skyscraper that serves as the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh's (Pitt) main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Standing at 535 feet (163 m), the 42-story Late Gothic Revival Cathedral is the tallest educational building in the Western Hemisphere and the second-tallest university building in the world, after the main building of Moscow State University. It is also the second-tallest gothic-styled building in the world, after the Woolworth Building in Manhattan. The Cathedral of Learning was commissioned in 1921 and ground was broken in 1926 under general contractor Stone & Webster. The first class was held in the building in 1931 and its exterior finished in October 1934, prior to its formal dedication in June 1937. It is a Pittsburgh landmark listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Wikipedia: Cathedral of Learning (EN)

217 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Stephen Foster Memorial

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The Stephen Collins Foster Memorial is a performing arts center and museum which houses the Stephen Foster Archives at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It is dedicated to the life and works of American songwriter Stephen Foster.

Wikipedia: Stephen Foster Memorial (EN), Website

157 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Dippy

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Dippy Carnegie Museums / CC BY-SA 3.0

Dippy is a public sculpture of Dippy, or Diplodocus carnegii, on the grounds of the Carnegie Institute and Library complex in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Wikipedia: Dippy (statue) (EN)

220 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Schenley Plaza

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Schenley Plaza is a public park serving as the grand entrance into Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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171 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain

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The Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain, also known as A Song to Nature, is a 1918 landmark public sculpture in bronze and granite by Victor David Brenner. It sits in Schenley Plaza at the entrance to Schenley Park and directly in front of the University of Pittsburgh's Frick Fine Arts Building in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The fountain is designated as a contributing property to the Schenley Farms Historic District.

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56 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 11: Nicholas Lochoff Cloister

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The Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building is a landmark Renaissance villa and a contributing property to the Schenley Farms-Oakland Civic Historic District on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The Frick Fine Arts Building sits on the southern edge of Schenley Plaza, opposite The Carnegie Institute, and is the home of Pitt's History of Art and Architecture Department, Studio Arts Department, and the Frick Fine Arts Library. Before its front steps is Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain.

Wikipedia: Frick Fine Arts Building (EN)

450 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded by Pittsburgh-based industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1896. Housing some 22 million specimens, the museum features one of the finest paleontological collections in the world.

Wikipedia: Carnegie Museum of Natural History (EN), Website

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