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The Carnegie Museums of PittsburghScottish-born Andrew Carnegie earned his fortune on Pittsburgh's steel industry when it was the steel capital of the world. In 1895, he founded Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, which has grown to include Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum.

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Appalachian Trail Hike The Appalachian Trail is a distinctively American creation that has become something of an American pilgrimage for people of all ages and all walks of life. Today, two to three million people a year visit the Appalachian Trail, which offers approximately 2,180 miles of the most beautiful views from the east coast. Take a look at our guide to Appalachian Trail hikes for some active inspiration.

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Religious Transformation: The Renaissance of Pittsburgh ChurchesImagine waking up in a former monastery, enjoying a meal in a de-sanctified church, or attending a concert in one of two music venues that were formerly churches. This can all be done in Pittsburgh, a city that has thrived by reinventing itself.

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The Greenest Building on Earth | Pittsburgh's Centre for Sustainable LandscapesPittsburgh is a leading city in environmental sustainability with more than 37 green-certified buildings. It’s home to one of the greenest buildings on Earth: The Centre for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The state-of-the-art, three-story structure, which opened in December 2012, is the first building to try and achieve three of the highest green building and landscapes standards.

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Steel City Insider: A Beginner's Pittsburgh Guide

by Marsha December 2013 - last edited October

Steel City Insider: A Beginner's Pittsburgh GuideNamed one of National Geographic Traveler magazine's must-visit places, Pittsburgh is no longer an industrial steel city. Located in southwestern Pennsylvania where the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers meet, Pittsburgh is a “green” city with a vibrant cultural scene and plenty to offer visitors...

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