What Are Some Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh?


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Some entertaining attractions in Pittsburgh are The Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Phipps is known for its varied plant collections, which include tropical and hardy bonsai, desert plants such as cacti and aloe, a range of ferns, various fruit and spice plants, orchids and palms.

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Phipps also hosts a number of classes and programs suitable for adults, children and educators.

The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh houses the world's largest collection of Warhol art pieces. Among the works at the museum are 900 paintings, around 100 sculptures, 1,000 unique prints, 4,000 photographs and 2,000 works on paper. The collection chronicles the development of the artist, showing the transitions between student work in the 1940s, commercial illustration in the 1950s, the iconic pop art of the 1960s, abstracts in the 1970s and collaborations in the 1980s.

The Andy Warhol Museum is one of four Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh, the others being the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Science Center and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. At the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, visitors can enjoy a range of permanent exhibitions: Dinosaurs in Their Time, featuring fossil specimens; Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems, displaying precious stones and jewelry; and Population Impact, which explores the influence of humans on the Earth.

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