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Rivers of Steel

The Steelmaking Capital of the World...
Rivers of Steel Heritage Park MapDiscover the legacy of Big Steel as you explore the Pittsburgh area and the river valleys of southwestern Pennsylvania and the heritage of America's Second Industrial Revolution. On guided riverboats and bus tours through the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation, you'll visit the great mill towns that gave this region the title "Steel Making Capital of the World."

The Company Towns...
In Homestead, Aliquippa, and the other "company towns," you'll learn how steel and mine workers struggled for safe conditions, decent wages, and the right to organize. Tour a working coal mine in Tarentum or view the Edgar Thomason Works in Braddock, a modern steel facility originally founded by Andrew Carnegie 125 years ago. Visit a preserved machine shop and foundry in Rice's Landing along the Monongehala River and on to West Overton, to visit the birthplace of "Coke King" Henry Clay Frick.

Rich Cultural Experiences...
If it's cultural experiences you're looking for, Pittsburgh has its share of attractions including the John Heinz Regional History Center, Carnegie Science Center, Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museums, the Phipps Conservatory and National Aviary to name a few. A ride on the incline to the top of Mt. Washington to get a panoramic view of the city and the three rivers is a must.

Great Activities...
Be here for the Pittsburgh Arts Festival in the spring or the Great Pierogi Cook-Off in the fall. Catch a Pirate or Steeler game at PNC Park and Heinz Field or a Penguins game at the Mellon Arena. Take a plunge on the Phantom's Revenge, an 82 mph roller coaster with a 228-foot drop, located at vintage Kennywood Park, a National Historic District. Shed a few pounds hiking or biking the Youghiogheny River Trail - voted one of America's top trails - and stop by Ohiopyle State Park to see the "falls."

Map Detail of Rivers of Steel Heritage Park - Each arrow is a link to more information about the attraction. Ohiopyle State Park Andy Warhol Museum Carnegie Museum of Art

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