Andy Warhol Museum

#8 in Best Things To Do in Pittsburgh
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Key Info

117 Sandusky Street

Price & Hours

$20 for adults; $10 for kids 3-18
Tues-Thurs, Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Fri 10 a.m.-1...

Details

Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.8scorecard
  • 3.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Located a block east of PNC Park in the North Side, the Andy Warhol Museum is the largest single-artist museum in the country. Housed in a refurbished warehouse, it holds seven floors' worth of instillations, reproductions and educational exhibits dedicated to one of the most famous Pittsburghers. Fans will find originals like the Brillo Boxes sculpture and the Elvis Presley painting among other artifacts and exhibits.

And with all that space, visitors can easily get their pop art fix. Most museumgoers appreciated the colorful pieces and loved learning a little more about Warhol's life and creative process. However, some say this museum might only interest die-hard fans and note the admission is a bit pricey.

You'll find the Andy Warhol Museum on Sandusky Street. Parking is available a block north of the museum on Sandusky Street or in the nearby garage (for a fee). Adult admission is $20 with discounts available for seniors, students and children. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on Fridays. Check out the museum's website for more information.

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The Duquesne Incline is one of two uphill trolleys — and it has been carting visitors up Mount Washington since the 1870s. After falling on hard times, the Duquesne Incline was lovingly restored in 1963. But why should you visit the trolley in this area instead of the Monongahela one?

This one transports you to an ideal vantage point in Mount Washington, directly above where Pittsburgh's three rivers collide. There's a large viewing platform that extends just over the cliff and on a clear day, the view from the top makes for some excellent photographs. However, some recent visitors say you should wait and hop on the incline at night since it's less crowded and you can see the illuminated city below. Once you get to the top, aside from admiring the view, you can take some time to check out the small museum with some fun facts on Pittsburgh's history and photographs, or grab a souvenir from the gift shop. There are a few restaurants near the upper station as well, though travelers say they're pretty pricey and you're better off heading back downtown to grab a bite to eat.

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