September 23, 2020

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Pittsburgh Walking Tour: A Fun Day Activity For Kids


 
Get lost in Pittsburgh is a game suitable for kids of the age of six or above. It is designed as a city tour game with some riddles and interesting facts about the city of Pittsburgh. Playing a game is a great way to explore the city and its most famous sites.
 
There are 10 sites located not far from one another, marked with the numbers from 1 to 10. Use a map to locate the sites and solve the riddle when you reach each site. Take your time to explore the beautiful city of Pittsburgh and let the game be your tour guide for the day.
 

1. Fort Duquesne

Draw the shape of the fort.
 

Kevin Myers, via Wikimedia Commons
Kevin Myers, via Wikimedia Commons

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The city of Pittsburg was developed around the area where Fort Duquesne is located. The fort was first established by the French at the confluence of two rivers (Allegheny and Monongahela) in 1754. Later it was taken over by the English and finally by the Americans, who started to develop the city area around it. During the French and Indian War, the fort was destroyed but later in 1758, it was replaced with the neighboring Fort Pitt. Today the ruins of both forts are located in the Point State Park.
 

2. Market Square

What is the color of the circles on the square’s floor?
 

By John Marino, from Wikimedia Commons
By John Marino, from Wikimedia Commons

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The Market Square in Pittsburg serves as a gathering place for locals and visitors. In the past, this was the location of the first courthouse, first jail and the first newspaper west of the Atlantic Plain. Today, on the ground level of the square you can enjoy an evening dinner, hot cup of coffee or just scroll around the shops.
 

3. Buhl Building

How many stories does the building have?
 

Leepaxton, from Wikimedia Commons
Leepaxton, from Wikimedia Commons

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The Buhl Building is a well-known skyscraper, constructed in 1925 by the architect Wirt C. Rowland. This Neo-Gothic-style building serves as an important office center in the Downtown area of Pittsburgh. In the exact place where the building stands today, there used to be the creek called the Savoyard Creek. Before the skyscraper was built, the creek was covered into a sewer.
 

4. PPG Place

What is located in the middle of the PPG Place?
 

Photo by runJMrun on Foter.com
Photo by runJMrun on Foter.com

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PPG Place is a famous building complex in Pittsburgh which was intended to be the headquarters of the PPG Industries. In the center of the area, the 40-story office building called “One PPG Place” is located. All the buildings in the complex together contain 19,750 pieces of glass.
 

5. Fourth Avenue Historic District

Find the Pittsburgh Stock Exchange building and take a photo with it.
 

Photo by jmd41280 on Foter.com
Photo by jmd41280 on Foter.com

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The Fourth Avenue Historic District was the center of finance and banks in the 20th Century. Many features on the buildings in the district still remind a visitor of how important this district was in the past. One of the important buildings which still stands on its original site is the Pittsburgh Stock Exchange building, located on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Smithfield Street.
 

6. Mellon Square

What is the color of the geometric pavement in the park?
 

By Steve Tiesdell Legacy Collection, via Wikimedia Commons
By Steve Tiesdell Legacy Collection, via Wikimedia Commons

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Mellon Square is one of the modern urban parks in Downtown Pittsburgh. The square was built above the garage and consists of over 25,000 trees and many shrubs and flowers. Located on the square is also a historical marker of the Founding Convention of the American Federation of Labor which took place in Turner Hall on November 15, 1881.
 

7. Firstside Park

Sculptures of which animals can you find in the park?
 

Photo by Renee Rosensteel at pittsburghartplaces.org
Photo by Renee Rosensteel at pittsburghartplaces.org

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Firstside Park is one of the city’s newest parks. It is located across the street from the PNC Firstside Center on the spot where the old B&O Railroad terminal used to be. The park is a good example of a sustainably built urban space, as it was built using 2,500 tons of recycled concrete from a demolished public safety building. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walks under the beautiful deciduous trees and observe the ornamental grasses which are decorating the area.
 

8. Liberty Bridge

In which direction does the river flow?
 

Scillystuff, via Wikimedia Commons
Scillystuff, via Wikimedia Commons

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The Liberty Bridge connects Downtown Pittsburgh with the Liberty Tunnels and the South Hills neighborhoods. It was built over the Monongahela River in 1928. The Monongahela River is a 130-mile (210 km) long river which joins the Allegheny River and together they form the better known Ohio River.
 

9. Emerald View Park

How many bridges over the river can you see from the park?

By Bobak, via Wikimedia Commons
By Bobak, via Wikimedia Commons

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Emerald View Park is a big park area located in the neighborhoods of Mt. Washington, Duquesne Heights and Allentown. More than 1 million visitors walk the paths of the park every year to observe the stunning view of the city of Pittsburgh. Symbolically, the park was officially created on Earth Day 2007.
 

10. Mt. Washington Park

Which is the tallest building in Downtown Pittsburg that you can see from the park?
 

Leepaxton, via Wikimedia Commons
Leepaxton, via Wikimedia Commons

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Mount Washington Park is named after its location on the Washington hill on the south of Pittsburgh’s Downtown area. The hill is overlooking the city, which means the views of the city’s skyline from the park are well worth seeing. Even more, the view was rated to be the most beautiful vista in America by USA Weekend. Visitors can choose to use one of the two funiculars, the Duquesne or Monongahela Inclines, to drive from the riverside to the hill area. The funiculars are said to be the oldest continuous inclines in the world.