The Best Things to Do in Pittsburgh for the Sports Fanatic

If you are planning a trip to Pittsburgh and love sports, you have to make sure you add these places to your itinerary.

Many would agree that there isn’t a bigger sports town around, and Pittsburghers nurture their young to embrace that proud legacy.

Just ask me. My husband has successfully raised Pittsburgh sports fans in the Philly suburbs.

The Best Things to Do in Pittsburgh for the Sports Fanatic

PNC Park Tour

Every Pittsburgh Pirate’s fan has to take a behind the scenes tour of PNC Park. The interactive tour gives guests a broad view of the 38,000-seat facility with its classic view of the city’s picturesque skyline.

The tour lasts 90 minutes and takes you through the Pirates Clubhouse (available only when the team is on the road), Dugout/Warning Track, Batting Cages, Pop’s Plaza, Pittsburgh Baseball Club, Luxury Suites, Press Box, and Legacy Theater.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or on the day of the Tour (unless otherwise noted on a particular date). To avoid lines, it is recommended that you purchase in advance.

Highmark SportsWorks at Carneige Science Center

The whole idea behind the Carnegie Science Center’s Highmark SportsWorks® is to inspire learning and curiosity by uniting the experience of sports for every age level with the laws of science that control sports.

Highmark SportsWorks® offers nearly 30 interactive experiences in three thematic areas: LifeWorks, Physics of Sports, and Sports Challenge.

Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum 

The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum is a dynamic, 20,000-square-foot museum-within-a-museum located inside the Heinz History Center. 

When you have Pittsburgh sports obsessed family members, this is the place to take them! The Sports Museum’s interactive exhibits promise a hands-on experience to get you in the game. You can relive every great Pittsburgh sport memory! 

The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum is located on the second and third floors of the Heinz History Center. The museum is open 361 days a year and closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Catch a Game

No matter the time of year, you can count on being able to catch a game while in Pittsburgh.

We have seen baseball games at PNC Park and pre-season football at Heinz Field. We just need to cross a hockey game at PPG Paints Arena off the list!

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