December 16, 2017

“ON YOUR OWN, SELF GUIDED TOUR” Idea’s for Wednesday, JULY, 25,2018

Wednesdays information will be tagged as green. Any information in your goodie bag, or on the website color coded green will be a Wednesday area to be covered by the “on your own, self guided tour” bus.

The following are just a few of the things to do on Wednesdays “on your own, self guided tours”.

Wednesday,  JULY, 25,2018. North Shore and Station Square destinations.


Heinz field. Home of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, and NCCA’s University of Pittsburgh Panthers football teams.

You can tour the stadium faculties , the great hall, and the field. Tour must be booked 24 hrs in advance, and is only available at 10:00am, or Noon on Wednesdays.

Heinz Field Tours

PNC Park. Home of MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirate baseball team. You can tour the stadium facilities, 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, Legacy Theater. Available times for Wednesday are; 10:00am, 11:00am, Noon, and 2:00pm.

Rivers Casino.  Over 2800 slots and  games, 90 table games , and 5 restaurant options. Open 24hrs. Must be 21 to enter.

National Aviary. The National Aviary features more than 500 birds of 150+ unique species from around the world. Open 10:00am – 5:00pm  daily, with special feeding and event times.

Carnegie Science Center and Sports Works. Omnimax theater, USS Requin submarine, Planetarium, Miniature railroad layout, Interactive Sports Works. There is more than one thing to do here. Open 10:00am – 5:00pm daily.

Andy Warhol Museum. Pittsburgh was Andy Warhol’s home town. The Andy Warhol Museum holds the largest collection of Warhol’s artworks and archival materials. It is one of the most comprehensive single-artist museums in the world and the largest in North America. Open 10:00am – 5:00pm. Sat., Sun., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. Closed Mondays and Thursdays.


Randyland. One of the most colorful places in Pittsburgh. Admission is Free – Donations Welcome. Randyland is the home of artist, Randy Gilson. Located in the Mexican War Streets district of Pittsburgh’s Northside, the Randyland courtyard is open most everyday between 10:00am and 5:30pm.

Mattress Factory Art Museum. The Mattress Factory is a contemporary art museum and experimental lab featuring site-specific installations created by artists in residence from around the world. Check web site for times and exhibits.
 Bicycle Heaven. Worlds largest collection of bicycles. We have close to 4,000 bicycles vintage to new under one roof. We also have an extensive collection of memorabilia and theme bikes. Bicycle Heaven is open 7 days a week 10AM to 7PM.  There is no admission fee to tour the Museum.  We do accept donations.

Photo Antiquities Museum.  Designed in the Victorian style, Photo Antiquities preserves and exhibits the history of photography from 1839 to 1939. Changing exhibits trough out the year. Open 10:00am – 4:00pm., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Closed Sundays and Tuesdays.

Saint Anthony Chapel. Saint Anthony Chapel is home to the largest collection of publicly venerable Christian relics, 5,000 in total , in the world outside of the Vatican. Open Saturday – Thursday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Kayak Pittsburgh. Bring your own or rent one, to travel the three rivers.


Monongahela Incline. Take a ride up and down Mt. Washington on this incline. The Monongahela Incline, often called the Mon Incline for short, is the oldest continuously operating funicular railway in the U.S. Adults (65+) may ride for free with proper ID (Medicare card or Senior Citizen ID card) Monday-Saturday: 5:30 am to 12:45 am, Sundays, 8:45pm – Midnight.

Duquense Incline. Take a ride up Mt. Washington on this incline and take a walk over to the Mt. Washington overlook.  Now you can visit the interior of the incline and watch the machinery while it operates.  The Duquesne Incline’s upper station houses a museum of Pittsburgh history, including photos and a storehouse of information on inclines from around the world. Adults (65+) may ride for free with proper ID (Medicare card or Senior Citizen ID card) Monday – Saturday, 5:30am to 12:30am. Sundays, 7:00am to 12:30am

Grandview Overlook. Come see the breath taking view of downtown, Pittsburgh from  450  feet up. Day or night time, Free.

Station Square Shops. From clothing to trinkets. Fine dining to bar hopping. Over 33+ shops and restaurants.

Just Ducky Tours. Get a tour of Pittsburgh from land and water. The Just Ducky Tour’s fleet consists of authentic DUKW’s, an authentic WWII amphibious vehicle, built in 1944, and 1945. The DUKW’s are used in the hour-long exploration of the city and its history, approximately 35 minutes on land and 25 minutes on the water. Please call ahead for reservations, as they sell out quick in the summer season.

Mollys Trolleys.  Step aboard a vintage 1920’s style Trolley and experience Pittsburgh with a fully guided 2-hour historical tour. Daily from 11:00am, and 2:00pm.

Seagway Tours. Rent a seagway and see the town. Segway Pittsburgh offers 5 different guided tours of downtown Pittsburgh, day and night. See website for different options, and times.

Gateway Clipper Fleet.  We are doing a Gateway Clipper dinner cruise tour, on Tuesday, July 25. But if you can’t make it with us, the Gateway Clipper fleet has plenty of options for river tours, sight seeing, etc., during the day and night.