Pennsylvania Bucket List ~ Pittsburgh and Its Countryside Region

Today’s region features the large city of Pittsburgh and the area that surrounds it!


  • Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village: Site of the oldest human habitation in North America.

Beaver Falls

  • Buttermilk Falls Natural Area: Located just off the highway, this waterfall area makes a nice pit stop.


  • Raccoon Creek State Park: Beautiful area to hike, and one of Pennsylvania’s most visited state parks.


  • Mount Washington Overlook: Take in sweeping views of the city from this scenic overlook.
  • National Aviary: Explore all the birds at the nation’s largest aviary.
  • Old Allegheny County Jail: Explore the architecture of this old building.
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Stroll through these stunning gardens.
  • Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium: One of only six major zoo and aquarium combinations in the U.S.
  • Senator John Heinz History Center: Pennsylvania’s largest history museum that has a separate sport’s history complex as well!


  • McConnell’s Mill State Park: Explore stunning beauty at this park that is home to a historic mill, deep gorge, and waterfalls!
  • Moraine State Park: Hike along the hills and woods at this park.

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