Comfort Inn Conference Center
699 Rodi Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Phone: (412) 244-1600
Fax: (412) 829-2334
Monster Mini Golf is an indoor 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini golf course that the whole family will enjoy.
Monroeville Public Library is a community library and research center that offers such resources as fiction and non-fiction books, audio-books, videotapes, DVDs, music CDs, CD-ROM software, art, and magazines.
Located across Library Street, the Braddock Carnegie Library is more than just a stockist of books and journals. It goes beyond that and has become a community hub, where interesting events are held. Throughout the year, the library holds dance classes, workshops for kids and other functions. For details, call ahead.
The George Westinghouse Memorial Bridge is an open spandrel concrete arch and was the largest of its kind when it was opened in 1932. Spanning across 1,598 feet (487.07 meters), it features five spans and four huge columns giving it a majestic look. It was constructed to ease the heavily congested Turtle Creek Valley and the Lincoln Highway. The bridge has been a historic place since 1977 after it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
An exquisite collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings, sculpture, tapestries and Chinese porcelains are part of the collection of artworks assembled by Henry Clay Frick, the Pittsburgh industrialist and lieutenant of Andrew Carnegie. The Italian Renaissance-style structure is situated in a quiet neighborhood setting, adjacent to Frick Park. Occasionally, free Sunday afternoon chamber music concerts are held in the museum auditorium. The museum is part of the Frick Art and Historical Center, which includes Clayton, the Frick Family mansion and the Frick Carriage Museum.
Over five acres (2.02 hectares) of lawns, gardens and historic buildings make up the Frick Art and Historical Center, which is adjacent to part of the sprawling Frick Park. Landmarks in the center include the Frick Art Museum, the Car and Carriage Museum, Clayton House, a greenhouse, an education center, a museum shop, and a cafe.
In 1882, industrialist Henry Clay Frick and his wife, Adelaide, moved into their new home in Point Breeze. Dubbed Clayton, the home was of the Italianate style that became popular following the Civil War. Following the death of Frick's daughter in 1984, the home became part of the family's foundation and was opened to the public. It is a wonderful example of life in the Victorian age. Reservations are required for tours. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students.
This legendary old park is a National Historic Landmark, and one of the best amusement parks in the country. There are seven roller coasters - some were built as far back as 1921, a fact possibly scarier than the rides themselves. The newest, Phantom's Revenge, was installed in May 2001. There are also the water rides, "flat" rides, and the haunted house. Don't forget the hot dogs and cotton candy! The park timings change often, so call ahead or check the website to make sure it's open.
Industrialist Henry Clay Frick bequeathed 476 acres to the city of Pittsburgh to establish Frick Park. It is so large that it extends into five city neighborhoods. The park has six clay tennis courts, a basketball court, two playgrounds, three ball fields and a court for lawn bowling, while on weekends dog owners love to congregate for canine fun. The Frick Nature Reserve sits on 150 acres in the park. The reserve has several meadows, woodlands and various plant life and also includes Frick Environmental Center.
If you love ferns, trees, flowers and plants, this is one place you just can't miss. The Phipps Garden Center comprises various beautiful outdoor and indoor gardens. The Outdoor Gardens are divided into aquatic gardens, medicinal gardens, the Japanese Courtyard and the Discovery Garden. The Indoor rooms, on the other hand, consist of the Dessert Room, the Serpentine Room and the Tropical Fruit and Spice Rooms. The center also houses a restaurant, a gift boutique and a horticulture education center where seminars, workshops and discussions are held. Check the website for more details.
The Jewish Community Center is more than a place of worship in Pittsburgh. The center houses the American Jewish Museum, which features work by and about the Jewish community. Many international exhibits are displayed on the walls, as well as work by local artists. The work varies from paintings to photography to sculpture. The museum displays any medium when the content speaks about the Jewish experience. See website for events calendar, list of programs, other locations, and more.
Calvary Episcopal Church has a longstanding history dating back to the 1800s. The global Anglican Communion has made it a member. The community of Calvary offers spiritual services and nurturing to visitors, and welcomes all with open arms in the name of Christ. The church tries to bind the community with committed and active work of faithfulness and selflessness via teachings, learnings, stewardships, services of the word and sacraments.