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Pittsburgh Water Steps

North Shore, Pittsburgh, PA
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Happy family time

Everyone took off their shoes and walked the steps. The water was warm already in May. There were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Dave H
,
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Fun place for kids

This is a great place to bring the kids on a nice day, and splash around in the water is. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mcdh4561
,
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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  • Average2%
  • Poor7%
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North Shore, Pittsburgh, PA

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Everyone took off their shoes and walked the steps. The water was warm already in May. There were kids of all ages from toddlers to teenagers and everyone was delighted and enjoying the water. Great family stop for a relaxing time. We walked along the...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to bring the kids on a nice day, and splash around in the water is. The sounds of the rushing waters create a wonderful and soothing oasis of tranquility right next-door to PNC Park.

Thank mcdh4561
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view! Fun place to go sit and relax or "play" in the water. People of all ages would enjoy the Water Steps. Large area, lots of people visit the water steps. I wouldn't miss coming here when I visit Pittsburgh.

Thank bnb5007
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a really cool place for the kids to play in - it's not meant to be that - but that's what it is. You can sit at the bottom on the large boulders and let your feet hang in the water and watch...More

Thank MyMalibu
Reviewed 8 February 2017

You will see many children easing in the falls of the Water Steps. There is a pathway that goes along the river. You can here the game at PNC Stadium. In fact, while we were walking, one of the baseball balls flew by us into...More

1  Thank 1914MimiA
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Fun in the summer. Small kids love it. Free and a beautiful view of downtown. One of my favorite places in Pittsburgh. If you are on the north sure it is hard not to stop by there, hang out, and enjoy the view.

2  Thank hooper14
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We've been here quite a few times. Most recently to watch the regatta. They have many family friendly events which are really good. There's always interesting people and it's very safe.

2  Thank Electraglide2005
Reviewed 7 September 2016

OK so first of all, there are signs that say stay out of the water. OK its been said, now lets talk about all the fun for kids, couples on a stroll to cool their feet, and others to have IN the water anyhow. The...More

1  Thank lived_there2
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the Water Steps one evening while in Pittsburg. It was very enjoyable and relaxing. I took my two year old and we climbed from top to bottom and back several times. The water was clear and clean. The area felt safe. I would...More

Thank Slemaster23
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We spent the day at the science center which closes at 5 and we didn't want to go home during rush hour traffic. So we do decided to walk a half mile down the scenic north shore trail to the water steps. You have to...More

1  Thank Felicia D
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Marie S
When do they turn the water steps off? Are they on now?
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