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Smartphone-Guided Tour of Downtown Pittsburgh Sights & Stories

Pittsburgh, US

Smartphone-Guided Tour of Downtown Pittsburgh Sights & Stories

Pittsburgh, US
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Immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Pittsburgh with this smartphone-guided tour of downtown sights and stories. Explore the growth and resurgence of this historic city, as you visit landmarks like PPG Place and Market Square. Learn about Pittsburgh's influence on the world and dive into the labor movement as you discover the hidden secrets of its buildings. Experience the artistry and mystery behind the steel monoliths of the Gateway district, and imagine the origins of Pittsburgh at the Fort Pitt Museum. Take in the incredible views of Point State Park, and learn about the city's unique transportation habits. Finally, end the tour at the start of the Ohio River, symbolizing the city's reinvention and its place as a leading American city. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the essence of Pittsburgh with our interactive web-based tour.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 1 hours - 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Interactive web-based tour brings Pittsburgh to life
  • Learn about the growth and resurgence of the city
  • Explore historic Market Square and its vibrant cityscape
  • Discover Pittsburgh's influence on the world
  • Uncover the artistry and mystery behind steel monoliths
  • Easy-to-use web interface
  • Family friendly stops and questions
  • 24/7 support by phone or email

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Discover Pittsburgh like never before with our smartphone-guided tour of downtown Pittsburgh sights and stories. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of this incredible city as you explore its iconic landmarks and hidden gems. This interactive web-based tour brings the facts and stories behind Pittsburgh to life, offering a unique and engaging experience for visitors of all ages.

What to expect?

Embark on a 60 to 90-minute adventure filled with fascinating tales and captivating facts about Pittsburgh's past and present. From the eastern anchor of the Rust Belt to the stunning views of the Ohio River, this tour covers it all. Along the way, you'll uncover the growth and resurgence of this city, learn about its vibrant origins, and discover the influential pioneers of the labor movement. With each step, you'll deepen your understanding and appreciation for the unique character of Pittsburgh.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for anyone seeking an immersive and educational experience in Pittsburgh. Whether you're a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or simply curious about this remarkable city, our smartphone-guided tour offers something for everyone. Join us with your friends, family, or colleagues and embark on a journey that will leave you with lasting memories and a newfound admiration for Pittsburgh.

Why book this?

The smartphone-guided tour of downtown Pittsburgh offers a truly unique way to explore the city. Unlike traditional tours, this interactive experience allows you to navigate at your own pace, ensuring that you can fully absorb the fascinating stories and facts behind each stop. As you read the tour aloud with your group, you'll feel like a local, uncovering hidden secrets and gaining insights that only the most experienced travelers know. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a frequent traveler to Pittsburgh, this tour will unveil a new perspective and deepen your connection to this extraordinary city.

Good to know

Please note that there is no audio functionality at this time, so reading the tour aloud is essential. Before starting the tour, make sure to visit our website to enter your access code and launch the interactive experience. Remember to come prepared with comfortable shoes and a fully charged smartphone to get the most out of your adventure. Get ready to embark on a journey through time and uncover the captivating stories that have shaped Pittsburgh.


"This smartphone-guided tour was an absolute delight! We felt like explorers, discovering the hidden side of Pittsburgh at our own pace. The stories and facts provided were fascinating, and we loved the interactive elements that made the tour engaging and memorable." - Sarah, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The downtown Pittsburgh tour exceeded all expectations. It was informative, entertaining, and allowed us to see the city in a whole new light. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Pittsburgh!" - John, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "We had a fantastic time on the smartphone-guided tour. It was the perfect blend of history, culture, and adventure. We learned so much, and the experience left us with a deep appreciation for Pittsburgh's unique heritage." - Emily, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Your Itinerary

PPG Place

Pittsburgh is the eastern anchor of the Rust Belt, and while that term may have derided the industry that formed this city it is now undergoing a resurgence and being reclaimed by residents. Learn about the growth of this city to become a powerhouse of institutions that defined America.

Market Square

If PPG Plaza is a modern castle of glass then Market Square is its historic town square. We'll take a couple of stops here to learn about the city's origins and vibrant cityscape before proceeding onward. There might even be an ice cream recommendation.

501 Penn Ave

This building, like many of the older structures in Pittsburgh, is not what it seems. Imagine it as a bustling department store, filled to the brim with everything you could possibly need. What you probably can't imagine are the before their time pensions, vacation time, and benefits that employees here got - learn more about the pioneers of the labor movement.

Gateway Center Park

Urban redevelopment is a perennial topic in cities, the Gateway district here in Pittsburgh was one of the first attempts back in the 1950s and '60s that showcases what was en vogue then. This place has some hidden secrets, though - join us to uncover the artistry and mystery behind these steel monoliths.

Fort Pitt Museum

Standing at the Fort Pitt Museum, you can imagine the origins to Pittsburgh right here are the confluence of armies, colonization, and expansionist dreams. Life, however, was much more mundane in the old 'Pittsborough" - we'll tell you all about it outside this museum dedicated to that past.

Admission Not Included

Point State Park

We'll take a couple of stops in Point State Park as denoted below to look at the incredible views of other amazing Pittsburgh destinations at the meeting of three rivers - one of the most incredible parks anywhere in America.

Duquesne Incline

(Pass by)

While we won't walk here - the view from the top of the incline is only rivaled by that of it! Pittsburgh has some odd transportation habits - the hills necessitated the building of vertical railways - only today supplanted by autonomous vehicle testing - we'll explain, we promise.

Acrisure Stadium Tours

(Pass by)

Pittsburgh is sometimes known as the land of Black and Gold for one reason - this football team. With historic records and charismatic players, they have defined American football for generations.

Ohio River

(Pass by)

We end our tour at the start of the Ohio River - stretching hundreds of miles in front of you just like Pittsburgh's future having reinvented its economy and cemented a place as a leading American city.

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