University of Pittsburgh

Restaurants and Sights

The site of ICAIL 2011, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, is located in the neighborhood of Oakland. There are many fine restaurants in Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhoods (Oakland, Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, Point Breeze, East Liberty) as well as Downtown. (See Transportation for advice about how to get around.)

For restaurant listings in Oakland (sometimes listed under “East End”) and other neighborhoods, see:

For ideas about things to see and do in Pittsburgh, see:

For an up-to-date listing of events in Pittsburgh, see:

Here is an annotated list of some of the more popular sights:

The Carnegie Museum of Art ($15; $11 students; 5 min. walk) offers a distinguished collection of contemporary art that includes film and video works. The Hall of Architecture contains the largest collection of plaster casts of architectural masterpieces in America and one of the three largest in the world.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History ($15; $11 students; 5 minute walk) is ranked among the top five natural history museums in the United States. It boasts the world's largest collection of Jurassic dinosaurs and The Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems, which contains more than 1300 specimens and is one of the finest and most important mineral exhibitions in the country. 

The Carnegie Science Center ($20; 4 miles) has an interactive planetarium, three live demonstration theatres, a Cold War-ear submarine, and more than 400 hands-on exhibits including Highmark Sportworks® and Roboworld™.

The Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms ($3; 5 minute walk) comprises 26 functional classrooms in the towering Cathedral of Learning and displays the rich ethnic heritage of the Pittsburgh area, each designed and decorated in a style that exemplifies the country they represent.

The Frick Museum ($3; 2 miles) and its collections are the legacy of Helen Clay Frick, daughter of Henry Clay Frick, one of America's greatest industrialists and art collectors. During your time at the Frick, you can view fine and decorative arts and artifacts, magnificent exhibitions and vintage cars and carriages. 

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ($12; 10 minute walk) is  a great steel and glass Victorian greenhouse, offering a world of botanical gardens in Pittsburgh, from equatorial tropics to desert blooms to Japan's sacred forests. 

Attend a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game at one of the most beautiful stadiums in the nation, overlooking downtown and the Allegheny River ($9-$20 depending on seats; 4 miles). 

Gamble at Pittsburgh 'Rivers' Casino (As much as you care to risk! 4 miles) Opened in August 2009, Rivers Casino is located next to the Steeler's home field and sports 3,000 slots, video poker, exciting progressives and also the latest in virtual blackjack and roulette games. 

Ride a funicular at Station Square and Incline ($5; 3 miles). Station Square's 52-acre riverfront complex thrives with over 1.2 miles of the city's most unique dining, entertainment and boutique shopping. Next door is the Monogahela Incline which takes passengers up to the top of Mt. Washington. Overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, this spot is ranked Second Most Beautiful View in America by USA Weekend Magazine. 

The Warhol Museum ($18; $10 students; 3 miles) , housed in a renovated seven-floor warehouse building, displays more than 500 works of art, drawn from its extensive collections of works by Andy Warhol in all media, as well as from its huge archives and a collection of works by other artists. 

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