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One of the most livable cities, Pittsburgh is home to over 86,000 students from 10 colleges and universities. Among mid-sized metros, the American Institute of Economic Research ranks it No. 3 for students.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

The museum is ranked among the top five U.S. natural history museums and features 20 exhibition halls including the blockbuster "Dinosaurs in Their Time."

Visit CMNH

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Housing thousands of animals representing diverse species, the Pittsburgh Zoo is ranked in the top 10 percent of zoos in the nation.

Zoo for All

Carnegie Museum of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art

From classics to contemporary, with an eye on social issues, the museum is a must-see.

Visit CMOA

National Aviary

National Aviary

From the smallest hummingbirds to the lofty red-crowned cranes, visit the nation’s only independent, indoor, nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds.

See the Birds

Andy Warhol Museum

Andy Warhol Museum

Carnegie Mellon alumnus Andy Warhol, was an iconic figure in the pop art movement that explored the relationship of art to modern celebrity culture and advertising. That effort comes alive at a museum dedicated to his work.

15 Minutes of Fame

Pittsburgh Cultural District

Pittsburgh Cultural District

Head downtown for an evening at the internationally acclaimed Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, or take in a Broadway show or ballet.

Trust Arts

The Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory

What was once an industrial bed plant is now a home for experimental site-specific installations by artists in residence from around the world.

Visit the Mattress Factory

City of Champions

City of Champions

Named for the long-standing successes of its professional sports teams, be sure to wear the city's colors — black and gold — and join the diehard fans for a Steelers, Penguins or Pirates game.

Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center

Interactive exhibits, an IMAX theater, and planetarium shows connect science and technology with everyday life.

Visit the Center

Gallery Crawl

Gallery Crawl

The First Friday of every month, galleries all along Penn Ave feature works by local and visiting artists while open-air markets sell locally made crafts and foods.

Some 177,000 people work in Pittsburgh's tech-related industries, and their ranks continue to grow. Low costs of living, networking opportunities, small business accelerators, and an innovative community make the city appealing to entrepreneurs, especially recent graduates.

Pittsburgh is emerging as a city of makers and entrepreneurs that The Atlantic calls "the next tech mecca."

Robotics and software engineering lead the way. The city is home to Google, Uber, Disney Research, Intel and Apple offices and a budding ecosystem of tech startups including Duolingo, Modcloth and 4Moms, all of which have CMU roots.

Hollywood of the East

The Dark Knight Rises on the CMU Campus

From the zombie cult classic "Night of the Living Dead" by CMU alumnus George Romero to the blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises," Pittsburgh — and CMU's campus — is a hotbed for film production, with more than 50 movies shot in the region in the last decade. Want to be an extra? Visit the Pittsburgh Film Office.

A Green City

Green Space in Pittsburgh

The Steel City has become known for its green living. Pittsburgh has more trees per square mile than any other U.S. city, 1,700 acres of city parks and is bike-friendly. The city also has one of the world’s largest concentrations of certified "green" buildings, including the Phipps Conservatory.

Food in The 'Burgh

Pierogies

Pittsburgh’s traditional fare of Polish pierogies and sandwiches topped with french fries is making room for chefs feeding off new opportunities and garnering national attention.

Tartan Express Food Truck
Food trucks, craft beer, locally roasted coffee, farm-to-table dinners, organic and vegan options, and cuisine from far corners of the world — there is something for everyone.