Hailed as one of the best cities to visit, Pittsburgh has a variety of wheelchair accessible activities available for children and adults alike. No matter your area of passion, there are many things to do in Pittsburgh that are wheelchair friendly and will keep you coming back for more!
1. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Enjoyed by both locals and tourists alike, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a great place to enjoy the beautiful weather and sights of Pittsburgh. With each season comes a new collection to observe.
2. Carnegie Museums of Natural History
Considered one of the top natural history museums in the world, Carnegie Museums of Natural History is one of four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. You’ll be transported to a world of artifacts and objects that broaden your knowledge of evolution and biodiversity.
3. Escape Rooms
Being trapped in an escape room with other people has never been more fun! Choose from a variety of themes as you experience the thrill of challenging and mind-blowing twists and turns. Try to escape before time runs out!
4. PNC Park
As the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, PNC Park embodies the spirit and intimacy that is the city of Pittsburgh. You’ll get an upfront seat to some of the city’s most iconic views while enjoying America’s favorite past time. The ballpark is wheelchair-friendly and easy to navigate.
5. Andy Warhol Museum
Even though Andy Warhol is wildly popular in New York, he was born and raised in Pittsburgh. With rotating exhibits, there’s always something new to see at the Andy Warhol Museum. There are also weekly events you can take part in.
6. PPG Paints Arena
PPG Paints Arena is home to the Pittsburgh Penguins throughout the hockey season. It also hosts well-known music artists including Chance the Rapper, Carrie Underwood, and Elton John just to name a few. Get up close and personal in this almost 20,000 seat venue.
7. Station Square
Located across the river from Downtown Pittsburgh, Station Square houses high-class shopping, dining, and entertainment. With access to the light rail station, nightlife and good food are a short walk away. And the best part? It’s all been developed with accessible transportation in mind.
8. Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium
The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium have been around for over 120 years. With up to 4,000 different animals, you’ll get an up-close and personal encounter with a variety of wildlife. With wheelchair-accessible pathways, there is also a tram available for areas that might be too steep for manual navigation.
9. Heinz Field
As a relatively new stadium, Heinz Field was built in 2001 and is home to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Panthers. Not only does it house thousands of fans during football season, but it is a popular music venue for top-notch artists including Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, and Beyonce.
10. Point State Park
If you’re looking for a place to do some self-reflection or enjoy the beautiful weather, look no further than Point State Park. With access to the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, it’s a great place to relax and take in all Pittsburgh has to offer.
No matter what you’re interested in seeing or doing, there are so many wheelchair accessible things to do in Pittsburgh that you’ll never be bored. The history and beautiful sights encompassed by the city helps create a magical trip for everyone in the family. There’s so much to do, you might start planning your next trip before you’re done with the first!