Travel Tip For the ‘Burgh

I’m not sure just how many folks may be visiting the Steel City this weekend or Monday to take in the Chiefs-Steelers game.

But for those that may be in Pittsburgh here’s a suggestion – stop by the Heinz History Center, the largest history museum in Pennsylvania. There is 275,000 square feet of exhibit space over six floors. Within the History Center is the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

And as part of that, they are currently hosting Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A 9,000 square foot exhibit features more than 200 artifacts from the Pro Football Hall in Canton, Ohio. There are also exclusive NFL Films videos and interactive games. Part of the exhibit is the jersey of Chiefs Hall of Fame cornerback Emmitt Thomas and a football signed by all the players involved in the first Super Bowl in Los Angeles between the Chiefs and Packers.

The Heinz History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. It’s located in the historic Strip District at 1212 Smallman Street, just on the northeast edge of downtown near the Pittsburgh Convention Center. The phone number is 412-454-6000. It’s a great facility for history buffs and worth the effort. Here’s a link to the museum’s website.

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