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Fun before the Pirate game

I've heard good things from others about the water steps and was heading to an afternoon Pirate... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Erin G
Not only for kids

Why shouldn't go too, take of your shoes and put your feet in the water. It cooled down on hot... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stephane M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've heard good things from others about the water steps and was heading to an afternoon Pirate game on a hot day and thought I'd give it a try. I'm thankful I packed a bathing suit for my daughter! The water wasn't deep but she's...More

Thank Erin G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Why shouldn't go too, take of your shoes and put your feet in the water. It cooled down on hot sunny days. Watch kids have fun.

Thank Stephane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon first glance of all the people in this vertical water sculpture overlooking the river, you assume they are breaking the law. However, invaders of this structure are welcome! Both kids and adults navigate the steps from riverwalk to top as water cascades downward. Water...More

2  Thank graymar6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views, great time. Water was a little deeper then I expected, would definitely put my kids in swimsuits next time!

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended as a must see attraction by native to the area. It was perfect on a hot, almost summer day. We had to drag our kids away. It was great to sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. My kids stopped complaining about...More

Thank Annalee T
Reviewed 15 June 2017

These steps are located at the river's edge near the I-279 bridge over the Allegheny River (between PNC Park and Heinz Field). Great for kids, pets and adults to cool off in but there is no shade here. The entire North Shore is worth walking...More

3  Thank KimMiesau
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

So this is a fountain with a series of descending steps that water flows towards the river. Although simple, our entire family enjoyed this spot and the kids asked if we could go back the next day.

Thank nick s
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Everyone took off their shoes and walked the steps. The water was warm already in May. There were kids of all ages from toddlers to teenagers and everyone was delighted and enjoying the water. Great family stop for a relaxing time. We walked along the...More

1  Thank Dave H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is a great place to bring the kids on a nice day, and splash around in the water is. The sounds of the rushing waters create a wonderful and soothing oasis of tranquility right next-door to PNC Park.

1  Thank mcdh4561
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Beautiful view! Fun place to go sit and relax or "play" in the water. People of all ages would enjoy the Water Steps. Large area, lots of people visit the water steps. I wouldn't miss coming here when I visit Pittsburgh.

Thank bnb5007
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Mary Jo O
6 July 2017|
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Response from Dave H | Reviewed this property |
No, your kids won't need them. The joy of the experience is traversing the steps, and sharing the joy with everyone's different levels of wonder. Each young child explores in their own way. I saw kids from less than a... More
Marlo P
15 June 2017|
Response from KimMiesau | Reviewed this property |
You can walk to Point State Park via the I-279 bridge over the Allegheny River. Depending on how fast you walk, it should take 10-20 minutes.