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Pittsburgh Makes Underrated Destination List

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CRAWLEY Dave Crawley
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Do you ever think of the places you’d like to see before you die?

Well, they may be closer than you think.

IndependentTraveler.com lists Pittsburgh as one of nine underrated destinations to see around the world.

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens in the heart of Schenley Park is one of many reasons Pittsburgh made the list.

Two visitors from Rhode Island made their way to the popular attraction today.

“It’s really, it’s an awesome place and my Aunt Shaina and my Uncle Bruce they brought us here today and we’re just so happy to be here and every room is better and better. It’s awesome.”

Conservatory employees are thrilled to make the list. They hope it attracts even more guests.

“Well we think it’s great. It’s great for Phipps,” Phipps Conservatory Executive Director Richard Piacentini said. “It’s great for our city to get this kind of recognition. We think Phipps is one of the most beautiful conservatories in the world and we’re just really excited that people are gonna come out and see it.”

Another favorite — the Andy Warhol Museum on the North Shore. Home to the famous work of Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol, the museum features 900 paintings, 100 sculptures and 4,000 photographs.

“There’s just so many things to do here,” Abby Franzen-Sheehan said. “We have seven floors of art. It’s the largest single artist museum in the world. And this year, we’ve added some new interactives which we think people really enjoy and they’re free with museum admission.”

The Monongahela Incline and upscale restaurants in the Strip District are also on the list.

And as for food, Pittsburgh’s famous supersized salads topped with French fries also received a noteworthy mention.

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