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10 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh for the ANA show in March 2019

1.  Pittsburgh has a small but robust downtown with lots of interesting museums in the cultural district, within walking distance of the convention center and convention hotel.
2.  Pittsburgh is rich in history and is the site of Fort Duquense, Fort Pitt, which were important locations before and during the French and Indian Wars.
3.  The Pittsburgh area is home to Fred Rodgers and Arnold Palmer who went to the same High School, although in different grades.
4.  Pittsburgh has more bridges than anywhere else in America and also the steepest street in the western hemisphere, probably the 2nd steepest in the world. Try jogging up that street, I dare you.
5. Pittsburgh is home to one of the most prestigious Universities in the world, Carnegie-Mellon University. 
6. Pittsburgh  is the starting point of the might Ohio River which flows from Point State Park all the way to the mightier Mississippi River.
7.  Pittsburghers have a distinct accent which is hard to describe but when you hear you will be charmed.
8.  Pittsburgh still has many ethnic neighborhoods, Italian, Polish, Greek, Slavic, etc. which make the city a cultural marvel.
9.  Pittsburgh has been immortalized in movies as Diverse as Dark Knight Rises, Flashdance, Jack Reacher, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, amongst many.
10.  Pittsburgh has a strong Numismatic community with many members of PAN and numerous other clubs in the area.  Most of us will be attending or volunteering at ANA, maybe we will meet.

Hope to see you there.

10 months ago

I went there many years ago. It's a nice place.

10 months ago

Nothing about the Steelers? :(

10 months ago

11.  You can see the Hines Field where the 6-Time World Champion Steelers play their home games from the Convention Center, you can also see the Pirates PNC park next to it.  The Penguins PPG Paints Arena is just a 10 minute Uber away.  (:

10 months ago

9 months ago

If I do not make it there, I am trying to go to the World's fair of money, which is somewhat farther away, but much bigger. Pittsburgh will be home to the World's Fair of Money in 2021 I think.

9 months ago

Mokiechan, Pittsburgh also has Robert Morris University, named after a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, who was aka "financier of the American Revolution" ......... perhaps even more interesting for us, soooooo numismatically important, Morris is the guy responsible for the very first US coin ever made by our new gov't, the 1783 Nova Constellatio, nine years before we even had the US Mint. This coin and proposed denominations was actually the beginning of the entire decimal coinage system, which is what the whole world uses now!

read  https://www.money.org/uploads/pdfs/Nova.pdf
and watch  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ICkMsUfLIo

:-)

8 months ago

Thanks Teacher Brian, and Robert Morris University is in the borough of Moon, which is right next to Pittsburgh International Airport.  I almost went there myself but ended up going to Point Park University (then College) in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh. 

8 months ago

Only a few weeks away. The city will be bustling then.

7 months ago

7 months ago
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