Reviewers slam Pittsburgh attractions on travel site |

Reviewers slam Pittsburgh attractions on travel site

Aaron Aupperlee
Work to repair damage to the Mon Incline caused by a series of water main breaks earlier this year are nearly completed. The cable rail car, which has been closed since Feb. 4, 2019, is expected to reopen by the end of April.
People line up through the pedestrian tunnel crossing East Carson Street while waiting to board the Duquesne Incline Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016.
The Fort Pitt Bridge is connected with traffic across Point State Park, Monday, June 22, 2015.
The snow-covered statue of Mister Rogers is seen on the North Shore on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
The Roberto Clemente Bridge is seen from the North Shore on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.
The nearly full "super moon" rises above the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland, Sunday Nov. 14, 2016. Another "super moon" can be seen beginning on the evening of Jan. 20, 2019.
The Strip District is seen on Nov. 15, 2018.
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Baseball fans watch a baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Diego Padres at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 23, 2019. The Pirates won in 11- innings, 11-10. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove delivers during the second inning against the Diamondbacks Monday, April 22, 2019, at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh is home to many sites to see.

But not everyone gives Pittsburgh’s attractions five stars.

Users on the travel site have had harsh words for some of Pittsburgh most notable landmarks.

The Mon Incline was terrifying. The Duquesne Incline was boring. The Mister Rogers statue is ugly. The Roberto Clemente Bridge is just a bridge. Forbes Field isn’t much of a ballfield anymore, and Point State Park isn’t much of a park, according to some one-star reviews on the site.

Mon Incline

From FoodieTee87, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

too hot for fun

this was terrifying as the rail sounded like it was snap and break at any time. It was disgustingly hot with no air flow. Was an easy way to get to mount washington, but I would never get on it again.

Duquesne Incline

From Wayne J


It’s boring, up the hill, down the hill. Go kick some rocks, it’s cheaper and just as entertaining, or you could drive up your car around in a parking lot for as much fun as this was.

Roberto Clemente Bridge

From Deborah W, of Pittsburgh

It’s Just a bridge!

We are proud to name a bridge after Roberto Clemente, but for gosh sakes, it’s just one of a dozen yellow bridges in Downtown Pittsburgh! Walking across it will take you to the Northside—not an area to wander around aimlessly—it can be quite dangerous! This bridge is located on very high traffic Downtown streets, and there is NOTHING to it to even walk to it—you cannot stop a car there—and Downtown parking is too expensive if that is your only goal—to get pictures—you must be on foot, or across the street. Definitely not worth the time, or the risk.

Cathedral of Learning

From Kenk423, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


This might be interesting if you have never been to Europe to see 15th century cathedrals and endless naves, transepts and side aisles. This is only one hundred years old and did not take generations of craftsmen. They call it neo Gothic or by its correct name, a ‘copy’ of the real thing. Your time might be better spent in the nearby botanical conservatory.

Mister Rogers statue

From JamesA546, of Windsor, Canada

What a remarkably ugly statue… did child make it with Play-Doh..?

I loved watching Mr. Rogers growing up and so did many children over the like 40 years he was on television… Could they not do a better job than this of making a reasonable life like statue to honour the man? This thing looks terrible and unrefined. I don’t think it does him justice and I’d say either do it right or not do it at all. Skip it!

Forbes Field

From PortoinoSucks M, of Bradenton, Fla.

This used to be one of my favorite places but …

A grand old park, but is currently not a very good place to play or watch baseball. Perhaps owing to the fact that it was demolished over forty years ago and replaced by a building of the University of Pittsburgh. Taking some bats and balls into the facility to play would probably be met with strenuous resistance.

Point State Park

From DavidZZZC, of Paoli, Pa.

Not really a park, just some grass with a fountain

Not really a park as it’s an area with some grass and a fountain at the tip-end. A great view of rivers and surroundings, but as a park it fails. (I’m not counting the Fort Pitt museum and block house there, those are good).

The Strip District

From anything4444, of State College

Miserable people

It has been about ten years since last time we visited, and was looking forward to an afternoon of shopping. Maybe it was an off day, but people were miserable. No one says welcome, thank you, hello… rude customer service at multiple locations. Friendliest person was the street bum we gave some money to. Really disappointed how down this area got.

PNC Park

From Spunky1234, of Pittsburgh


expensive food and beverage, expensive tickets, expensive parking, terrible team, not worth the money

Aaron Aupperlee is a Tribune-Review assistant news editor. You can contact Aaron via Twitter .

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