Station Square, Pittsburgh, offers a variety of summer activities

Just Ducky Tours allows passengers to explore Pittsburgh by both land and sea. Photo courtesy of Kylie Weisenborn

Just Ducky Tours allows passengers to explore Pittsburgh by both land and sea. Photo courtesy of Kylie Weisenborn.

Station Square is the home to many summer attractions including Segway tours, carriage rides, amphibious vehicle excursions and fountain shows in addition to year-round shopping, restaurant and lodging services.

Station Square houses over two-dozen restaurants and shops including the Hard Rock Café, Joe’s Crab Shack and the Melting Pot. Tourists at Station Square have access to the Sheraton Hotel and The Gateway Clipper Fleet boat excursion operations. The Clipper Fleet is available for dinners, vacation cruises and shuttle service on Pirate and Steelers game days.

For over 15 years, an amphibious vehicle excursion company named Just Ducky has been offering tours starting in Station Square going through Pittsburgh’s business and cultural districts. They take tourists through the city on land and through water in World War II amphibious vehicles. Tour guides offer factual information about the city as well as some “quacky” jokes.

Stations Square’s horse and carriage services offer rides through downtown Pittsburgh year-round as well as “A Taste of Station Square” and a “Moonlight River Ride” in the summer. The tours last between 10 minutes to one hour depending on which ride the passengers choose.

For a more futuristic type of transportation, tourists can opt for a Segway Personal Transporter tour of Pittsburgh. A Segway PT is a two-wheeled electric and self-balancing transportation device. This tour can take either one or two hours and is guided by trained Segway glide technicians.

Station Square is located at the base of the Duquesne Incline, which rests just west of the Fort Pitt Bridge facing the Ohio River. The Duquesne Incline is one of two cable-powered inclines still running in Pittsburgh. They were designed for transportation up and down bluffs that overlook the city.

 

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