If you need to catch a train, we can even shuttle you the 15 miles from campus to Pittsburgh’s Amtrak Station.
Pittsburgh is the place to be!
The City of Pittsburgh is celebrating its 200th birthday, and there are so many exciting events happening! As a Penn State Greater Allegheny Student, you’ll have easy access to Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities.
Dancers from the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
The campus is nestled in suburban Western Pennsylvania, less than 15 miles from the City. Pittsburgh has a rich history in arts and culture dating from 19th century industrialists commissioning and donating public works, such as Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts and the Benedum Center, home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera, respectively as well as such groups as the River City Brass Band and the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Students can catch a concert at one of the numerous concert venues through the area, including Stage AE, the First Niagara Pavillion, and the Homestead Carnegie Library Music Hall.
Perhaps even more well-known for its sports, the city is home to a number of world-class teams.
Students can catch a fly ball at PNC Park while watching the five-time World Series Champions Pittsburgh Pirates. PNC Park has been named by fans as the best MLB ballpark in America in the website Ballpark Digest’s best of the ballparks competition.
The entire city gets behind the six-time Superbowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers, who play at Heinz Field, just 15 miles from campus.
The four-time Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins most recently won hockey’s highest honor in June of 2016. Nearly a half-million people crowded into the city streets for the parade that followed!
Looking for something more active? Just take a short walk over to Renziehausen “Renzie” park to get some exercise on the walking trail, play a game of tennis or dek hockey, or enjoy the tranquility of the world-renown Rose garden. Or, spend a day at Kennywood Park!
When you need a break from studying, be sure to check out the region around you… you’ll find there’s something for everyone just outside your campus!