• National Geographic finally catches on to how cool Pittsburgh is

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    PITTSBURGH - Another list of cool places, another high-profile nod to how cool Pittsburgh is.

    The Steel City makes No. 3 on National Geographic’s “The Cool List 2019: This year’s must-see destinations,” released Tuesday.

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    Beneath a photo from the Heinz History Center of a giant Heinz ketchup bottle made up of regular-sized bottles – really, it doesn’t get more Pittsburgh than that – NatGeo says the new direct flight from London to Pittsburgh is the impetus for inclusion on this year’s list.

    Opening with a nod to the city’s blue-collar reputation, NatGeo notes “it’s much more elegant than many visitors might expect.” Among the listed attractions: the history center, an exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Andy Warhol Museum.

    The “don’t miss” attraction, according to NatGeo? The University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning and its “kitsch” Nationality Rooms.


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