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Pittsburgh, the third largest corporate headquarters in the U.S., ranks as the third largest research center (170 facilities, 25,000 scientists, 4 area universities and 28 colleges).  Liberally highlighted by trees and bridges, Pittsburgh is known for its symphony, opera, ballet, jazz, theater, and world-class sports teams. The city is framed by three sparkling rivers, and packed with architectural and historical landmarks, outstanding restaurants and delightful shops.  An exciting site for an annual meeting!

The climate in southwestern Pennsylvania is moderate.  Seven months of the year, April through October, the region enjoys sunshine more than 50 percent of the time.

Art connoisseurs will find any attractions for any free time. The Andy Warhol Museum, the most comprehensive singleartist museum in the world, and The Mattress Factory, one of the nation's most unique contemporary art museums. Located in the historic Mexican War Streets, the Mattress Factory is one of only a few museums that specializes in sitespecific installation art. From there, it's on to the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh where visitors can span the art world from ancient Greece to contemporary masterpieces and then discover dinosaurs and Egyptian mummies.

Theater and performing arts raises the curtain on one of the following: City Theatre, the Civic Light Opera, Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre or Pittsburgh Public Theater.  The Carnegie Science Center has more than 250 handson exhibits; the National Aviary in Pittsburgh is a jungle of the world's most colorful and amusing birds; the Pittsburgh Zoo boasts of a 7,000 square foot, bilevel Discovery Pavilion in the Kids Kingdom.

History buffs will find five unique attractions. Step back 250 years at the Fort Pitt Museum to recall the fierce battles between the English and French as they fought for control of western Pennsylvania, or relive the conflict at Bushy Run Battlefield, which determined the fate of colonial expansion into western Pennsylvania. Capture time in a bottle at the restored home of Henry Clay Frick, one of the country's most complete museum homes of the late Victorian era located at the Frick Art & Historical Center, or transport yourself back to 1877 in the carefully preserved and restored Duquesne Incline. Visit The Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center for a view of our area's history from the eyes of the people who lived it.

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