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Pittsburgh Ducky Tours

It’s summer time and time to be touristy!  Check out Pittsburgh’s Just Ducky Tours!

The Experience

Pittsburgh is gorgeous in the summer.  Whether you are an actual tourist or a Pittsburgh resident, a great way to explore our fair city is to take a Just Ducky tour.  The World War II amphibious vehicles tours embark at Station Square and wind through downtown Pittsburgh.  The driver/tour guide shares information about the history and architecture of different sites, churches, and buildings usually with a good dose of “Dad Humor.”  Guests are encouraged to quack at different times during the trip and to wave to walkers in the city.  Eventually, the tour takes riders into the rivers, entering first into the Monongahela.  The tour then takes riders down around the Point and down the Ohio River towards the casino.  Again, the driver/tour guide points out items of interest along the river.  I learned that the fountain at Point Park has a wind sensor that determines how high the fountain should project water into the air without soaking park visitors.  When in the water still, and there are younger children aboard, they are given opportunities to come to the front of the amphibious vehicle and steer.  The tour then returns to the ground on the North Shore near the city stadiums before eventually returning back to Station Square.

Overall

This is a great outing for young and old alike.  If the weather is inclement, the tours are land only, which is information that they share on their web page (See below).  Wait for when the weather is more agreeable so that you enjoy the entire spectrum of the tour.  It is a lighthearted, informative, and fun way to spend an afternoon.  I give Pittsburgh Just Ducky Tours an overall rating and recommendation of:

“Absolutely Must Visit!”

Contact

125 W Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 402-3825
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Other Venues

The Manor Theater

This is the first review to come under the heading “Other Venues.”  More will follow!

The Manor Theater is located on Murray Avenue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh.

The Experience

Over 90 years old, the Manor Theater is one of Pittsburgh’s oldest and well known movie venues.  Very reasonably priced, it is staffed by professional, friendly employees who are very helpful.  Patrons are greeted by tasteful art and decor that is a nostalgic nod to the theater’s past.  Renovated in 2012, the theater has a spacious foyer where customers can choose from an extensive light fare menu that includes the traditional popcorn, candy, and soda, but also items such as chicken fingers and potstickers.  There is also a wet bar that provides a larger than expected number of offerings of cocktails, beers, and wines.  The theater repertoire shows a variety of film genres, that ranges from blockbusters to documentaries.   The Manor Theater has four auditoriums, both with spacious, comfortable arm chair seats.  There is amble space between the rows, so patrons can enjoy stretching out.

Overall

If you want to enjoy a very enjoyable film going experience, the Manor Theater is a must do for your list.  Buy some popcorn, get a glass of wine, and sit back and relax, and enjoy the film.  You will want to yell “Encore” after this visit.  I certainly did!  My overall rating and recommendation is:

“Absolutely Must Visit!”

Contact

1729 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 422-9851
Visit the Manor Theater