PITTSBURGH (KDKA) â" Do you ever think of the places youâd like to see before you die?
Well, they may be closer than you think.
IndependentTraveler.com lists Pittsburgh as one of nine underrated destinations to see around the world.
The Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens in the heart of Schenley Park is one of many reasons Pittsburgh made the list.
Two visitors from Rhode Island made their way to the popular attraction today.
âItâs really, itâs an awesome place and my Aunt Shaina and my Uncle Bruce they brought us here today and weâre just so happy to be here and every room is better and better. Itâs awesome.â
Conservatory employees are thrilled to make the list. They hope it attracts even more guests.
âWell we think itâs great. Itâs great for Phipps,â Phipps Conservatory Executive Director Richard Piacentini said. âItâs great for our city to get this kind of recognition. We think Phipps is one of the most beautiful conservatories in the world and weâre just really excited that people are gonna come out and see it.â
Another favorite â" the Andy Warhol Museum on the North Shore. Home to the famous work of Pittsburgh native Andy Warhol, the museum features 900 paintings, 100 sculptures and 4,000 photographs.
âThereâs just so many things to do here,â Abby Franzen-Sheehan said. âWe have seven floors of art. Itâs the largest single artist museum in the world. And this year, weâve added some new interactives which we think people really enjoy and theyâre free with museum admission.â
The Monongahela Incline and upscale restaurants in the Strip District are also on the list.
And as for food, Pittsburghâs famous supersized salads topped with French fries also received a noteworthy mention.