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Pittsburgh Aviary & Duquesne Incline 2019

Pittsburgh Aviary & Duquesne Incline 2019

Guided Tour, Dine with the Birds, and Parrot Painting!

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Guided Tour, Dine with the Birds, and Parrot Painting!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

 

At the National Aviary, groups encounter beautiful, rare, and endangered birds up close as they venture through our Tropical Rainforest, lush Wetlands, serene Grasslands, and the rocky coastline of Penguin Point. Colorful birds fly freely around visitors as they walk though our indoor habitats, with opportunities to hand-feed birds for a truly unforgettable experience.

 

Enjoy a private lunch that includes a visit from a trainer who will introduce you to three of the National Aviary’s most popular birds!

 

Parrot Painting:  Mingle with one of the Aviary's most recognizable birds in this popular interactive program. You'll have the opportunity to meet one of the members of the flock, as well as watch our talented parrot demonstrate its natural abilities by painting 5 to 6  5”x7” colorful canvases.

 

 

 

The Duquesne Incline is one of those which follows very closely the tracks of an early coal hoist. Old newspapers indicate the existence of such a conveyance as early as 1854. Residents apparently referred to it as "Kirk Lewis' incline" and located it on the present site of The Duquesne Incline's Upper Station. Grandview Avenue was then the High Street, and the area was just beginning to be converted from farmland to homesites. This pleasantly-situated acreage was an excellent area to absorb some of the expanding population of the city, but the problem of easy access was still to be solved.

 

Although plans for a freight and passenger incline are known to have existed much earlier, financial backing was exceedingly hard to find--even the modest sum of $47,000--and actual construction was delayed. Eventually, of course, difficulties were overcome and the Incline was built. It was opened to the public May 20, 1877. The Duquesne Incline was the first Pittsburgh incline designed and built by Samuel Diescher, for Kirk Bigham and Associates. Mr. Diescher, an engineer, had become the country's foremost builder of inclines. He was also to design and build most of those that followed.

 

At the time of its public opening, it was one of four inclined planes serving the summit of Coal Hill, which later came to be known as Mount Washington. The Duquesne Incline was operated, from 1877 until 1962 by The Duquesne Inclined Plane Company. From 1964 until the present, the Incline has been operated by the Society for the Preservation of The Duquesne Heights Incline; it has been owned by the Port Authority of Allegheny County.

Pick-Up Locations

State College: 6:00 AM
Philipsburg: 6:30 AM
Clearfield: 7:00 AM
DuBois: 7:30 AM
Punxsutawney: 8:00 AM

Please be at your pickup locations 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Tentative Itinerary

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Pittsburgh Aviary
Guided Tour, Dine with the Birds, Parrot Paiting & time on own to explore
2:45 - 4:00 PM Duquesne Incline
Fast food stop en route home (on own)

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Approx. Returns

Punxsutawney - 7:00 PM
Dubois - 7:30 PM
Clearfield - 8:00 PM
Philipsburg - 8:30 PM
State College - 9:00 PM

L=Lunch

Tour Include:

  • Round-Trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • Guided Tour at Aviary

  • Parrot Painting Experience

  • Dine with the Birds

  • Incline

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Clearfield Clearfield-Walmart Parking Lot
Back end of parking lot on grocery side of store
DuBois DuBois Mall
Sears parking lot across from CNB Bank
Phillipsburg Philipsburg - Peebles Parking Lot
near Goodwill Store
Punxsutawney Walmart - far corner by Dollar Tree
21920 US-119, Punxsutawney, PA 15767
State College State College Bus Garage (near Airport)
2101 Alexander Drive, State College PA 16803
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Aug 03 2019 $115.00
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