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Great place for families on hot days

More kids and families than we could count staying cool in the water. The city has more than just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Butler, Pennsylvania
An absolute blast with the kids!

My wife and I saw these steps during our duck boat tour. We made note of where they were because we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Weehawken, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

More kids and families than we could count staying cool in the water. The city has more than just this hidden jem. Prepare yourself to get wet if you go there.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I saw these steps during our duck boat tour. We made note of where they were because we wanted to come back with our kids. I'm very happy we did. My kids must have gone up and down these water steps about...More

1  Thank psudino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A day out with the teenagers yielded this as one of our stops. They loved jumping around in the water and taking pictures with the city backdrop. The water is mostly ankle deep- perfect for little ones to cool off on a hot day and...More

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a short walk from the Carnagie Science Center, which was a pleasant surprise. Kids of all ages were there enjoying themselves, and it was refreshing to wade in the knee-deep water. The only disappointing thing was some people wouldn't pick up after...More

Thank TheAshleyFamilyFold
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We walked to the water steps from across the river in downtown. When we got there, there were a lot of people around, but there was not any water in the steps! Perhaps we arrived too late. It would have been nice to see with...More

4  Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Check out the Water Steps for a fun little free spot to play and/or cool down. The water is chlorinated and we saw kids of all ages enjoying the steps. They are a nice and beautiful place to stop and rest when you’re strolling Northshore...More

1  Thank jgieryn
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We stayed at a hotel across the street from the water steps so my two kids went back a few times. The steps are right on the riverfront on the North Shore. Great views of the city! The kids enjoyed walking on the water steps...More

2  Thank Caroyn O
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We never knew this place was here. It's the perfect setting for scenery, taking pictures, watching boats sail by, and tons of fun for kids and really anyone of all ages. Grandparents can even sit on the side and put their feet. Finally a place...More

Thank SteelersTown28
Reviewed 22 June 2018

While on the Duck tour our guide pointed this out as we were headed down the river. Couldn't wait to test it out my grandson and daughter. The rock steps have texture so no worries about slipping. Water was clean and felt like bath water....More

2  Thank marthamae2018
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped there along our walk today! Our little guy loved it and didn’t want to leave!! We’ll be visiting it often this summer:)

2  Thank Jessica R
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19 September 2018|
Response from TombGuard320 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know for sure, but am pretty sure they do.. It would be too dangerous otherwise..
Valerie K
23 July 2018|
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Response from BobKPgh | Reviewed this property |
Street parking is the closest. If your are traveling with another adult you could drop them all off and then go park at the Rivers Casino for free. It is just a short walk along the bike trail from the Casino to the water... More
Melissa A
10 May 2018|
Response from MRJAMMERZ | Reviewed this property |
The fountain is on but I haven't been over to the Water Steps yet . If it is not on it will be yet.