Visit the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum for the ultimate fan experience!
With 20,000 square feet of exhibition space over two floors, visitors will journey through Western Pennsylvania sports history, from amateur to pro and across the spectrum of sports. Come explore the only museum where’s its okay to start the wave.
Become part of a larger-than-life theatre experience, surrounded by five video screens showing the spine-tingling sights and sounds of the greatest moments in Western Pennsylvania sports. Re-live Bill Mazeroski’s 1960 World Series-winning home run, Franco Harris’ “Immaculate Reception,” Mario Lemieux hoisting the Stanley Cup, and Roberto Clemente heading for home. Immerse yourself in an award-winning multi-media display, featuring illuminated artifacts such as Franco’s turf and Mario’s jersey, all set to an original score of music.
Get an up-close look at the Indy 500-winning car from local racing legend Chip Ganassi and explore the region’s auto racing, horse racing, cycling, and track and field history. Kids can hop aboard a pint-sized powerboat ride, create their own Olympic medal, or measure their leaping ability in the long jump.
Try putting Oakmont Country Club’s famed “church pew” sand bunkers and learn about local heroes Arnold Palmer and Carol Semple-Thompson’s incredible careers through artifacts, U.S. Open videos, and an interactive game showing the evolution of modern golf equipment.
Step back in time with a 40-foot, two-story mural depicting
Forbes Field as it looked during the seventh game of the 1960 World Series. Explore the Hall of Famers from Pittsburgh’s Negro League teams – the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords – and uncover un-told stories of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ five World Championships. Kids can try their hand holding legendary bats from Pirate greats, listening to audio clips of Pittsburgh’s legendary announcers, or learning about venerable Three Rivers Stadium as part of a touch-screen interactive.
Relive the incredible tradition of Western Pennsylvania football from Friday Night Lights through Super Steelers Sundays. Check out the “Cradle of Quarterbacks” to learn about the more than 50 professional signal-callers from our region, including Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Joe Montana, and Dan Marino. Explore how Western Pennsylvania became a hot-spot for local high school football and explore the region’s incredible college football tradition, including the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State. Then tackle the Pittsburgh Steelers six-time world championships by trying on a Super Bowl ring, making a perfect pass to Lynn Swann and John Stallworth, or getting up-close with the Steel Curtain. Don’t miss Franco Harris’ shoes from the "Immaculate Reception," the history of Myron Cope’s Terrible Towel, or a full-size car from "The Ultimate Steelers Fan."
Trace the history of hockey in Western Pennsylvania from its start here in 1895 to today’s Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. Learn how Pittsburgh was home to the world’s first semi-pro hockey league and the world’s first indoor artificial ice rink, the Duquesne Gardens. Then experience the unmatched skill of Mario Lemieux's back-to-back Stanley Cup victories by enjoying skates, sticks, and videos from “Le Magnifique.” Then explore the Penguins current dynasty with items from Sidney Crosby and Marc Andre-Fleury. Don’t forget to snap your photo posing as the Penguins next All-Star goalie.
The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Where pride is on display every day and your entire family will find something to cheer about.