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West Mifflin

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Kennywood Park

West Miffin is a city in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, about 7 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

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  • Kennywood Park, 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, +1 412 461-0500, [1]. A compact but extremely popular amusement park, founded in 1898. The park contains all the standard amusement park rides, including a Kiddieland, a few splash rides, and several rollercoasters; among them are the "Thunderbolt," routinely named as one of the best wooden coasters in the country by enthusiasts, the "Racer" and the "Jack Rabbit," two historic wooden coasters, and the "Phantom's Revenge," a huge and very intense steel coaster.
  • Sandcastle Waterpark, 1000 Sandcastle Drive (in Homestead), +1 412 462-6666, [2]. Open late May-early Sep, times vary. A popular water park owned by the same folks as Kennywood; featuring plenty of swimming pools, body and tube water slides, and a water playground. $29.99 general, $19.99 seniors/under 48, children 3 and under free (parking $6).  edit

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  • The Waterfront - a large outdoor mall with residential living areas, located in Homestead (just north of West Miffin) on property that was the site of the infamous "Homestead Works", a Carnegie/USS steel mill where union and management (in the form of "Pinkertons") literally fought it out in the late 19th century. Home to entertainment such as Dave & Buster's and The Improv comedy theater, restaurants such as P.F. Chang's and Red, Hot, and Blue, and shopping such as Macy's.
  • Century III Mall - at PA Route 51 and Mountain View Drive, and built, oddly enough, on a huge mountain of "slag" dumped from all the steel mills.

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  • Hot Metal Diner [3] promises hungry customers a truly enjoyable dining experience. Rooted in years of working in and then owning her own restaurants, Owner Wendy Betten’s food is infused with her love of the restaurant business and care for her guests. Hot Metal Diner’s menu features fresh and flavorful dishes guaranteed to satisfy. The Hot Metal Diner serves breakfast and lunch daily 6 A.M to 3 P.M. Located along Lebanon Road across the road from Hot Metal Harley Davidson near the Port Authority Garage and the Allegheny County Airport.

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