Downtown Baoshan is the location of Baosteel's head office. The main campus of Shanghai University is also located in Baoshan District. The Anti-Japanese War Memorial Park on Donglin Lu has a small museum with artifacts from the Second World War, and a modern glass and steel pagoda. One of several schools in the district, Xing Zhi Middle School was founded by the famous educationalist from Nanjing, Tao Xingzhi.
Baoshan District is now served by Shanghai's Metro Network.There are 3 metro lines from Baoshan to central Shanghai: Line 1, Line 3 and Line 7. The 952B bus runs from the corner of Youyizhi Lu and Youyi Lu to People's Square in central Shanghai. The number 5 tourist bus runs from Mudanjiang Lu to Jiangwan Zhen metro station. There is also a ferry terminal which serves several destinations, including a two-hour trip to Chongming Island and a 12-hour trip to the Buddhist island of Putuoshan.