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The Nationality Rooms

4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (North Oakland)
412-624-6000
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Ranked #9 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Montecito, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building with two floors of country themed classrooms on two levels. $4 at gift shop gets you a key to all the rooms along with audio player. Very unique tour, go at your own pace.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

a growing collection of rooms designed and decorated to evoke a nationality or culture. Each room has created by a private group which raises the money and with university approval designs a room to remember their history. Well worth your time.

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Rehovot
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Located in the University of Pittsburgh, Nationality Rooms is situated on two floors. The tour is self-guided, and a master key and map to the rooms should be obtained from a receptionist at the small gift center located in one of the maze of corridors. You need to lock each door following your departure. Seating is available in most of... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Something different to do in Pittsburgh. I learned about these rooms through Trip Advisor. You can either do the free tour, which allows you to see many of the rooms on the 3rd floor or you can pay $4 for the audio tour and get the key to all the rooms on 1st and 3rd floors. I think about half... More

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I read the review before deciding where to go, and the reviews are pretty much spot on. The Nationality rooms are located on the 3rd Floor of the Cathedral of Learning in the University of Pittsburgh. Definitely worth the visit. I admire the work done on each chair in each room. The visitors get to sit in the chair and... More

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Lancaster, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A good place to visit if you're looking to do something that is very quiet and calming. The rooms are interesting and the self-guided method let's you choose which rooms you visit. Younger kids might get bored pretty quickly. If you have a chance, take the elevator to the 36th floor for nice views of the Pittsburgh area.

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Gainesville, Florida
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158 reviews 158 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We sprung for the audio tour, which allows access to all the rooms on the first floor under lock and key. $4 per person is not a bad price to pay for what you see, but it is definitely geared toward international history, like the academic Epcot experience. I enjoyed it a lot, but it did get a little tiresome... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Nationality Rooms located in the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh campus are a must see. I attended Pitt and at the time, I took these rooms for granted. It wasn't until 25 years later did I return with my children and take the self guided tour of all of the rooms. We visited at Christmas time... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
64 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

These are classrooms inside the Cathedral of Learning on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. They are all decorated and arranged according to the country represented within. Some are more beautiful than others, but all are well worth seeing.

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We never would have heard about this or thought about visiting except for TA reviews. We visited the classrooms on the third floor and they were quite a surprise.Each country had the classroom in the style of their own country. We saw rooms from Israel, Japan, Greece, the Ukraine, Sweden etc. Visits to the third floor classrooms are free. We... More

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