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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 #7 of 88 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

There is nothing like the University of Pittsburgh Nationalities Rooms anywhere and I have been to many cities. It is an overlooked Pittsburgh treasure. This is something that I love to take out of town visitors to see. Each room has been thoughtfully and lovingly created by the local national groups that settled in the region. It is fun to... More

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Staten Island, NY
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I had read reviews about the Nationality Rooms, so I thought I knew what to expect. Other people's comments, reviews, raves, etc. cannot prepare you for the beauty and splendor of these rooms. Naturally, each room had its own personality (colors, furnishings, materials, etc.), but the intricate details and attributes of each room are outstanding. The third floor rooms are... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Chancellor of the Univ. of Pgh invited many of the various immigrant populations to the Cathedral of Learning to select a classroom and turn it into a representation of their original culture. From Italian to Oriental, you can experience many of the cultures from around the world. The exhibits are unbelievably detailed and educational. A great idea for a... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

During my college days I would spend hours in the Cathedral of Learning.It was an escape from the heat and a very relaxing respite.The Nationality rooms surround the perimeter of the Cathedral.They are amazing in that each room has a way of bringing its country to the visitor,displaying not only the architecture of each nation,but also a bit of history,each... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I've never expected to see this fantastic building , is a very nice surprise and beatifull. Very comfortable place to visit.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I was a tour hostess at the Nationality Rooms. Each room has a theme that predates the US Constitution, as to keep politics out of the rooms. Literally millions of dollars are spent to bring out the best of each culture, and there are one of a kind artifacts in each. You can take the tour for free, or with... More

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Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is one of those hidden gems that few people know about. As far as I could tell, I was the only person walking through at the time. I highly recommend a stop here. First of all, it's free other than parking. Second, each room is so unique! I went during a time when classes were taking place so I... More

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Go check this out! So very cool. They give you a key, a map, a recorded tour, and let you set your own pace. If I lived in the area, I'd frequent this place -it's that neat.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I had no idea what to expect at the Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms. I didn't know that each room's architecture and craftsmanship represented its respective country!! Each room was gorgeous and educational. So cool that people actually take classes in here! You have to go to the visitors office to get your keys/audio tour. The lady there was a... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Authentic period furnishings combined with stained glass and sculpted wood provided unforgettable glimpses of everything from 5th century BC Greece to 18th century Ukraine. Each room designed by the countries they represent. Highly recommend.

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