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The Nationality Rooms

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Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone Number: 412-624-6000
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The Nationality Rooms are a must see for any visit to Pittsburgh. We planned for 11AM start on Sunday morning. Staff were fun to deal with and we got a 50% discount. We toured... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Nationality Rooms are a must see for any visit to Pittsburgh. We planned for 11AM start on Sunday morning. Staff were fun to deal with and we got a 50% discount. We toured every classroom that was open (several are being upgraded--which will be worth the wait, as it includes built-in sound system to explain the room and audio-visual... More 

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New York
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

not what I thought they would be. Most of them need a bit time makeover and they don't tell you much about the country associated with each room. I'd say try to see something else. The University is very impressive though.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I really enjoy touring the nationality rooms and often take visitors to them. I have gotten the audio tour most times but find that it is often more detailed than I want when visiting all or most of the rooms. The fun part is just seeing the rooms and seeing how varied they are. Summer is a good time to... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I specially loved the English, French, Israeli, Austrian and Turkish rooms. Make sure you go to the third floor and visit the other rooms as well.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Enjoyed them as a student at Pitt. Even gave tours of them as a student. Love taking people to them to see now...how many years later! The workmanship. The love. The history. Sign up for a tour...or you can do them on your own!

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A unique experience. The Cathedral of Learning itself is a beautiful architectural gem.Each room represents a nation and designed and decorated accordingly. Audio guide (only $4); takes about an hour to do the main part. Not to be missed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

For only a few dollars u can get a key & a small audio player to use while visiting various rooms on the 1st fl of the Cathedral, rooms on the 3rd floor have the audio built in. We visited on a Monday morning in August, so there were only a few students studying or taking tours at the time,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We toured with our children and they were enthralled! They loved each room and the story of each. They did not want the tour to end!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

While interesting all year round, tours about the ethnic Christmas traditions is even more so. If you can, take a guided tour, but even taped tours are very informative. We went to a nationality festival that kicked off the Christmas season a few years ago, but I couldn't find that this year. Other than being extremely crowded, was great for... More 

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Upper Saint Clair, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Rich in culture, architecture and a very authentic representation of the various countries. Located in the Cathedral of Learning and an information center with guided tours. Highly recommend. The landmark of the downtown and for the University of Pittsburgh.

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