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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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Address: 1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone Number: (412) 665-3640
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Description: One of the few major zoo and aquarium combinations in America, our 77-acre...
One of the few major zoo and aquarium combinations in America, our 77-acre facility is fun and excitement from beginning to end. Enjoy meeting Amur tigers, Komodo dragons, African lions and elephants,stop by the Tropical Forest and PPG Aquarium. Water's Edge features two underwater tunnels. Experience the thrill of a polar bear swimming above you in the underwater polar bear tunnel, watch our sea otters play, and go nose-to-nose with a sand tiger shark. Be sure to stop by Kids Kingdom for even more fun.
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Great Wedding Reception Venue

A friend held their wedding reception at the aquarium and it was truely unique. Would recommend this to anyone wanting something memorable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A friend held their wedding reception at the aquarium and it was truely unique. Would recommend this to anyone wanting something memorable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Perfect day spent at the zoo and aquarium! Great place for the family. We enjoyed the aquarium the most amd spent most of our day there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We spent the entire day at the zoo. It was just wonderful. The animals are so well kept and the park is beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We spent last Sunday afternoon strolling through the Pitts zoo. It is a beautiful, clean zoo. We have a membership at Philadelphia so it was half price to enter. Yes. There are hills. But the exhibits are well worth the hike. It was so nice to see the elephants. And, the aquarium is a wonderful addition. The dancing polar bear... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The zoo is one of our favorite places to bring our daughter on nice days. The zoo is very family friendly with all of the animals in very easy to view exhibits. They are currently doing major renovations that will add a new restaurant and new animal exhibits. The new cheetah exhibit is one of our favorites! They are so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place to visit. Get the zoo and aquarium in one venue. Good sight lines and they have a great fund raiser at the end of every summer with food stations and live music!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Well laid out and worth the trip. Some more interesting animals than just the usual including a snow leopard and cheetah. Visit the gorillas!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

My sisters and I love zoos! We decided to drive two hours to go to the Pittsburgh Zoo. When we first arrived I was so confused as to where to park. Everyone was parking on the road in when there was plenty of parking in the parking lots just feet away. Anyway, we get our tickets and make our way... More 

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PittsburghZoo, Public Relations Manager at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, responded to this review

Melanie, We are happy you enjoyed your visit! We strive to make the habitats as accessible to visitors as we can so that you can see up close and personal the animals. Unfortunately we are doing some maintenance in the aquarium which caused the large tank to be drained. We hope you come to visit us again when it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We gathered up the family for a mid-week outing at the zoo-aquarium. We walked the 3.5 mile circuit of the natural habitat grounds during the early afternoon. We had great views of the animals leisurely playing and resting in the mid-day sun: the tigers, leopards, komodo dragons, pandas of the Asian Forest and the flamingos, lions, rhinos, gazelles, springbok, elephants... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Having seen the Detroit, Cleveland, Toledo and Chicago Zoos, I have to say the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in my favorite. The kids love wandering through the enclosures and the open air areas. The polar bears, penguins, sea horses, otters, jellyfish, manta rays and octopi are wonderful. Even as teens the kids still ask when we are going back!... More 

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