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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-3640
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Ranked #20 of 88 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Aquariums, Zoos
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cincinnati, OH
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174 reviews 174 reviews
45 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Pittsburgh Zoo is far better than it was years ago but I wouldn't call it one of the better zoos in America. The spaces for the animals are bigger and more natural than they used to be but they could use some improvement and expansion. Part of the problem may be the zoo is somewhat land-locked and of course... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We make a trip every yr and are always delighted with how clean everything is. How wonderful the staff treated my four yr old after she tripped and skined her knee. They gave her a free ice cream she was ticked pink.

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

Thank you so much for your positive review of the Zoo. We are glad that our staff members were pleasant and helpful and that you have a great time when you visit each year. We'll see you again soon! More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

So many baby animals born at the Pgh zoo and the aquarium is definitely worth a visit. Polar bear exhibit is my favorite, where can you have a polar bear swim over top of you?!

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

Thank you so much for you positive review of the Zoo! We are so happy that you enjoy coming to visit us. We're so glad you like the popular polar bear exhibit as well. See you again soon! More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This zoo often has young animals on display. Right now there's a one-year-old gorilla, a two- year-old rhino, a one year old tiger, and two elephants who are only 5. Not many bears, tho they're getting some soon. The animals have a reasonable amount of well-designed open space.

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

Thank you for your feedback about the Pittsburgh Zoo. We are glad that you enjoy your time here and that you enjoy seeing our young animals. We hope to see you back again soon! More

Pittsburgh, PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It really is an old and lovely park that happens to be a zoo. There many interesting parts of it, especially the tunnels that house the retiles. The aquarium is wonderful! My favorit visit was during a Christmas break. It is really eerie to be alone with a komodo dragon!

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

Thank you for your positive feedback about the Zoo. We are so glad that you enjoy visiting us and seeing the reptiles and the aquarium. Come see us again this summer! More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Zoo in Pittsburgh is always a fun time for both adults and children. The animals are in their natural settings predominantly and it is relaxing to follow the paths or take the train. I've been to the San Diego Zoo; and the Pittsburgh Zoo I found almost as enjoyable. Maybe because I live here and know how to get... More

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

We are so happy that you enjoy your visits to the Pittsburgh Zoo! Thank you so much for your positive feedback and we hope to see you back again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We go to the zoo about once a month. The zoo has a great flow, so you don't have to do any backtracking. With lot of great views of the animals. Kids kingdom is great to let the kids run off any extra energy they might have left before you go home.

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

Thank you for visiting the Pittsburgh Zoo! We are very glad that you enjoy your time here and visit us so often! We appreciate your feedback and can't wait to see you back again soon! More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has undergone a fabulous renovation project. (They are always upgrading!) It is the most natural habitat zoo that I have ever been in. The animals actually look happy! We try to go at least once per year, we love it that much. It's always a wonderful one-day trip.

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

Thank you so much for your feedback about the Zoo. We are so glad you enjoy visiting and seeing the animals and habitats that we have here. We will see you again soon! More

Pittsburgh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Our Pittsburgh Zoo has been updated and renovated to both the animals and the visitors. The animals have a more natural habitat and space in which to live and roam. Gone are the old indoor cages for the elephants, tigers, etc. The aquarium feautures large and small water creatures as well as reptiles.

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

Thank you so much for coming to visit the Zoo! We are glad that you enjoy the animal exhibits and habitats that you see around the Zoo and we hope you come visit again soon! Thanks for your feedback. More

Westland, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Spent a saturday here with the family. Very nice Zoo and nice aqaurium. Seemed very clean, and the staff was very friendly. Good workout too!

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo with your family! We appreciate your feedback and hope you come visit us again soon! More

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