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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-3640
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Ranked #24 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Nice Zoo, rather small but can all be seen in an afternoon.Has several exotic animals you may not see in other Zoo's.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is such a nice zoo for children. It has a great path that takes you through everything, fairly shady, and lots of variety. My kids (7 & 10) had a great day.

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Hamburg, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Really loved this zoo- we were lucky to see most of the animals active and outdoors! Loved all the vegetation - animal habitats were large and clean - would recommend to those who love to visit different zoos as we do! Worth the trip!

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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're so glad you enjoyed your visit here and were able to see many of our exhibits. Hope you come again soon! More

Dover, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great for kids who can walk, and dodge strollers! Go early to try and see active animals and avoid the crowds.

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

We're glad you had a great time on your recent trip to the Zoo! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you back again soon! More

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My family and I have been to many zoos, and Pittsburgh zoo is really nice. With that said, I don't think one thing really stood out as exceptional, it was just a nice zoo in many aspects. Recommended if you like animals and are in the area.

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Sayre, PA
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63 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a great time with two grandkids walking around this attraction. There's a little bit of something for everyone, from wild animals to aquatic viewing. You can easily see everything in two hours and longer if you want to linger at your favorite animal and wait for that special picture. It's nice that veterans are free and all in... More

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Coalport, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The animals were very active the day we were there. The animals are well cared for and zoo was very clean. Had a great time.

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Greenville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is one of the better zoos I have visited. its smaller and the entire zoo can easily be walked by small children. If you live close to zoo I recommend the season pass. We bought ours in early May and have visited the zoo 4 times this summer. Its a great deal for a family of 5. Parking is... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were disappointed upon arrival that unlike all other zoos we've visited, the Pittsburg Zoo doesn't extend a military discount to spouses. (I am a veteran as well but don't carry my honorable discharge papers with me regularly) The wording on their website is the same as other zoos but I should have called ahead it seems. The part that... More

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Pittsburgh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I live in Pittsburgh and I still visit the zoo a few times a year. It has always been a fun thing to do in the summer with family and friends. My most recent visit to the zoo was a lot of fun with my neighbors and their kids. We saw the elephants take a swim in the water, the... More

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