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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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Lots to see and very child friendly

My daughter her husband and 2 grandkids live nearby. It is a favorite visit for grandkids from age 1 up. Interactive exhibits where they can actually touch a ray or crawl... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My daughter her husband and 2 grandkids live nearby. It is a favorite visit for grandkids from age 1 up. Interactive exhibits where they can actually touch a ray or crawl through a tunnel through aquarium. Has reciprocal membership with some other zoos. Bring your lunch or buy within.

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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I took my son to the zoo last summer and it wasn't what i remembered from my childhood. It was quite a walk for us and some of the animals didn't look very healthy. The places to get something to eat were not very impressive. I gave it three stars because my son did enjoy it. I on the other... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Husk puts a twist on the regional low country food theme. Pork rinds with Cajun dust! The pork main course was terrific! My second vist to Charleston and Husk in 3 yrs. each time a wonderful dining experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Some animals were kept away as expected since was cold still. Disappointed that the open ocean exhibit was closed but thus was not mentioned on the Web site or at the gate before you come inside. Explain a 3 year old where the sharks went and why he can't see them after all he mentioned was the sharks on his... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Best Zoo by Far! Pittsburgh Zoo allows the animals and fish to remain in their own inhabitant and still gives awesome up close and personal views. Our family goes every year and are never disappointed. Many steps above others zoos we have been too, including Disney's Animal Kingdom. Go! Go! Go! Beautiful aquarium and offers great pic opportunities with the... More 

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

Laura, We're so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Zoo. We aim to have our animals in natural environment for everyone to see. We can't wait to see you and your family when you come back again! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fewer than 25% of animals out. Wish they had advised as such when we walked in. No shows either. Waste of time. People who gave this a good review possibly have not been too many zoos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I hold the zoo very close to us. We love spending days here. The bear enclosure definitely needs updated and has for a long time,but the aquarium is very fun.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium is a must-see attraction for any young families. They have recently upgraded several areas within the zoo and the aquarium is great. They have a train ride, as well as carousel, which operate when the weather permits. Cost is reasonable too.

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

Thank you for visiting the zoo with your family. We're happy you enjoyed the attractions we have to offer. We're very happy with our upgrades, and happy you are as well. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Winter can be fun at the zoo. Saturday's and Sunday's if it is cold enough the penquins will be on parade outside beside the aquarium. They walk down the hill then back up. Around 11oclock but ask At the gate. The new arrangement for the African animals is so much nicer for viewing the giraffes and cats.

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

Thank you for visiting the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium! We're happy to hear that you are pleased with the new arrangement we have for the African animals. We hope you enjoyed seeing the penguins take their walk too! More 

Pittsburgh
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to the zoo for a number of events and like the free parking. I remember the long trail between stations and always remember to wear comfortable shoes. The aquarium is my favorite spot. I enjoy seeing all the sea creatures especially the penguins.

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