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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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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This zoo is obviously aging a bit, but they are currently constructing some new enclosures, so they are making improvements. The aquarium was really nice, and the zoo staff were all so helpful and were happy to answer our questions about the animals. We are looking forward to returning, especially when they finish renovating!

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Abingdon, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Visited here with my boyfriend during a chilly March weekend. We loved the layout of the zoo, which was mostly flat surface walking. Plus it felt like the exhibits blended into one another, so you easily drifted along at your own pace. We were surprised by how many animals the zoo has, especially all the monkeys. Unfortunately, a lot of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited this zoo for the first time the end of July 2014. Since we are from South Carolina we were very familiar with zoo's. We loved Pittsburgh Zoo and PBG Aquarium. There were lots of animals we have never seen before, and my kids loved the aquarium. We loved the environment. This is a must for us when we... More

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

Thank you for coming to the Zoo on your recent trip to Pittsburgh! We are happy that enjoyed the exhibits and the aquarium, and we appreciate your positive review. See you again soon! More

Woodville
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Our family visited this zoo right after my son had foot surgery. He was in a wheel chair and it was very difficult to navigate through this zoo. We tried to rent an electric scooter but they were out of them. We probably will not return to this zoo.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went to the zoo on Tuesday, 7/22/14 in the afternoon. You can see the zoo in 4-5 hours. The price was average although having the aquarium as part of the zoo (at no additional cost) is a good value. It is a medium sized zoo and you seem to be closer to the animals than in other zoos. It... More

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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 appreciate your positive feedback about your recent visit and we're glad you enjoyed seeing many of the animal exhibits. Please come again soon! More

LONG ISLAND
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

the zoo is OK- it is going through renovation so the bears and giraffe are not able to be seen. The aquarium is included but the polar bear can be very difficult. the underwater tunnels were disappointing as there were only 3 sharks not much else not even seaweed. Smaller than i thought after reading the reviews. Price not bad... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Zoo is nice and clean. However, animal areas are somewhat small for several of the animals. The Aquarium is perhaps the nicest part of the zoo. The train pass is definitely worth the $2 price for transportation around the zoo.

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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 happy that you enjoyed your time here and we hope to see you back again soon! More

Morgantown, West Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've been to this zoo about half a dozen or more times over the years. It is never easy to find. Right now they are doing construction which makes it worse. Once you find the zoo, parking can be a "bear". The zoo gets really crowded on weekends; try going during the week. It is a long walk around the... More

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Cologne, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Having lived in Pittsburgh we frequented the zoo a few times and the zoo itself it very nice, lots of animals, playground for kids, restaurants on premises( food is quite pricey). The best part of the zoo though, is the aquarium. It's a massive space with ceiling to floor tanks full of fish, a shark exhibit and even an area... More

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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 glad that you enjoy your time here, especially the aquarium. We hope you'll be able to bring your family to visit again soon! More

Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I visited the zoo yesterday with a friend and two 5 year old boys. We had both been there many times in years past, but this visit was very disappointing and upsetting. The entire zoo seemed to have gone down hill. It appeared old and run down. The price has gone up to $15 for adults and $13 for children... More

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