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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-3640
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Ranked #23 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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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 NEW

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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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 NEW

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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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Ontario
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a medium sized old zoo. They have a nice variety of animals. I saw all my favourites - elephants, penguins, orangutans, polar bears and tons more. The entry fee is as low as you will find anywhere for a decent zoo. The food was good and the food areas were clean. No sign of the concerns raised by... More

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

We're so glad that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Zoo! We're happy to hear that your son enjoyed himself and we hope to see you back again soon! More

Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We went to the zoo for the first time this year. When we got there the animals were out of site. The greenery was so over grown you could barely see what was outside. From a child's point of view,they could not see anything. The grounds were unkept and dirty to my surprise. The zoo was also under construction .... More

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Green, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The zoo is fine for the price. After having visited Detroit's, Toledo's, Cleveland's, Akron's and Columbus' zoos, this one was just O.K. I don't think I would make a return trip when I have access to zoos closer home. But, if you're close, it is a good way to spend a few hours. You certainly don't need a whole day... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is not one of the biggest ones. If you have time and don't have a plan, it's not a bad idea to visit. But you should not expect much.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A lot of areas are in renovation, its an average zoo, like the electric stairs going in and the polar bear was very cute and nice...you can see him from different points in his area.

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