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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-3640
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Ranked #25 of 93 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A must do if you're in the city. The animals are very active and well taken care of. The zoo is clean and the staff is friendly. The aquarium is unique as it's filled with sharks, sting rays and exotic fish. Worth the money and you can easily spend the entire day there.

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Washington, DC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The best part is the aquarium, but the rest of the exhibits need weeding and tending. Also, unless you lower the price there should be one price for days that the tram/bus/shuttle can take you around and another when it is not running. Seem like a lot of employees driving around on 4 wheelers and few working - but maybe... More

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25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I just read a review someone posted about a visit they took over the summer that was extremely negative and I feel compelled to say that that family's visit must have been an exception. I will say that the admission price is a bit high, especially for a large family, but since it includes a zoo AND an aquarium, I... More

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medicwizz
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12 reviews 12 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

On July 11th 2014, I took my 6 year old niece and my 4 year old nephew along with my own daughter to this "so called zoo". This little trip was a highlight to these kids summer, they were so looking foward to this day. First of all it was nearly 100.00 dollars for all of our admissions to the... More

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North Versailles, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Cool animals with a variety of indoor and out in their own habitats and multi views. There are several attractions to interact with. The aquarium is cool with a variety of species. One came right up to the glass and stared at me for quite a while. A bit disappointed when they took out the visiting Chinese dragons (awesome sea... More

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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The animals are grouped in habitat areas with native vegetation that echoes that in which they would be found. The aquarium has an amazing green roof that is open by special arrangement. Several enclosures are some of the best I've seen. They include the polar bear exhibit, the Cheetah run, the elephant experience and the Commodo dragon lair. All of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Just visited the zoo for the first time. It was ok, but Philadelphia much nicer. The habitat for some of the animals, such as the bear, polar bears and all species of cats, the elephants and rhinos is extremely too small and sad to see them in it. The polar bear definitely had some anxiety issues, pacing back and forth... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I love this Zoo because it is an adventure to visit. Yes, it is hilly and you will have a good walk getting through it, bit it makes it all the more adventuresome to walk around the corners with the kids wondering what is next and what you will be able to see! They have a good collection of animals... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First, don´t trust your GPS. If so you will end up in the wood. When you have 1 mile left follow the signs. Free parking. Zoo accepts Zoo-pass from AZA - 50% off admission. A great Zoo and for once easy to follow the paths without being confused. We were lucky, only 74 degrees so most animals were up and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is good kid zoo. We went in February, but it was still worthwhile. As most of outer Pittsburgh, this Zoo is on steep hills, so there is plenty of up and down walking. One follows a path through out door animal displays until you get to the large Aquarium. That's the topper of the tour. BTW the polar bear... More

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