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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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Great zoo

We are locals and visit once or twice a year. It's a must see if in town. Prepare for hills and lots of walking. Take your own water and snacks. Water is $3,00 Seemed this visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Warner Robins, GA
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173 reviews 173 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had thoroughly enjoyed our zoo visit five years ago and had been told there had been a good bit of construction and improvement. However, the construction was not done and several animals have died or been moved and not replaced [three bears, dogs], giraffe was not "out" [even though this was a weekend and the zoo was packed with... More 

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Williamsburg VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My son and I paid $28 for 2 hours of poorly designed exhibits. The aquarium glass in most exhibits is so scratched you cannot see into the tanks very well. The giraffes were tucked away behind renovation equipment, the snow leopard llooked miserable in his little tiny cage. The goats and other farm type animals were sad and it was... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fun. Exciting. Family fun galour. Our group was treated with respect and the zoo went out of their way for us. A must do at the Pittsburgh zoo.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We are locals and visit once or twice a year. It's a must see if in town. Prepare for hills and lots of walking. Take your own water and snacks. Water is $3,00 Seemed this visit was a little disappointing. I realize they are always renovation. But the areas in between could really use some upkeep. They been more benches.... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Warning this review is coming from someone who lives bear the National Zoo. I thought this was a decent little zoo. I spent about two hours there. My favorite part was the aquarium and the elephants. Also the peacocks that get to run loose around the zoo are very entertaining! I thought it was small, again thats probably because im... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This zoo was wonderful. The cheetahs and elephants were our favorite displays. Nice to see the gorillas having so much outdoor space. Some areas in need of updating, but it seems that a lot of work is being done. The aquarium is really top notch.

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

Leigh, we're glad you enjoyed your trip to the zoo! We are working very hard on improvements so that all animal habitats are up-to-date. We hope that you will come to visit us again soon! More 

Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Had a nice visit to the zoo. We went at opening and it wasn't crowded at all. Good variety of animals. Nice organized layout.

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Geneva, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We loved our visit to the zoo and aquarium and made it just in time for the penguin walk(they only walk once a day if the weather is cold enough, times are posted at the entrance). The animals and even reptiles were all very active while we were there which was a pleasant change from previous zoo experiences. The polar... More 

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

Thanks for "bearing" with us during our renovations! We're glad you could get to see the penguin walk - it seems to be a hit with everyone. We hope you visit us again soon! More 

St. John's, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Excellent zoo with excellent facilities, both for the humans and animals. Quality interaction sites and lots of variety of healthy, seemingly pleasant animals. Well organized layout that provides opportunity to see most all of the park in the most efficient time - very important when you have a one year old with you!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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