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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-3640
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Ranked #25 of 94 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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Pittsburgh, PA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Pittsburgh boasts a truly excellent zoo, quite large, many animals, definitely enough for an all-day (or most of the day) outing. If you are there with kids under 12, prepare to spend LOTS of time at the children's zoo, where they have awesome slides and climbing apparatus. Happily there are benches where you can sit, unless you can't resist going... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

I hope the polar bear is in the water so you can see just how playful that enormous bear can be, and how graceful int he water floating earily over your head. The use of tunnels is genius from the frozen tundra of the Penguins, shark tank, sting ray petting area and meerkat exploration zone just to name a few.... More

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South Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great way to spend a day....be careful though there are hills to be climbed...very gradual with rest stops along the way...we were surprised at the changes since we were there last....They really are getting better with the habitats for the animals....Could still use some work to have some of the animals have more room to roam.....You have a very good... More

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews 101 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I've been here several times and it's always fun. They have nice animal exhibits. My favorite is the aquarium. It's easy to walk around to all of the displays. There are benches along the paths and seating if you bring a lunch or eat there. The only downside is that it tends to get very crowded, so come early!

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Bangor, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We just spent the day with 3 grandchildren and had a fantastic time! The exhibits were wonderful and the zoo was extremely clean. We'd definitely go back.

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Sterling
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I thought the zoo and aquarium were really good. I've been to the National Zoo in DC and the San Diego Zoo and they are pretty close to those...maybe not in terms of the number of animals...but the quality of the zoo. You could get closer to the animals than most zoos I've been too, which is nice. The aquarium... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Best $15 I have spent in some time! People were friendly, animals were on display. Zoo is very walkable. Highlight of the day was the Polar Bear, where you can view him jumping in the water from underneath him. Would definitely recommend going to the Zoo and Aquarium.

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Washington CourtHouse, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had a fantastic time at the reception held at the PPG Aquarium! The staff was curtious, friendly and very professional. The cratered food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. They had a Sting Ray "Petting" Pool for the kids, which kept EVERYONE entertained! I highly recommend this venue for your next occasion.

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

We're so glad that you had a great time at your friend's wedding here at the Zoo! We appreciate your feedback about the Zoo as an event venue. More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium is a great day escape with the kids. Halloween time is also fun as the kids trick or treat throughout the park the weekend before the holiday.

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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're glad you and your family enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back again soon! More

Greensburg, PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

This zoo was failry standard in the attractions they have. The place could use a food cleaning but overall we had a good time. Plenty of animals to look at but several key animals missing. There was only one baby brown bear, one sleeping lion that was hiding on a high ledge. The fish tanks were standard, nothing great. Overall... More

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