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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Address: 1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone Number: (412) 665-3640
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Ranked #26 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.

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Orlando, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

What I like most about the Pittsburgh Zoo is the fact that you never get lost. No matter what you do just go to your left and you'll hit all of the animal attractions. This zoo is clean and most of the animals seem happy. I do feel bad for the lonely snow leopard. There is a train and a... More

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Wilton, Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My boyfriend and I were in Pittsburgh for a long weekend and decided to go to the zoo on a lovely Sunday afternoon. It was an easy drive from the Westin Downtown and parking is free (yay!) We had a lovely time. It's nicely laid out and easy to get around. They have a ton of beautiful animals including elephants,... More

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wilkes-barre, pa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went for the polar bear's birthday and it was fantastic! Wasn't too crowded and the weather was good for this time of year. I would definitely go back when it's warmer and all the animals are out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I loved the zoo and how it included the aquarium right there attached to the actual zoo, very different from the city I'm in. We have to go to the zoo it's the zoo if we like to go to the aquarium its somewhere else completely. It was a bit pricey and no student discounts. There was also no polar... More

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We actually went with our cub scout group for a zoo sleepover. I highly recommend this if you have the opportunity. Lot of hands on and behind the scenes with the animals. Staff is great with the kids. Seriously, get a group together and just do it!

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I dont like going here. The animals are severely depressed looking, especially the bears who just walk back and forth in a small area over and over again. They dont have any room and nothing to do its sad. But I guess the snow leopard has it much worse because his area is so tiny and cramped.....I believe in saving... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Pittsburgh Zoo is one of my favorite places in Pittsburgh. It's well kept, fairly priced, and has a great variety of animals. The monkeys are always fun to watch, the shark tank is a unique feature, and even the "children's" section boasts more than your run-of-the-mill petting zoo type of animals. It's a great place for families and a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We regularly take our two year old granddaughter to the zoo and she LOVES it. My wife and I appreciate the manageable scale, the natural, well designed layout, the contemporary feel and the cleanliness of the whole property. The kids section is a nice blend of kid-friendly animals and play opportunities that let kids slide, climb and navigate a maze... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

I have been to about 20 zoos. The Pittsburgh Zoo is in the top 3. The recent improvements and additions put this zoo near the top.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was a Zoo Diver for over ten years, and fiigured there would be nothing new at the Zoo & Aquarium to see. I took my Grandson there and he had a great time, there were new exhibits, new animals, and they made it easy to get around. It me is a New Zoo& Aquarium.

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