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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-3640
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Ranked #20 of 87 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

So many baby animals born at the Pgh zoo and the aquarium is definitely worth a visit. Polar bear exhibit is my favorite, where can you have a polar bear swim over top of you?!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This zoo often has young animals on display. Right now there's a one-year-old gorilla, a two- year-old rhino, a one year old tiger, and two elephants who are only 5. Not many bears, tho they're getting some soon. The animals have a reasonable amount of well-designed open space.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It really is an old and lovely park that happens to be a zoo. There many interesting parts of it, especially the tunnels that house the retiles. The aquarium is wonderful! My favorit visit was during a Christmas break. It is really eerie to be alone with a komodo dragon!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Zoo in Pittsburgh is always a fun time for both adults and children. The animals are in their natural settings predominantly and it is relaxing to follow the paths or take the train. I've been to the San Diego Zoo; and the Pittsburgh Zoo I found almost as enjoyable. Maybe because I live here and know how to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We go to the zoo about once a month. The zoo has a great flow, so you don't have to do any backtracking. With lot of great views of the animals. Kids kingdom is great to let the kids run off any extra energy they might have left before you go home.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium has undergone a fabulous renovation project. (They are always upgrading!) It is the most natural habitat zoo that I have ever been in. The animals actually look happy! We try to go at least once per year, we love it that much. It's always a wonderful one-day trip.

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Pittsburgh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Our Pittsburgh Zoo has been updated and renovated to both the animals and the visitors. The animals have a more natural habitat and space in which to live and roam. Gone are the old indoor cages for the elephants, tigers, etc. The aquarium feautures large and small water creatures as well as reptiles.

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Westland, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Spent a saturday here with the family. Very nice Zoo and nice aqaurium. Seemed very clean, and the staff was very friendly. Good workout too!

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Louisville KY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a very nice zoo that is a manageable size for about a half day or so. We were especially impressed w/ the elephant habitat and the aquarium. The aquarium could really stand on its own as a separate attraction.

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

Thank you so much for vising the Pittsburgh Zoo! We are very happy that you had a great time here and enjoyed seeing the elephants and the aquarium. We hope to see you back here again soon for another visit! More

Baddeck, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I went to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium on Wednesday March 26th. It was a very nice zoo. When I walked in the zoo I saw 2 lions, some monkeys, a cheetah along with elephants, monkeys, fish and reptiles. There was no sign of a few animals but that is to be expected as some of the animals arent... More

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

Thank you so much for visiting our Zoo! We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself and that you got to see many of our animals and exhibits. We appreciate your feedback and hope you come back again this summer when the weather is warmer! More

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