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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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We are spoiled.

It was an older zoo. Loved that they had giraffes and elephants, but it was a little dirty and we are spoiled with the Cleveland and Akron Zoos close to us.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Akron, Ohio, United States
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Akron, Ohio, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was an older zoo. Loved that they had giraffes and elephants, but it was a little dirty and we are spoiled with the Cleveland and Akron Zoos close to us.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We loved the zoo, the price was great, $12 each.Nice size not too much walking. My kid loved the pinguins, we watched them for half an hour,.

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

Thanks so much for visiting the Pittsburgh Zoo! We are so happy that you enjoyed seeing the penguins on your recent visit. Hope to see you back again this summer! More 

Mars, Pennsylvania, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Pittsburgh Zoo has a reputation as a great zoo, and to be perfectly honest I don't get it. It is one of the more depressing zoos I've ever been to. With that said, I'm sure part of it comes from being a zoo in a part of the country that rarely has good weather. With that said, it's a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love going to the Zoo. Sometimes you see animals doing great things. Most of the time they are sleeping which is a bummer

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Lusby
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The polar bears were very active! We were able to see the tiger right at the window looking at us! The penguins came outside to play!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Great Zoo. Has still the older structures from the 70's (when I first went) yet modern animal area's. Take your own lunch you can leave the park and return. Wife and me went on one of our bikes. Ate lunch under a tree in the parking lot then went back in. Take you time and have fun. Make sure you... More 

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Pittsburgh
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My children love going to pittsburgh zoo. Nice animal exhibits. The aquarium is awesome. They have a pool where you can touch stingray. One of my favorite spots is the polar bear exibits. Negatives: some of he exhibits need updated and a lot of the zoo is uphill. Make sure you wear comfy shoes!

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The zoo is great! It is very clean and has a variety of animals and exhibits. The monkey house is always a favorite for our kids. We generally spend about two and half hours there and can see pretty much everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

They have animals and a aquarium. The children loved it and wife enjoyed as well. What more do I need to say!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a great zoo. The animals are mostly in fake habitats rather than cages. Of course there is a lot of walking and commercialism with toys and stuff to buy buy the place is very nice. It gets crowded on weekends especially in summer so go early of late day. The animals can be most active in cooler weather... More 

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