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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-3640
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Ranked #25 of 91 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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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Zoo and aquarium all wrapped up in one. Shark and polar bear tubes are worth the trip alone. Great views of all the animals.

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We love the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG aquarium and we try to visit several times a year. Even when the parking lot is full, it never feels too crowded at the zoo. To see the entire zoo and Kids Kingdom, you really do need 4-6 hours. The aquarium is great, the kids really love the sea dragons, penguins and the... More

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Williamsville, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This zoo was fantastic! We have a membership to our local zoo so we were able to get a 50% discount on our tickets, which was well worth it! I really liked that you follow a path to see all the animals, this way you don't miss anything. Most of the animals were out and the kids really enjoyed it.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Going to the zoo with preschoolers is an adventure. If the kids can walk, leave the stroller behind. The crowds were not bad, but we could move much more quickly without it. Bring hats and sunscreen lotion. Our children were able to be a panel of glass from snow leopards, bears, sea lions and meerkats. The aquarium alone is worth... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The aquarium attached to the zoo makes this a place I would drive hours to. Which is what I did. It's pretty family friendly, with all of the major animals you'd expect to find. The aquarium experience, while not the best one I've visited, is very interesting and fits in perfectly with the zoo tour. It has sharks, a cool... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I liked that there was a zoo and aquarium combined, both were very nice. The layout of the zoo was confusing at times but we all had a great time. Would return again if we're in the area .

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Cherry Hill NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great day at an an some zoo! Please go and enjoy. Nice attractions and outdoors and enclosed one. Soft hills, not to intense to walk for older folks. Our 3yr granddaughter loved!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice Zoo, rather small but can all be seen in an afternoon.Has several exotic animals you may not see in other Zoo's.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is such a nice zoo for children. It has a great path that takes you through everything, fairly shady, and lots of variety. My kids (7 & 10) had a great day.

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Hamburg, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Really loved this zoo- we were lucky to see most of the animals active and outdoors! Loved all the vegetation - animal habitats were large and clean - would recommend to those who love to visit different zoos as we do! Worth the trip!

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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 so glad you enjoyed your visit here and were able to see many of our exhibits. Hope you come again soon! More

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