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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 665-3640
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Ranked #25 of 92 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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North Versailles, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Cool animals with a variety of indoor and out in their own habitats and multi views. There are several attractions to interact with. The aquarium is cool with a variety of species. One came right up to the glass and stared at me for quite a while. A bit disappointed when they took out the visiting Chinese dragons (awesome sea... More

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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The animals are grouped in habitat areas with native vegetation that echoes that in which they would be found. The aquarium has an amazing green roof that is open by special arrangement. Several enclosures are some of the best I've seen. They include the polar bear exhibit, the Cheetah run, the elephant experience and the Commodo dragon lair. All of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Just visited the zoo for the first time. It was ok, but Philadelphia much nicer. The habitat for some of the animals, such as the bear, polar bears and all species of cats, the elephants and rhinos is extremely too small and sad to see them in it. The polar bear definitely had some anxiety issues, pacing back and forth... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I love this Zoo because it is an adventure to visit. Yes, it is hilly and you will have a good walk getting through it, bit it makes it all the more adventuresome to walk around the corners with the kids wondering what is next and what you will be able to see! They have a good collection of animals... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First, don´t trust your GPS. If so you will end up in the wood. When you have 1 mile left follow the signs. Free parking. Zoo accepts Zoo-pass from AZA - 50% off admission. A great Zoo and for once easy to follow the paths without being confused. We were lucky, only 74 degrees so most animals were up and... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is good kid zoo. We went in February, but it was still worthwhile. As most of outer Pittsburgh, this Zoo is on steep hills, so there is plenty of up and down walking. One follows a path through out door animal displays until you get to the large Aquarium. That's the topper of the tour. BTW the polar bear... More

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If I have to say something " negative" it would be that it's bait hilly so wear good walking shoes. Very nice experience

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Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is without a doubt the best zoo I have ever been to. So many different types of animals. You can get up close and personal with some kangaroos! It is awesome.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I felt that this zoo was one of the better zoos I've gone to. Next to the Bronx zoo. It's priced amazingly. I cannot get over how cheap it was. $15 admission compared to standard zoos of almost $30/person. The habitats were very nice. The animals looked content as opposed to some where they look like they're on display. All... More

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Elmira, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

perfect size for a zoo. we loved all the exhibits. loved the aquarium the best. great price that size of a zoo.

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