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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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Small zoo and aquarium.

Interesting zoo for a half day activity. Tram that runs is wonderful and very inexpensive. Food was average for a zoo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Wantagh
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Wantagh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Interesting zoo for a half day activity. Tram that runs is wonderful and very inexpensive. Food was average for a zoo.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this zoo on saturday and thoroughly enjoyed the day. We spent about 4hrs and could have stayed longer. The zoo is well organized and its easy to navigate your way to ensure not missing anything. Lots of shaded areas and places to sit down, which was great especially on a hot humid day. Kids liked the animal show... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

the aquarium is a must see. The polar bears are amazing and the underwater tunnels are very cool. I wish they had more interactions for children; however, great zoo overall.

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Montgomery Village
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There is something for everyone here. Great family experience. Great day trip. Interesting animals go early and have fun.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a pretty good zoo as zoos go. Nice selection of animals. usually very clean and flows pretty nicely even on busy days. Would like to see more hands-on experiences and it's a shame they don't have more land to expand to since they do a nice job with the space they do have. Our children love it. Only... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have made several trips to the zoo. The last one was 3 years ago. I don't remember it being so overgrown. The plants we not well kept. Everything seemed dingy. It was a very hot day so I am guessing that may be why we didn't see many animals, no bears, no polar bears, no lions,... More 

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Medford NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a nice little zoo, although there are not too many acres of natural habitats for a lot of the larger animals. The animals all seemed healthy and well-cared-for.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I did spend about five hours at the zoo and aquarium, but the overall feeling I got was that I've been to zoos with much more animals. They do provide excellent conservation measures and education, and are very sensitive to the needs of endangered animals. But they seemed to have only two of everything, instead of herds of animals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great place for the entire family. The food is average and priced for a park. Kids of all ages love the animals and petting zoo for the little ones. It is just the right size for an enjoyable day outside with the family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went there when we ran out of things to do in the city. The animals where well kept and seemed happy. The aquarium was the coolest part though. The massive shark tank was great.

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