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National Aviary

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Address: Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-323-7235
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Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly...

Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.

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National aviary

Very good aviary with several different environments for birds. From finches to penguins, there are so many interesting species to observe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Stephen G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good aviary with several different environments for birds. From finches to penguins, there are so many interesting species to observe.

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Thank Stephen G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

what a gem in the 'Burgh. Exotic birds with amazing plumage aat evry exhibit. You can get up close and personal with many of the birds as you walk through some exhibits that are open air and the birds are free range. It truly is spectacular and very clean. Put this place on your list if you live here and... More 

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Thank bill r
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

on a trip, decided to walk to the National Aviary just blocks from the Inn on the Mexican War Streets where we were guests and made a morning of the Aviary. The Penguin experience was wonderful and the whole space was such fun. Go and check this gem out!

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Cincinnati, OH
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small but beautifully done aviary. We didn't know what to expect and had done no research before we went and were wonderfully surprised. It wasn't very crowded and so our experience was exceptional - we were able to do everything at our own pace without people crowding around. I loved how "hands on" and up close and... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Aviary is the best avian zoo in the country. The facility is wonderful and is a great experience for all, young and old. There are programs throughout the day to enjoy feedings and informational sessions. They have every sort of bird imaginable. My highlights include the Wetlands and Tropical Rooms which you can walk through. There is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent and entire day in this beautiful picturesque atmosphere and learn so much about different species of birds!

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Thank waynewP5738SV
Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here on a day of sightseeing and had a great time. This is a very open facility, with lots of opportunity to interact with the birds. The staff is very friendly, and all the kids we saw were enjoying themselves

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many birds, many in the open air. Great for photography and getting some great shots of some rare birds you may never see otherwise

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed visiting here. If you like live birds, go...!! There are many kinds of birds, some flying near visitors...very nice to see... Most are in a natural environment and they seem to be very well cared for and respected... I would recommend to anyone who likes birds...

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went sightseeing in Pittsburgh and a waitress told us to not miss the National Aviary. She says that she always brings her out of town guests and everyone loves it. She was right: of the five attractions we went to, this was our favorite. And my wife doesn't even like birds; or, rather, she didn't. This isn't like a... More 

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