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National Aviary

Allegheny Commons, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-323-7235
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Ranked #15 of 91 attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos
Description: Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
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Baltimore, MD
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119 reviews 119 reviews
17 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our group of 5 adults visited the National Aviary for 2 hours and we enjoyed ourselves. The exhibits and birds were interesting. It is a small venue, but I think we got our money's worth. Because we visited in the last 2 hours we were not able to see any of the shows/demonstrations, but it was still fun and we... More

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Massillon, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This also might be the most fun we've had (non-sports) in the pittsburgh area. Place is loaded with beautiful birds. Exhibits are interactive, so you can go in the wetlands and rainforest area and birds are everywhere - half the fun is looking for and finding everything. The interactive lorikeet feeding is also a blast. We missed the shows of... More

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We loved the Aviary. We wandered in each section the grasslands, tropics, wetlands and couldn't believe the beautiful birds. There seemed to be plenty of space for all the birds and the children were surprised at the number of bird species that were threatened and endangered. The kids loved the fact that the birds flew around them, some landing very... More

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Cicero, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

For some reason I did not know this place existed when planning out trip to Pittsburgh, but I sure am glad my wife found it inside the guide in our hotel room! If you have any bird feeders in your backyard and are visiting Pittsburgh, this is a must-see. We were there about two hours and there was plenty to... More

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trinity, fl
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to Pittsburgh and had limited time to visit tourist attractions. Being a bird lover, we thought this was be fun. After reading some of the other reviews on here, it almost deterred us from going. I'm glad we decided to go. It's not Disney World or a huge zoo, but the birds are unique and... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Loved the penguins. Its really cool to be able to be less than a foot away from the penguins in an open environment. Its a pretty small facility (we stayed less than an hour) but plenty of cool birds to see. Definitely only a one time visit is needed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Many people do not realize that this is THE National Aviary. It is a sparkling gem on Pittsburgh's North Side. The flight shows are amazing. The species of birds are almost too many to count. Among the exhibits are bald eagles and condors as well as a couple tree dwelling mammals. Many of the birds are not in cages and... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you are looking for an interesting and different venue for a Pittsburgh wedding take a look at the Aviary. I cannot give enough high marks for the staff, the venue, the beauty, etc. Lovely, lovely place. Pittsburgh certainly knows how to throw a wedding...and the Aviary was top notch.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This aviary has a large quantity of birds! Many of the exhibits (Grasslands, Tropical Rainforest, Wetlands) are walk-throughs that allow you to be in the birds habitat, with helpful signage to identify the birds and learn where they are from. We were able to see both the fruit bats and penguins being fed in the afternoon. Our 8-year old son... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I wish this had been a little larger. I was expecting something along the scale of the Pittsburgh Zoo but it was significantly smaller. None the less, we had a wonderful experience and would be great if you were limited on time.

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