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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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Description: Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from...
Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
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This is a nice place to visit because there was something for everyone in our group. The Penguins are a huge hit with all age groups. The facility is clean and very manageable by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place to visit because there was something for everyone in our group. The Penguins are a huge hit with all age groups. The facility is clean and very manageable by foot, also seemed accessible to those with a disability.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If your a nature lover or bird watcher or just want to see something beautiful and colorful as a bunch of exoic birds then this is the spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited the National Aviary on Sunday 8/23/2015. What a great experience! We opted for the Penguin encounter and very much enjoyed Mia's commentary and meeting Goldie. Absolutely loved the 'immersion' experience where you enter a room and the birds are there with you. My advice would be to take your time and hang out a while. We had the good... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The aviary is great for all ages. We enjoyed ourselves. Our only complaint was that we didn't stay very long, felt like we were rushed along, but that is no fault on their part. The entrance fees are fair, however, it seemed a little steep to be charging for all the little add ons. We are likely to return, but... More 

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Mid Hudson Valley, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Pittsburgh from out of town and decided to make the Aviary one of our sightseeing stops. I certainly enjoyed the visit, which lasted about 3.5 hours. It's not a huge place, but has different environments (rain forest, wet lands, etc.) with many birds out flying and waling around. Of course, this means to watch out for the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived just in time for the mid-day Penguin feeding, which was very interesting. The layout is very nice and you can get “up close and personal” with the Penguins. One of the staff provided an excellent narrative that was informative and entertaining. Who knew that Penguins are such picky eaters? There are a number of “halls” were you get... More 

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The National Aviary boosts a tremendous number of birds, in wonderful exhibits. It is a great space for a party, I only wish there were more on display. The Aviary can easily be seen in just 2 hours

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Maryville Tn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a fascinating place! It is great for children and adults. We loved the shows that were free with the price of admission. They were informative and provided an up close and personal look at the stars of the show-the birds! They place a large emphasis on conservation of resources and protecting endangered species. Since we were only in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Though I do not like birds it's a beautiful place to visit they are taking great car of the birds and I took these pictures of some.

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Pittsburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Overall, a really neat place to see a lot of different types of birds. I would have loved to see some more interactive exhibits. The bald eagles were awesome. It didn't take too long to get through everything, but a fun time.

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