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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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Birds galore.

We enjoyed interacting with the birds. Penguins were so cute and they all had name bands! I personally enjoyed the rainforest area as the birds moved freely and oftentimes joined... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed interacting with the birds. Penguins were so cute and they all had name bands! I personally enjoyed the rainforest area as the birds moved freely and oftentimes joined us on the walkway. Good for a short afternoon visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wonderful attraction to visit. Close up view of birds. Penguin display is awesome. Don't forget to bring your camera. A little disappointed that the price keeps going up, however active military persons get free admission. Get place to visit when in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Pittsburgh Aviary used to be one of the best kept secrets in the city. Amazing exhibits and closeness with the birds. The only issue now is that the price of admission has steadily gone up. Took my 3 grandchildren last year while they were in town. I was shocked when the cashier told me how much! and it was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I go to the aviary once or twice a month. Its always a very relaxing experience and all the workers are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. A few things to consider when planning a visit: 1.) If you can, go on a weekday. The weekends get very crowded and the aviary seems to lose it's peacefulness. 2.) Park in there small... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The people are so friendly and knowledgeable about the birds. There are opportunities to feed the birds also. My grandchildren love feeding the Lories. I have a membership and go often.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I've never visited the Aviary in Pittsburgh until recently. For years I've been wanting to go so one afternoon we decided to go and see what it's about and fulfill my mission to see as many attractions in the Pittsburgh area as possible! This place is great! It has so many birds and it really lets you see the true... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The aviary is a great way to spend a few hours. The shows are interesting, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and most of it is interactive. Most of the birds are free to move about the rooms as they please, allowing for much better viewing than a traditional setup. The only downside to the aviary is the admission price,... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a repeat visit for us, and they have definitely done some remodeling and upgrades since our last visit a few years ago! Looks like they're doing a few more- exciting! The exhibits are great, the way that they are laid out. you can wander through at your own pace, and spend as long or as little as you... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you enjoy bird watching then this is the place to be. They offer an astounding variety of birds and water fowl. Some are really beautiful while others are just plain silly looking. They offer a bird show for an additional fee that is usually quite entertaining. This is a fantastic place to visit year round. The cost is pretty... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent place to take children. Offers educational shows which are very interactive for kids. My nephew and daughter absolutely love it when we go there for the day! They always get to feed the birds!

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