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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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Get with the birds

If you want to get close up to our feathered friends, this is the place to go. They have an impressive selection of birds to see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Betsy K
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want to get close up to our feathered friends, this is the place to go. They have an impressive selection of birds to see.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went for first time with my wife and 14 month old son. Great time for all. Very family friendly setup. Almost all of the exhibits are open with walkways down the center, and plenty big enough to handle the crowds. Colored pictures posted around the exhibit allow for fun times trying to spot all the birds in each room. Everything... More 

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Decatur, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I loved the variety of bird life here! Parking price wsw stupid, but right out front there are meters. $1 for an hour! Definitely look into that. :)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a lovely place to spend a few hours on a chilly afternoon, even if you're not a "bird" person in particular. As others have stated, it is a bit pricey, but I'm sure it costs a lot to take care of so many animals. The staff and volunteers were all well-informed and friendly and the facility is very... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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196 reviews 196 reviews
75 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Make sure that you time your visit around the shows. The place is small so unless you're seeing a show it's not really more than an hour to an hour and a half. The penguin exhibit is really fun and the place is laid out really nice. They also have some really knowledgeable volunteers working and they're very friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Fantastic place to spend the afternoon and enjoy the beauty of the birds and their habitats. Loved the burrowing owl

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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

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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