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“Try to visit during the holiday season!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Nationality Rooms

The Nationality Rooms
4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (North Oakland)
412-624-6000
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Ranked #10 of 78 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Pittsburgh
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Try to visit during the holiday season!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The first floor of the Cathedral of Learning on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh is spectacular! Gothic architecture! It's a refreshing stop on a hot summer day since it has to be about 20 degrees cooler inside! But if you are in town during the winter holidays, you have to make time to see the Nationality Rooms. Each one is dedicated to a specific nationality of people who make up the Pittsburgh culture, such as Italian, German, Polish, etc. Each room reflects how a classroom would look in that particular country. During the holidays, each room is adorned with holiday decorations which reflect that country as well. Interestingly, Pitt students have classes in these classrooms. Worth while seeing if you can.

Visited January 2012
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New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“A quick trip around the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Very enjoyable, especially if you manage to get there alone, without crowds.

Visited June 2011
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Reston, Virginia
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fascinating place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

It's too bad that Kate 43323 missed the detailed audio information available about each room. All the rooms on the third floor have a built-in system, so when a switch (like a light switch) is turned on, you get a 5-10 minute explanation of everything in that room. For the first floor rooms, visitors must rent an audio guide for $3.50 that they carry, and that, again, gives a full explanation of each of those rooms. I hope you can go back again, Kate, it is an interesting and educational place and usually, nearly empty, although it is free.

Visited May 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Global Classrooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Not all rooms are open for viewing, and knowing which rooms will be open for a specific visit would be difficult. This is a wonderful free attraction. The classrooms are decorated with furniture, art and the architecture of countries. I wish they could make it a little more educational by providing more information about what is found in each room.

Visited July 2011
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Marseille, France
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Always nice, interesting and cheap.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Second time in nationalite rooms and it's still a nice thing to see with interesting audio tour.

Visited May 2012
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