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“Absolutely Beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Phipps Conservatory

Phipps Conservatory
700 Frank Curto Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-622-6914
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Ranked #2 of 237 things to do in Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh,PA
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Absolutely Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have been to the Phipps Conservatory on multiple occasions and with family members as well as friends. No matter what season you go you will see beautiful and informative displays of flowers and plants. They have outdoor areas as well as indoor. Everyone who admires the natural beauty of plants and blooms should visit at least once.

Visited March 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Party in the Tropics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Not only does Phipps Conservatory offer a respite from the challenges of life, it offers an immediate ZEN experience. I recently attended a "Party in the Tropics" event which I found out Phipps hosts on select Fridays during the year. Who new? And I've lived in Pittsburgh @2 miles from the conservatory for 30+ years.

Kathleen Kozak Meyer

Visited June 2013
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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“Do not miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Gorgeous conservatory, with loads of character. Perfect for wandering, especially if you love plants and flowers, but even if that's not your passion. The buildings are worth seeing (one historic, the other new and "green"). Highly recommend the Phipps (so glad that a waitress recommended it when we asked her what we should see while in Pittsburgh)!

Visited February 2013
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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“A must-see of Pittsburgh!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We were truly surprised by this hidden gem of Pittsburgh. The conservatory was expansive allowing us to have a pleasant time walking through lasting over 2 hours. Spots of particular interest for us were the "Desert Room" and the "Bonsai Garden." We also checked out the café and gift shop. The café had good food and was able to keep a long line of customers moving. Although the gift shop offered some very nice materials, the prices were a bit high to take anything home. I've posted some pictures but be sure to stop by yourself and explore!

Notes:
-Great rainy day activity
-FREE convenient parking outside the conservatory
-All but one of the many, many rooms are wheelchair accessible
-Beautifully kept throughout
-Friendly staff
-Senior/Student Discount of $1 off regular admission prices
-A few fun-looking interactive side activities for kids

As of 6/10/2013 regular admission was $15 and senior/student price was $14.

Visited June 2013
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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Out of this world!!!! Another great secret of Pittsburgh! This is beautiful and ssssooo enjoyable. They sometimes have people playing musical instruments. Such an enjoyable experience. Ssssoooo worth the time and money! Visit!!!!!

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