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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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Address: 1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Phone Number: (412) 665-3640
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One of the few major zoo and aquarium combinations in America, our 77-acre...

One of the few major zoo and aquarium combinations in America, our 77-acre facility is fun and excitement from beginning to end. Enjoy meeting Amur tigers, Komodo dragons, African lions and elephants,stop by the Tropical Forest and PPG Aquarium. Water's Edge features two underwater tunnels. Experience the thrill of a polar bear swimming above you in the underwater polar bear tunnel, watch our sea otters play, and go nose-to-nose with a sand tiger shark. Be sure to stop by Kids Kingdom for even more fun.

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Nice and clean

Very nice zoo - clean. Lots of exhibits and animals with interesting facts on each animal. Suggestion - have some time (probably early morning) for adults only.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Roanoke, Virginia

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice zoo - clean. Lots of exhibits and animals with interesting facts on each animal. Suggestion - have some time (probably early morning) for adults only.

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Temple, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Pittsburg Zoo and PPG Aquarium was a nice visit with the the little kids. With a 4 and 2 year old, there was plenty to see and the kid kingdom allowed them to play and burn out as much energy as they can. Plenty of shady walkways, easy to navigate, hills give you a little workout when pushing a... More 

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Thank David L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Pittsburgh Zoo was in a fun an amazing place to take my children. We saw so many animals had so much fun with the different attractions and it wasn't too crowded which was great. They also had great food and plenty of places to stop and get a drink on a warm day. Definitely love the Pittsburgh Zoo &... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just went to the Pittsburgh Zoo last Saturday for the first time in 15 years! I was impresses with the cleanliness of the zoo, litter was constantly being picked up. Zoo workers were very friendly. I thought it was a little costly for an activity that only took about 2 hours to see everything, but it was a nice day.

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Carnegie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love visiting our zoo and aquarium. We took our two young granddaughters and they totally loved it! This is a great family outing.

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PittsburghZoo, Public Relations Manager at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, responded to this review

We’re happy you enjoyed your visit. Stop back soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great zoo! It is clean and has plenty of free parking. The aquarium is kind of small but mighty. The kids love the polar bears, sharks and the touch tank. Unfortunately not all of the animals are visible when it's hot.

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South Hills, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the zoo was truly an experience that was amazing. you are able to see some amazing creatures and the people that work there are friendly and very inviting and willing to help you with whatever. there is a tram to take you around to other areas of the zoo. If you get hungry they have you covered.

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PittsburghZoo, Public Relations Manager at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for your feedback and stop back soon! More 

South Charleston, WV
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 6 year old here while our daughter was at soccer camp at WVU. We thought it would be a good way to kill a few hours. I was extremely disappointed. If you have been to the zoo in Columbus or Cincy, this place doesn't even come close to comparing. Many of the areas are run down. Overgrown... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The layout was phenomenal. The animals appeared to be well cared for and fairly active for an 85 degree day. The walking paths were well covered with trees so you were in the shade a majority of the time. Very clean and did not smell bad except for the bat exhibit.

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PittsburghZoo, Public Relations Manager at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you had a good time at the zoo! More 

Lawrenceville, Georgia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought tickets to this zoo and a hotel stay in a package we found online. My boys really enjoyed the zoo. It's not the fanciest zoo, but there was lots to see! Animals seem much closer than I've seen at other zoos, but a safe distance. Great plus to have an aquarium as part of the attraction, all in... More 

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