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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

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Address: 1 Wild Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1176
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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Pittsburgh Vacation 2016

We visited the Pittsburgh Zoo on August 26, 2016 with our two daughters 10 year old and 14 month old. The zoo is a great place to spend the afternoon. We were able to view... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Stafford, Virginia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Pittsburgh Zoo on August 26, 2016 with our two daughters 10 year old and 14 month old. The zoo is a great place to spend the afternoon. We were able to view multiple animals. Unfortunately, the polar bears were not out. The aquarium was disappointing. The water was cloudy and dirty and the tanks need to be... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I LOVE this place! I go several times a year because I enjoy it so much. I labeled it as "Couples", but really it's fun for anyone and everyone no matter the age. I mostly go with my sister, and we are both adults. The animals are happy, and staff is friendly. They have been adding so much lately and... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Zoo. Loved the Gorilla's, Elephants, Ocean fish and Seals. This is a great Zoo for a solo or family time together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I always make a point of visiting this zoo whenever we go the Pittsburg on one of our day trips as we live several hours away. It offers such a variety of experiences for the entire family. If you like animals, go!

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Springfield, Virginia
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Though our GPS was confused by the address, we finally found the zoo/parking. The fee is reasonable ($20) and includes the Aquarium (on-site). The parking lot was practically full, but the zoo did not feel crowded. It is well laid out, with obvious paths to the next exhibit, and a variety of environments. My teens thought the animal habitats were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to zoos all over the world. This is not the largest or most exotic, but it is a wonderfully pleasant afternoon where you can see the wildlife really well in nice habitats. The walk is doable in an afternoon. The aquarium as part of the zoo is inspired. And it has a nice mix of aquatic life.... More 

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Bishopville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting from Maryland - we've been to many zoos and aquariums and this was one of my favorites. Lots of nice exhibits - animals look happy and cared for...and the map was easy to follow to map signs throughout the park. We took advantage of several animal feelings and also ate lunch at the grill (typical burgers, tenders, pizza type... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to take small children, but also enjoyable for adults. The aquarium area in particular is not to be missed!

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Rankin, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Pittsburgh Zoo is a place where it is very easy to spend an entire day. We visited earlier this month, and it was Elephant Day. The zoo had special activities for children, and there was a lecture by the head Elephant keeper. The zoo is located in the Highland Park area of Pittsburgh, east of downtown. The zoo is... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were in Pittsburgh for a Saturday night ballgame and woke up on Sunday morning to head home. I had other plans. So, we went to the zoo, despite the drizzling rain that day. There is just enough of an animal variety to pique a zoo lover's interest. The aquarium is a small added bonus. Yes, there... More 

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