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“Unique experience in Pittsburgh”

The Nationality Rooms
Ranked #12 of 192 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

I really didn't know what to expect after reading the TA reviews but my wife and daughter gave this a shot while we were visiting Pittsburgh,This was really cool and interesting.We all enjoyed it.

For free, you can go in to the Tower of Learning at the Univ. of Pittsburgh. You can't miss it, it's the beautiful tall building amidst the university, Carnegie Mellon, and the museums. You just go to the 3rd floor and you will see the classrooms labeled by country. Going in is free on the 3rd floor and most are pretty interesting to see.

If you want to see more, you need to go to the gift shop/office on the first floor and pay $4. You will be given a key that you can use to open all the ones on the first floor. You will also get a audio guide which describes each room for about 2 minutes.

This is a cool thing to do and I envy the students who can use these classrooms!

2  Thank Roger S
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

My wife and 2 sons (9 and 6) loved it. A new surprise in each room. close to carnegie museum in nice part of city.

1  Thank peacefrog506
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

I really enjoyed playing the nationality guessing game with my very educated husband. One of us went on ahead to the next room and covered the sign on the door, and the other would guess which nationality had furnished the room. We were nearly always right or at least ver close. Each culture is so unique and wonderful.

3  Thank elizabeth m
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

This old massive gothic building used to house (and still does) many class rooms for the university. Now they have taken many of the classrooms and turned each into a representation of a different nation. THe decor in some of these rooms is really impressive and you can visit half of them for free with or without a tour guide, or visit all of them for just a few bucks. The building is really quite impressive fro the inside and out. A nice quick stop before going to the Carnegie museum or something, but parking is expensive over there (25cents per 7 minutes) for a meter so it's really not worth making a trip just for that.

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

When I visited the Nationality Rooms, you could rent a recorded tour and visit the rooms at your own pace. It was wonderful to see the rooms designed and decorated in many different ways, each representing a specific nationality. I found the recorded tour to be very informative. Very beautiful!

3  Thank theduelingprincess
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