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“Unique” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Nationality Rooms

The Nationality Rooms
Ranked #15 of 157 things to do in Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh, PA
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

I went to school at Pitt, and the Nationality Rooms are used as classrooms. They aren't just for show. Christmastime is a wonderful time to go, as people of each ethnicity come and decorate their room for the holidays. Either go with a tour guide, or rent the tape recorder. It doesn't cost much, and really fills you in the history of each room!

Visited December 2012
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Medford, New York
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Wish I had more time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Very interesting and so fascinating. When you walk into the rooms, you don't immediately realize all that went into decorating them. The audio tape for the first floor is well worth the cost. A must see if in Pittsburgh.

Visited July 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Truly Unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

I must confess, I'm a little bit biased because I attended the University of Pittsburgh, but these rooms are gorgeous and unique. Where else can you see so many different ethnic classrooms in one place? I would suggest going around Christmastime so that all the rooms are decorated according to the Christmases in each nationality. Also, if you don't want to pay to see the rooms (even though the fee is nominal) go during a time class is in session and you can see them for free as long as there aren't classes being held in them. I would recommend just paying the fee so that you don't have to compete with the students, and, like I said, the fee is small. There are rooms on the first and third floors, the third floor rooms are newer, and I prefer them to the first floor rooms so make sure you don't miss them.

Visited April 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
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“Very Cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

I went on a field trip here a couple years ago and it was a lot of fun. It was cool seeing all the rooms because even similar cultures have unique rooms and I never got tired of seeing the rooms. We didn't have time to see all of them even though we were there for awhile so allot plenty of time for this activity. A must-see.

Visited August 2012
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Pittsburgh,PA
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“Don't miss athis Pittsburgh treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Having attended the University of Pittsburgh and had classes in Nationality Rooms, I always recommend the trip to visitors. Each room has different furnishing true to each nationality. Be sure to see the Early American Classroom. It is hidden on a higher floor, but worth the walk. Plan a trip around the Christmas holidays and you'll see the rooms ethnically decorated for the holidays. The Cathedral of Learning is an architectural masterpiece (although Frank Lloyd Wright did not agree) and it's great hall and huge fireplaces will transport you back to Gothic times.

Visited November 2012
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