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Review of Phipps Conservatory

Phipps Conservatory
Ranked #2 of 166 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“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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20 reviews
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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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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Visiting”
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unpleasant experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Two areas at Phipps were closed for special events. No one notified us about the closure of the areas at the time we purchased tickets. Discounts are not offered. So we ended up paying full price for three tickets and didn't see all rooms. Unacceptable!

Visited June 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Great place to go. It changes for the season and still has familiar displays. Parking can be a problem.

Visited November 2012
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