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“Bring your walking shoes!”

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Ranked #21 of 172 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Enjoy a family experience that fosters understanding, respect, and appreciation of wildlife with a visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo. Take a trip to the Islands and get an eye to eye view of warty pigs, Philippine crocodiles, and clouded leopards. Venture into the Jungle for an Odyssey of fun where you’ll discover our giant anteater, the elusive fossa, the world’s largest rat, and the pygmy hippo. Take in the scenic bird’s-eye view of the African Savanna before heading to our aquarium and Water’s Edge, home of the impressive polar bear and playful sea otter. *Jungle Odyssey and Zoo zip line open Summer 2017.* There is so much to explore at the Zoo, we provide 77 acres of fun! The Pittsburgh Zoo is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Prices vary per season, so visit our website: and follow us on Facebook,and Twitter.
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bring your walking shoes!”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

I really enjoyed the zoo but had a blast in the aquarium! I am glad we brought the stroller though, I was not quite ready to spend the first half walking up the never ending hill!

Visited April 2013
Thank Rob C
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2013

good way to see the city and get to station square it has been several years since I have been on it great tourist attraction.

Thank Bonnie H
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Scenery Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great family adventure”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Price is affordable. Great family time. A variety of animals in their natural habitat but layout is such that you can usually see them wherever they are in their enclosure.

Visited September 2012
Thank Gram H
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Cleveland, OH
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice exhibits!”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

We liked this zoo since it is very different from the Cleveland Zoo. The enclosures are not plain, there is interactive spots. Areas for the children to play. It's like walking through nature, not just a path.
It's in a strange part of town though it felt like.
We hope to return.

Visited September 2012
Thank Cheri_Cleveland
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Monkey See, Monkey Do”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I had an awesome time at the zoo! Favorite part was watching a monkey hanging off of a rope swing peeing while another old monkey drank the pee! haha It had about 150 adults and children screaming and laughing hysterically. Aside from that gem, it was fun to walk around the park. I liked the fact that there was only one route to take which walked you through the entire park. Also really enjoyed the aquarium. Took us just over 2 hours to walk the entire park. My only gripe was that on the way out of the park, my girlfriend and I purchased one of those photo booth pictures and the pictures turned out really bleached out. In fact, half of our faces were missing in the first photo. Having a good sense of humor, we laughed about it, but the machine should probably be fixed.

Visited April 2013
Thank Clevelander_10
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