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“So nice.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of National Aviary

National Aviary
Ranked #13 of 166 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Amazing collection of more than 600 exotic and endangered birds from nearly every continent.
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“So nice.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

A great experience. Nice variety of birds. So many I never even heard of before. "Mary" the pidgeon type bird in the rainforest was hysterical with her antics. Great show in the Parrot theatre. Nice to get kids involved. Workers told us a lot. Penguins are great too. And the eagles were unbelievably gorgeous. Nice day.

Visited November 2012
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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Bird watching at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

A bird watchers delight- even though these birds are not in their natural habitat, the aviary provides these species with their creature comforts as best as possible. Visiting this peaceful bird sanctuary is a must if you come to Pittsburgh. Children , elderly, bird aficionados, and anyone needing exposure to a little nature and its avian brothers...should visit! Also a wonderful opportunity to take candid pictures of the birds. Call in advance and find out when feeding time is.

Visited June 2012
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New Braunfels, Texas
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91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Play with the penguins”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Mostly boring if you really don't like birds, but sign up for the penguin one on one.......loved it. You do get close up with bald eagles if you haven't ever seen them up close

Visited October 2012
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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63 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Birds!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

The aviary turned out to be the high point of our trip. The little shows were fun and informative and the birds were beautiful.

Visited October 2012
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Tampa, Florida
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78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice Place to visit for an afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Our son loved the aviary. The Penguins were a huge hit, so were the open air rooms with birds aloft. While it is not large, the aviary is a unique find and very enjoyable.

Visited August 2012
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