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Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh
(4.8/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
Explore 17 different plant exhibits at Phipps Conservatory, which is considered one of the greenest facilities in the world. In 1983, mogul Henry Phipps gave these grounds to the city of Pittsburgh with the purpose of introducing exotic plant life and formal gardens to the public. The gardens, along with the glass and metal greenhouse structures, have continued to amaze visitors throughout the years. The gardens are now on the National Register of Historic Places ,and the facility has been honored and celebrated for its sustainability. With our online itinerary creator, Pittsburgh attractions like Phipps Conservatory can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Beautiful indoor array of plants and flowers. They often have some sort of display built. There was a model train and Pittsburgh themed display when I went there. After Thanksgiving they have a beauti...  more »
  • This was a very interesting laid out complex with different plants from arid to tropical. There were wonderful Halloween events being held throughout for the children. 
  • A great way to spend a old day in the city, visiting all the different plants from around the world. It is also a great venue to rent for a very special occasion. 
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  • Probably one of my favorite places in the world. Spend hours at Phipps, check out the fern room, the orchids, the cactus/succulent room! Amazing plants and a huge place, definitely worth the price to get in, worth getting a year membership if you live in the area!
  • Make sure you are asking questions from correct staff members. I asked one worker what she was planting. She didn't know! Asked another if the butterflies were native or tropical. She didn't know! Asked a third the name of a plant in the edible garden. HE didn't know! But last guy told me that he and the others were just maintenance workers and those who would know were likely on break. Conservatory is a precious Pittsburgh gem.
  • My family and I love Phipps! We come several times a year and love the seasonal and changing exhibits. The kids like the activities that they have, and there are wonderful photo opportunities. I've never attended any of the classes they host, but plan on it in the future!
  • I love Phipps, although it is a little overpriced. But it's so well maintained and I've never seen an exhibit there that I didn't love!
  • Rather humid and hot in the summer but totally worth it. Amazing plants, awesome view, great for photography as well. The cafĂ© also is organic and natural, smells great. Must go.