Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh

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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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  • August 14, 2017
    The conservatory was a very nice experience. Staff were friendly and helpful. There was a wide variety of well-displayed and well-tended plants and flowers. Many but not all were identified. There wer...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I was there at Christmas and the entire place, in and out, was beautifully decorated. There is a calm that comes over you in a place like this. Surrounded by very well-maintained and amazingly arrange...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We typically love to visit arboretums and botanical gardens. This place is one of the better gardens to visit. It's gorgeous on the outside as well as the inside. We really enjoyed the glass art exhib...  more »

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