Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh

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Explore 17 different plant exhibits at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 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. Our Pittsburgh attractions app makes visiting Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and other Pittsburgh attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Stunning flowers and displays inside and out. The outdoor holiday lighting is simply beautiful, too! Flowers change seasonally and each show I have seen has been amazing.  more »
  • No matter the time of year, the conservatory has seasonal events going on. Every trip we've taken to Phipps has been enjoyable and a feast for the eyes--and even nose.  more »
  • One of my favorite places in Pittsburgh. Phipps is a great place to take the kids, go on a date, have a wedding, attend a special event evening or look at holiday lights. Friday nights are great for a...  more »
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  • We went tonight for the holiday buffet dinner and to visit the displays. First the displays were magnificent and so fun. The kids loved them as much as the adults. The buffet diner was spectacular. The food was very good, assortment perfect and service was awesome. Something I attend again. Jerome the manager did a great job!
  • Beautiful place. One of the leading examples of sustainability in architecture around the world. Completely green facility. Offers student and senior discounts. During the holiday season it is absolutely incredible what they do to transform the gardens. Great place for anyone at any age. Staff is always pleasant. They have a cafe that also serves some alcoholic beverages. If you are visiting the city this is definitely one of the must see's of Pittsburgh.
  • Great place to take the whole family, not just adults. For the kids, there's a really cool section behind the main area when you first enter. It usually has trains and some interactive buttons/aspects. Also, the pretend shopping area is always a hit. And there are really cool outdoor spaces for kids too. For the adults, there are so many interesting, unique sections where you can learn a ton or just appreciate the beauty of the plants themselves and the way that the amazing people at Phipps have arranged them.
  • Phipps is a BEAUTIFUL place to see a wide array of plants, flowers, and trees etc.. The holiday light and garden show during the Christmas season is just magical! A great place to bring a date.. The family.. Or anyone of all ages. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is right near by so you can make an afternoon of great sights!
  • Phipps is the most wonderful place in the world. It is Pittsburgh's Crown Jewel. The seasonal shows never cease to amaze and inspire. It is a must-see attraction. People of all ages will be captivated with its sheer Beauty. Staff is friendly and extremely helpful. The cafe itself is worth a trip for. I cannot recommend any place more highly

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