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“Best Indoor Conservatory I've Been In...”

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Ranked #3 of 149 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A green oasis in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood, Phipps has provided a world-class garden experience to its visitors since 1893. Visit to discover breathtaking seasonal flower shows and special exhibits, a nationally-recognized orchid collection, butterflies, botanical gardens, fun family activities, and much more.
Reviewed 18 January 2009

Besides being huge, historic and gorgeous, their seasonal show are clever and first rate (I caught the Easter One). A must on a visit to Pittsburgh.

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Reviewed 9 September 2007

If you like gardens, don't miss this place. It was truly a beautiful trip. The glass sculptures were simply stunning. Don't skip it if it is a rainy day. A lot of the gardens are in the Conservatory and you won't get rained upon. The cafe is also very nice and vegetarian friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch there. It as a perfect outing!!!

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Reviewed 26 August 2007

After a taste of Dale Chihuly's art at the Franklin Conservatory in Columbus in 2006, we were excited about coming to Phipps. Additionally friends had been to the exhibit earlier and shared with us a dvd they'd purchased; it showed Chihuly and his team work and then install pieces at Chicago's conservatory in 2002. That background multiplied the "Wow!" factor of this extraordinary exhibit. A variety of dvds are available for purchase and also notecards (12/$16) featuring the Phipps installations. If you go before Sept. 18, you can extend your pleasure with a tour of the
"Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America" exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Art, which is just a short walk from Phipps.

2  Thank BEREABONVIVANT
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Reviewed 30 July 2007

The garden is a wonderful place to visit and the icing on the cake is the Chihuly exhibit. At every turn, it is a feast for the eyes.
Bring you camera, even though you can do justice with a snapshot.
It is too bad that the Phipps did not publish a book of the exhitit and the postcards had not arrived as of 7/29/07.
It will be viewable until November and may be extend (worth checking if you will be visiting in 2008 and after).
A great way to spend an afternoon.

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Reviewed 17 July 2007

We visited Pittsburgh in July 2007 specifically to go here and see the Chihully exhibit, which will be here til November. It did not disappoint, it was magnificent! It is located in the Oakland section of town near the University of Pittsburgh, (don't miss the nationality rooms here) and Carnegie Mellon University. We loved Pittsburgh, everyone is so friendly!

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