We’ve slowly taken the time to explore Pittsburgh over the last few years, checking off site after site of must-visit attractions. We chose this weekend to take a look at the National Aviary. That’s right, the National Aviary isn’t located in the D.C. orbit but up here in Western Pennsylvania.
The biggest surprise was that it was only a 15 minute walk from our apartment, a very convenient location for anyone visiting Pittsburgh. The National Aviary is the only independent indoor nonprofit aviary in the United States and the largest aviary in the country. The “National” status is an honor given by the U.S. Congress and it’s the only nationally designated aviary we have. The aviary is home to more than 500 birds and 150 species. The aviary is a great way to spend a couple of hours and the $15 per person price tag makes it easily affordable. You can even pay extra for experiences like feeding the birds (don’t miss Amanda’s face in the photo below) or having an encounter with their young sloth, Valentino. We hope you enjoy the pictures of the beautiful birds, including the Andean Condor, Rhinoceros Hornbill, Flamingo, Toucan and Bald Eagle.