Directions & Hotels

Although the Zoo's mailing address is One Wild Place, please use the following address when

generating directions using a GPS:

7340 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(For TomTom, use 15201 as zip code)

Or use these coordinates:
Latitude:   40°29'13.70"N
Longitude:  79°55'13.70"W

Either of these options will take you directly to the Zoo's main parking lot. Below are step-by-step directions to get to the Zoo from any area of the city.

From Downtown Pittsburgh
From East Pittsburgh
From South Hills
From South, West, or Airport via I-376
From North I-79 and I-279
From North Route 8
From the PA Turnpike I-76


From Downtown Pittsburgh

From Downtown Pittsburgh
From the Consol Energy Center take the Veteran's Bridge and exit on 28 North. From Route 28, take exit 6 for the Highland Park Bridge. Once on the Highland Park Bridge, get into right lane and exit onto Butler Street. Stay in right lane, and at the second light, turn left onto Baker Street. Make another left into the Zoo parking lot.

From Gateway Center or Sixth or Seventh Streets
Make a left onto Ft. Duquesne Blvd. and go over the Ft. Duquesne Bridge. Stay in the right lane and follow 279 North. Look for the 28 North exit almost immediately. From Route 28, take exit 6 for the Highland Park Bridge. Once on the Highland Park Bridge, get into right lane and exit onto Butler Street. Stay in right lane, and at the second light, turn left onto Baker Street. Make another left into the Zoo's parking lot.


From East Pittsburgh

From Monroeville/Murrysville Area
Follow 376 East (Parkway East) to Exit 10A, Churchill exit. At the light, turn right onto Route 130 west. Continue following Route 130 west (lots of curves) until you come to a "T" at the light at Allegheny River Boulevard. Turn left onto Allegheny River Boulevard, which is still Route 130 west. Continue going straight until you come to the fourth light at Baker Street and turn left. Take another left into the Zoo parking lot.

From Pitcairn/Turtle Creek Area
Follow 376 East to Penn Hills to Rodi Road. Follow Rodi Road to top. At the top you come to a "T", make a right onto Frankstown Road. Go to first light on Frankstown Road and turn left on to Lime Hollow Road. Follow to the bottom of Lime Hollow Road and at stop sign make a right onto Route 130.  Follow Route 130 until you come to a "T" at the light at Allegheny River Boulevard. Make a left onto turn on to Allegheny River Boulevard. Follow Allegheny River Boulevard to the 4th light at Baker Street and turn left. Take another left into the Zoo parking lot.

From Homestead Area
Get on the Homestead High Level Bridge toward the parkway and go to the first light. Make a right onto Beechwood Blvd. and follow all the way to the end. Make a right onto Fifth Ave. (turns into Washington Blvd.) Follow Washington Blvd. all the way to the end and turn left onto Allegheny River Blvd. Stay in the left lane, go to the second light at Baker Street and turn left. Take another left into the Zoo parking lot.

From West Mifflin/Munhall Area
Take the Rankin Bridge to Braddock Ave. Go past Edgewood Towne Center, follow to Penn Ave. and make a left on Penn. Take Penn to Fifth Ave., and make a right onto Fifth Ave. Fifth Ave. turns into Washington Blvd. Stay in the left lane. Take Washington Blvd. to the end and make a left onto Allegheny River Blvd. Stay in the left lane and go to the second light at Baker St. and turn left. Take another left into the Zoo parking lot.

From Oakland Area
Traveling away from downtown Pittsburgh, take Fifth Ave. (which turns into Washington Blvd.) Once it turns into Washington Blvd., stay in the left lane and follow it until it ends. Make a left onto Allegheny River Blvd. Stay in the left lane and go to the second light at Baker St. Turn left onto Baker St., and then make another left into the Zoo parking lot.


From South Route 51 or West Liberty Ave.
Take Route 51 or West Liberty Ave. to the Liberty Tunnels and get in the left lane. Once through the tunnels, get into the right lane of the Liberty Bridge and follow signs to Route 579 to the Veterans Bridge. On the Veterans Bridge, follow signs to Route 28 North, via the Etna Exit, which will be the first exit on the right. From Route 28, take exit 6 for the Highland Park Bridge. Once on the Highland Park Bridge, get into right lane and exit onto Butler Street. Stay in right lane, and at the second light, turn left onto Baker Street. Make another left into the Zoo parking lot.


From the South/West or Airport taking I-376
Follow 376 East towards Pittsburgh. Stay in the left lane through the Fort Pitt Tunnels. Once through the tunnels, follow signs for 279 North to Exit 2B--Route 28 North. From Route 28, take exit 6 for the Highland Park Bridge. Once on the Highland Park Bridge, get into right lane and exit onto Butler Street. Stay in right lane, and at the second light, turn left onto Baker Street. Make another left into the Zoo parking lot.


From North I-79 and I-279
Follow I-79 South to I-279 South toward Pittsburgh. Take Exit 2B (East Street and Route 28 North). Get in the left lane on East Street and turn left onto East Ohio Street. Follow East Ohio Street to the ramp for Route 28 North. From Route 28, take exit 6 for the Highland Park Bridge. Once on the Highland Park Bridge, get into right lane and exit onto Butler Street. Stay in right lane, and at the second light, turn left onto Baker Street. Make another left into the Zoo parking lot.


From North Route 8
Follow Route 8 South towards Pittsburgh. Follow signs to Route 28 North. Take Exit 5A (RD Flemming Bridge). At the bottom of the off ramp, turn right onto the bridge. Stay in the left lane and turn left onto Butler Street. Get into the right lane and turn right at the next light onto Baker Street. Turn left into the Zoo parking lot.


From the Pennsylvania Turnpike I-76
Take Exit 48, old exit 5 (Allegheny Valley) and follow signs for Rte. 28 South to Pittsburgh. From Route 28, take exit 6 for the Highland Park Bridge. Once on the Highland Park Bridge, get into right lane and exit onto Butler Street. Stay in right lane, and at the second light, turn left onto Baker Street. Make another left into the Zoo parking lot.