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Riverview Park and Zoo

1230 Water St., Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
(705) 745-6866
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Ranked #2 of 29 attractions in Peterborough
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Description: 55-acre zoo with mini-train rides, an F-86 Sabre Jet, a kid's water play park, many animals, and free admission and parking.
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Peterborough, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great place and staff and FREE! Water park is also a fun time for the kids... Shade and slides and picnic areas

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Peterborough, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Riverview Park and Zoo is a public zoo operated by Peterborough Utilities. It started many years ago with an alligator that was given to the Utilities director. Today the zoo is accredited and is a first class facility. Entrance is free to everyone. There is a quite large children's playground and splash pad. There are several covered picnic areas beside... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is the only zoo I have ever been too that was free and I got to ride a train too. Even better for kids.

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Kirkfield Ontario
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a super way to spend a day. The entire park (zoo, multiple playgrounds, and a large splash pad with fountains, buckets, etc.) runs on a donation only basis. The zoo is small, but the animals are well kept and displayed. There is a snack bar that sells the world's biggest hotdogs and a few other things, but you... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Its a great place to visit, there are animals to see, a playground for children and a new water park for kids, they'll love it and it's all free. There's an area below that's by the river and it's a great picnic area, as well theres a spot for large gatherings and its protected with a roof.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The park and zoo has been a mainstay in Peterborough and offers picnic areas, playground with awesome equipment for young and older kids, a splash pad with change rooms, zoo animals That are healthy and well cared for plus the miniature train that everybody loves. Free concerts in the park during summer and outdoor movies for families. Definitely worth a... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of our favorite place! Good for big kids, small kids. FREE! Can you believe it! You can not miss a visit to the Zoo if you happen to come to Peterborough.

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Peterborough, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I've been taking my kids there for twenty years. The splash pad and otter exhibit are always the most popular but the train ride and large plaground are also a big hit.

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Peterborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Riverview Park and Zoo is a fabulous day out for the family. Not only is there the animals and walk along the river, there is a modern water park for the young and a couple of parks for the children to play. There is a picnic area and also a canteena for snacks and drinks.

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Lakefield, On
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It is completely free and children love it. Lovely grounds including a splash pad and a small train. It is on the banks of the Otonabe River

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