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Address: 1230 Water St., Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: (705) 745-6866
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Description: 55-acre zoo with mini-train rides, an F-86 Sabre Jet, a kid's water play...
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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Love the Takin

This is a great zoo in a beautiful location and you can access it year round for free. We love visiting the new Takin and we look for it every time we drive by since its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Norm S
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Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a great zoo in a beautiful location and you can access it year round for free. We love visiting the new Takin and we look for it every time we drive by since its enclosure is right beside Water Street. We can't wait to take the grandkids there again - they adore playing with the otters not to... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Zoo is like a really lovely park with animals in it. Not as exotic as Toronto's but it is free. The Monkey House and Otters are the cutest. My young neice thought the train was awesome too.

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a small zoo, t so well done, and such a pleasant walk. There is a lot for kids to do with a fantastic play ground and wate pad.

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Peterborough, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

this was always a favourite place to visit with my own children and now I get to take my grand children...lots of animals and a great playground for the kids...a nice day trip

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Peterborough Ontario Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If your staying in or near Peterborough this is the place to go. It's great for everyone but if you have small children it's a plus. There is lots to see and do , play areas, water splash fun, picnic areas, lots of animals to see and even a small Train that is fun for young and old. The best... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a peaceful place to spend the Day walking. Such a wide variety of animals and they are so well taken care of. Lots of area for parking. Many little places to find for a blanket and picnic. Will certainly be going back again soon.

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

With the amount of animals they have for such a small zoo it is entertaining. My daughter loves the splash pad and playground equipment and you can also get fries

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Indian River, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a free well maintained Zoo on the banks of the Otonabee river with an awesome water play area for kids. Beautiful.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Zoo has played an important part in the life of this senior. I took my kids there as children to visit the animals. There is generous picnic areas with tables and benches where we celebrated a family birthday and loved the surroundings. As those children grew up, my husband and I took grandchildren there and they loved it too.... More 

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Omemee, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We are avid zoo visitors at many zoos. Riverview is very clean, free, and spacious. We have a family member in a wheelchair and the zoo is accessible, a couple of hills that would be difficult is self wheeling but with an attendant, not bad. Great place to visit.

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