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Address: 2200 3rd Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Phone Number: +1 940-767-0843
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12pm-4pm...
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12pm-4pm. River Bend Nature Center (RBNC) is a 20 acre, non-profit environmental education facility. River Bend connects people to their natural environment through educational activities, environmental awareness, and conservation examples. Our most popular attractions are the Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Peyton’s Place, the Bryant Edwards Learning Center, the River Bottom Forest Trail, and the United Children’s Garden. Peyton’s Place is filled with flowering plants and hundreds of gorgeous, living butterflies. The Bryant Edwards Learning Center contains over 30 live exhibits, such as turtles, salamanders, insects, and frogs. There is always plenty to see and observe! The Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, 7,000 sq. ft. glass structure. It is home to prairie dogs, fish, turtles, and butterflies, and is landscaped with prairie grasses, trees, shrubs, and wildflowers of the Rolling Plains. RBNC has over 17 acres of bottom land forest, trails, gardens, and wetlands. Come on out and see River Bend Nature Center, it is truly a special place to explore and learn.
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Last minute decision to visit and so glad we did!

We planned on stopping for just a few minutes to pass some time before our next activity and ended up staying about an hour! The staf is very knowledgeable and there is something... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Sulphur Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We planned on stopping for just a few minutes to pass some time before our next activity and ended up staying about an hour! The staf is very knowledgeable and there is something for ALL ages! We loved the prairie dog area and the hands on activities that we found throughout!!! We ran out of time to do the walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Took my children here not long ago and what an amazing experience. The kids had an amazing time listening to stories, making crafts, taking a hike and looking at all the butterflies. We cannot wait until they are old enough for the camps and everything they provide in the summer. The staff was super friendly and patient with all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was so fun! Cool to see some texas' spiders and snakes! We had a great guide who knew everything we asked about. An intelligent young man! I love it! Only thing was that it was a bit smaller than expected! Great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is very educational and hands on for kids. It's also a great place for adults to visit. I Love to take pictures of nature and I was able to get some awesome pictures while visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

River Bend Nature Center is made up of a large butterfly habitat, nature trails, classroom and meeting facilities, and indoor and outdoor party areas. The site overlooks the Wichita River. Children's nature classes and community events such as a lighted trail at Christmas are always highly attended and enjoyed by all.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

River Bend is a star in the cap of Wichita Falls!! It is an amazing facility with so much to do and learn for people of all ages. Great place to spend time with family and friends.

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Wichita Falls, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We took our Grandson and had a great time. We also enrolled him in a camp and very pleased with the daily activities and projects the staff put together for the kids.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We toured with our adult children, teenage grandchildren and other young children. We all enjoyed the experience. The staff was very knowledgeable about the creatures there. They made the time fun and educational for all of us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I took a personal tour of the center, shown round by one of the employees who turned out to be highly knowledgeable about almost every aspect of nature and animals. The variety of animals here is astounding, from the roadrunner walking around with twigs in his mouth to the rat that looks so cute and clean. Well worth a visit.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Beautiful facility and a great place for kids to attend summer camp. Nice outdoor pavilion overlooking Lucy Park.

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Additional Information about River Bend Nature Center

Address: 2200 3rd Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Phone Number: +1 940-767-0843
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Wichita Falls
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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