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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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No one was there went we went so it was easy to take the walk and wonder through the inside. Great little nature center and wonderful staff to say the least. Very Knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

No one was there went we went so it was easy to take the walk and wonder through the inside. Great little nature center and wonderful staff to say the least. Very Knowledgeable and friendly.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My first visit to the River Bend Nature Center and what a nice surprise. The inside portion is larger that I expected and the sections on reptiles and insects was interesting and informative and the enclosed trail portion had interesting live animal and reptile areas. The center also has great educational and informative signs covering the plants and animals of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I totally have to go back, in this visit we have only one day to be around and the river bend was the place i choose to go, that was just perfect plus the weather really was nice to be outside. If yoy visit Wichita Falls i highly recommended this little paradise to bring your family

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great place to take kids for a great nature experience. I take my Granddaughter every summer when she visits and she loves it. Staff is very knowledgeable and good with kids.

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

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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Texas, USA
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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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