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Address: 2200 3rd Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Phone Number: 940-767-0843
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Very Nice Nature Center

This nature center was really nice. It's a simple center but the staff guides you through half of the facility which makes it a fun and educational experience. Our 1.5 year old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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48 reviews 48 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This nature center was really nice. It's a simple center but the staff guides you through half of the facility which makes it a fun and educational experience. Our 1.5 year old loved it. I think one area of improvement might be adding a little more wildlife.

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Henrietta, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We went to visit the center's "Electric Critters". We enjoyed it very much. The staff is friendly and they have a wider arrange of displays than I was expecting. They have a cute little shop where kids can visit the Clause Clan and pick up a candy cane. They also have an old fashioned wagon lit up that kids can... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have visitied for events, had birthday parties here and attended weddings here. The place always has something different to offer.

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Alamo, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We took our just turned 3 year old grandson here for the first time for all of us. We are seniors so we purchased a year's membership for all three of us, it was that wonderful. Full of interesting exhibits, Kid friendly, informed docent, many live animals, snakes, turtles, prairie dogs and the wonderful butterfly exhibit. Also grand gift shop.... More 

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Kilgore, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

On a trip with an overnight/half day stopover in Wichita Falls, we stopped here on a whim after seeing it is the top rated attraction in Wichita Falls. We were very impressed by the whole place and experience! It deserves its spot as the top attraction in town. Admission is reasonably priced. We went with our kids, ages 5 and... More 

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Tucson, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The staff are extremely helpful and informative. This is a great place to spend a couple hours. Especially educational for children since they can touch the reptiles.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Decided to check it out one afternoon and had a great time. Very relaxing walking down the trails and inside the people were quite polite and informative. Want to entertain some kids? Have em burn energy on the trails and then check out the snakes on the inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had such a wonderful time there! But probably it wouldn't have been that way without the invaluable help of their nice crew. They were all awesome! My 4 yr old boy had a blast. They let us pet the snakes, the rats, the butterflies, and even some odd turtles. We learned a lot. Something that really amazed me was... More 

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Austin, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A very pleasant spot for the Wichita Falls area. Especially good for kids, but a nature lover of any age could thing things of interest,

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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Barbara was our guide and she made the whole trip so interesting. Telling us about the animals and butterflies. Our daughter was beyond excited. The exhibits were interactive and engaging. This place is a complete gem. Very beautiful and tranquil grounds. We saw various animal tracks and even found a real fossil. We got to release butterflies and hold and... More 

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