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“Amazing attraction!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riverview Park and Zoo

Riverview Park and Zoo
1230 Water St., Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
(705) 745-6866
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Peterborough
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Owner 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.
Peterborough, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Amazing attraction!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

No better value for a family adventure than taking all to the zoo. A very clean environment, the animals are very well treated, with lots of space to roam. The animals look well cared for, and well fed. A really good variety of animals on display. Great for educating young children about different animals. Lots of parking available, with typical park features with lots of green space to enjoy picnics.

Visited September 2012
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“Peterborough zoo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My children love the playgrounds and splash pad. There are not a lot different animals, however it is easy to tour the entire zoo without children getting tired. The train adds extra fun for the whole family.

Visited July 2012
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Peterborough, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent zoo for free!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

There is a great selection of animals etc at the zoo. It is well groomed and lots of other things for the children. There is a train that takes them on a ride through the back part of the zoo. Sometimes the lines are a bit long though. The playground is fantastic and even has a splash pad. It is even better than when I used to take my children all the time when they were little. There are picnic tables and lots of shade, so you can stay all day.

Visited June 2012
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Minden
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14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Come here at least 3-4 times over the summer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

It is a hour away from us, but my daughter loves coming here. Animals are kept nice and park is clean. Daughter loves the train ride and the water park. The play ground has been expanded for more play time. Lots of shade for those really hot days.

Visited August 2012
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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent cheap family entertainment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a great little zoo - lots of animals, clean, small enough that kids of all ages can walk the whole thing. They even have a splash park and a playground. Its a perfect venue to get out and spend the day with the family. The people who work there are friendly and knowledgable as well.

Best of all - it's FREE!!

Its even fun for adults!

Visited July 2012
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