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“Perfect family day trip” 4 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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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Perfect family day trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This zoo has a little bit of everything. Great picnic area. Only disappointment is that sometimes the "residents" don't want to come out and socialize. Tremendously kid friendly.

Visited July 2013
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Peterborough, Canada
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“Amazing Free Zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great play area, nice splash pad, well maintained animals, reasonable snack bar prices - AND IT IS FREE! What more do you want?

Visited August 2013
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“Lovely little zoo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to Riverview. For a free zoo, it's very well done. The animal enclosures are clean and spacious and suited to the animals within. The animals appear to be very well cared for. The paths are wide and well-maintained. The kids' playgrounds looked like fun, and were modern and safe looking. We didn't ride the train so I can't review that.
We left a generous donation. I hope they keep up the good work!

Visited August 2013
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Peterborough, Canada
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“Great Family Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The Riverview Park and Zoo is a gym in the area. it's a great place to spend time looking at the animals in a beautiful setting along the river. Easy to get to and the new splash pad is a great treat on a hot day. The play areas are a great way to end the visit. From the otters to the monkeys it's a wonderful way to spend a morning or an afternoon. Where do you go for free this day and age and enjoy the shade and location. You can take the little ones for a train ride on the little train. You won't be disappointed!

Visited July 2013
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Peterborough, Canada
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“Free zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Everything about the Peterborough zoo is amazing. The zoo includes an interesting selection of animals, lovely grounds, picnic areas, splash pad, fabulous playground with huge slide and the little train which the kids love. Go for a hour or the whole day.

Visited July 2013
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