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“Reptiles and other animals” 5 of 5 stars
Review of River Bend Nature Center

River Bend Nature Center
2200 3rd Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
940-767-0843
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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.
Tucson, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Reptiles and other animals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good way to spend a few hours.”
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.

Visited June 2014
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“What a nice place and crew!”
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 the energy and love with which every member referred to the animals there. I can tell they love what they do. Keep it up guys!

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Austin, TX
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good spot for families”
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,

Visited June 2013
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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“So fun kids will love it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

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 pet the animals. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. The staff is friendly and You and your kids will have a blast.

Visited April 2014
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