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Riverview Park and Zoo

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1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
+1 705-745-6866
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The zoo is amazing! It is a regular activity when my nieces and nephews come to stay with us. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stu1217
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Peterborough, Canada
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Great local spot to take the kids.

For a FREE local Zoo it is a great place to take the kids many times. Not crowed and the animals... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
_fhpbarry
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Peterborough, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (114 reviews)
“splash pad” (202 reviews)
“picnic area” (24 reviews)
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1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
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+1 705-745-6866
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"train ride"
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"splash pad"
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"picnic area"
in 24 reviews
"all ages"
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"snack bar"
in 35 reviews
"great playground"
in 19 reviews
"mini train"
in 13 reviews
"small fee"
in 18 reviews
"interesting animals"
in 11 reviews
"large playground"
in 11 reviews
"across the river"
in 9 reviews
"small train"
in 9 reviews
"play ground"
in 13 reviews
"free admission"
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"hot days"
in 9 reviews
"a great place to spend"
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"kids love"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The zoo is amazing! It is a regular activity when my nieces and nephews come to stay with us. The playgrounds and splash pad can easily occupy them for hours...sometimes to the point we almost forget that there are animals to see and learn about....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

For a FREE local Zoo it is a great place to take the kids many times. Not crowed and the animals are always doing something different each time. Excellent play area for the kids. We really enjoy going, even it is just for an hour.

Thank _fhpbarry
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Its honestly a no fail to bring the whole gaggle of kids here! They have a splash pad, play structure, huge slide, picnic area, and all the animals! What more could I ask for??

Thank Danielle D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have been going to this zoo for over 37 years and it continues to be one of my favourite outings in Peterborough The mixture of children’s activities, the well cared for animals, coupled with the riverside location make this zoo one of the best local...More

Thank G D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Free admission and Free Parking. Fee for Train Ride - optional. Can take a lunch and also play in the water park. I don't know of any other city that offers a free zoo. Great for all ages.

Thank Lynn R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to take the family for walks around the zoo. The animals are well taken care of by an incredibly educated and friend zoo keeping team. The Zoo is clean and fun for kids of all ages. Don't forget to take a $2 train...More

Thank theresarowland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our kids love the zoo! They'd go all the time if they could. Between the playgrounds, giant slide, boulders to clime, animals (otters and camels are favourites), splash pad, and waterside park, it's a pretty unbeatable place to take kids of all ages.

Thank zachamo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent about 4 hours and its hard to argue with ad admission cost of $0.00 There's a train ride for $2 per person, our 4 and a half year old loved it. Its not the most exotic zoo, but there are reindeer, yaks, small little...More

Thank Gordie_Canuk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s free and has parks, splash pad, animals, train ride, picnic areas, and a plane. If you’re not expecting anything mind blowing then it is amazing! A glorified walk

Thank Jennifer E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is well kept with lots of paved walkways meandering through. The zoo exhibits are accessible from the walkways. The place is a zoo! (Just had to add that 😁).

Thank Elhombresincero
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morningsunrise46
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As stated above, the zoo is absolutely free! You can view the animals, play in the giant playground and splash in the splash pad all for free. There is a small fee for the train which we have never taken and there are... More
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Lift lock cruise leaves from del crary and lock 19. Good cruise if you haven't been through the Trent or lift lock
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