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Riverview Park and Zoo

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Address: 1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
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55-acre zoo with mini-train rides, an F-86 Sabre Jet, a kid's water play...

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.

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Great for any ages.The new water splash pad good for everyone. Lots of exhibits. Music in the park during summer. Lots of space for family reunions. Can walk along the river.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheila O
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Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for any ages.The new water splash pad good for everyone. Lots of exhibits. Music in the park during summer. Lots of space for family reunions. Can walk along the river.

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Peterborough, Canada
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, we do pay for it out of our utility bills, but seriously, we are very lucky to have this zoo. The sloths, capybara and otter are my favourites.

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Thank Terry N
Peterborough, Ontario
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Peterborough zoo can be visited free of charge , offers play ground for children,lots of animals, picnic areas, a train you can ride for a small fee. It is a great place to go in the heat of the summer as there is a great splash pad for the young ones.

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Thank Nancy H
Peterborough, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Between the park, the animals and the walks, its a place my kids have never tired of. And how many places can you spend an afternoon for free?

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Thank Chippolous
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our zoo here in Peterborough is one of the only free zoo's in Ontario from what I've heard. Its a great place to bring small kids to roam the nice new walkways and use the splash pad or playground. They also still have the lovely picnic area along the river for big groups too. And if you've never been you... More 

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Thank aimeekft
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since moving to Peterborough when my son was just over a year old, I have been taking him there regularly. That was 12 years ago. It's totally free and there is lots to do. You can walk around and look at the animals (my favorites are the monkeys and the otters), go for a train ride ($2), play in the... More 

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Thank Sue P
Peterborough, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing venue for all and the cost is your donation only. Considering this amazing exhibit, I think all should donate.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

The zoo is free!!! what more can you ask for. Great staff and nice attractions. Will visit again !!!

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Thank Rana F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

What a great little spot. Love that there is a playground and splash pad as well. The train is always a good time. It's great that it's free entry. We like to think of it was free WITH donation. Support local and be sure to make a donation when you take the kiddies.

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Thank opiniononpoint
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

If you walked at a normal pace it would take you 10 minutes to circle the whole property - it's fairly small. But there are a whole range of great animals (rescued not bred...) that will make this zoo into hearty 2 hour trip. I go once a year when I am home, and each time it is entertaining. Reindeer,... More 

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