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Riverview Park and Zoo

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Paradise for families..

Now a days you can’t go too many places and not have to spend an arm and a leg. Admission is free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stormie W
Wonderful Local Attraction

Whether you drop in for a picnic, to see the animals, or to let your children enjoy the water park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peterborough, Canada
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“train ride”(128 reviews)
“splash pad”(219 reviews)
“picnic area”(27 reviews)
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.
1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
+1 705-745-6866
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Now a days you can’t go too many places and not have to spend an arm and a leg. Admission is free. Here there is a fantastic playground ( sand & water) picnic grounds and the ability to view a variety of animals in nice...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stormie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you drop in for a picnic, to see the animals, or to let your children enjoy the water park, this is a fantastic local attraction.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 563denised
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Riverview Park and Zoo has to be one of Peterborough's most proud attractions. Open all season long, the Zoo provides a safe and special place for families friends and even singles to go and spend some time with some wonderful creatures. My sister and her...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank foodinbouche
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Clean, safe, loads of activities, by the water, the train ride, all of the animals, so much family fun and it is free, even the parking

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lori G
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Great free place for an afternoon out with family and friends. It does get busy on those nice hot days in the summer. There is a kids water park and picnic area. It is by the river and is attached to biking/walking trails.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lindsay R
Reviewed January 7, 2019

Even though the weather was miserably cold we all had a great time. The park was fun to play in and because the zoo isn’t very big we were able to see the animals and head home when we became too cold. The otter feeding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chicita-Banana
Reviewed January 1, 2019

It is a small zoo which obviously means smaller enclosures. It was sad to see the Lynx pacing back and forth against the fence. A lot of the animals were inside considering the weather but looking at the size of the buildings, there can't be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jason M
Reviewed December 29, 2018

The zoo is a nice place to be on a summer day. A good variety of animals, a nice layout, decent size. And best of all, free!! Well done Peterborough, more cities should take the initiative to implement places such as this.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank royadestroyaa
Reviewed December 15, 2018

I took my two sisters here with there kids for the day. Where do you take 3 adults and 5 kids for a day of fun that is absolutely free? We packed a picnic lunch, a big thermos of lemonade, swimsuits and towels. This is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank howcanihelp
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

there weren't too many animals to view My great niece did have fun checking out the animals The monkeys were the best exibit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gary B
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Natesa S
July 17, 2018|
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Response from travelllerjoe | Reviewed this property |
Soory for the delay ....in answering but no there is not Panadas .i believe the only zoo now that has Pandas is in Calgary..hope this helps
August 29, 2017|
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Response from bonniee502 | Reviewed this property |
No cost for this zoo
Pararajasingam A
June 30, 2017|
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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