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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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Free zoo in Peterborough

I am not really into zoos having travelled to Africa and most of North and Central America... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
Peterborough, Canada
Great day at the zoo!

I know that a zoo is not for everyone, but this is a great place to visit with kids. In addition to... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
Gary B
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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” (117 reviews)
“splash pad” (193 reviews)
“picnic area” (22 reviews)
1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
+1 705-745-6866
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

I am not really into zoos having travelled to Africa and most of North and Central America observing birds and mammals in their natural habitat. The Peterborough zoo is small however it appears to be well run and most of the animals have a bit...More

Thank wadeandjan
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I know that a zoo is not for everyone, but this is a great place to visit with kids. In addition to the zoo displays there's a nice picnic area, playground, and splashpad. The best part is that it is free! It is best to...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Peterborough's best free attraction for the whole family!! I dare another city to beat this place!! Zoo animals, free reservations for gazebo and picnic areas, fabulous water park, free concerts, train rides, concession stand and more. Lots of parking too. Peterborough is where its at!!!

Thank SharkHunter7
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I know it's free but they say you get what you pay for right ? tons of cigarette butts in the parking lot and parking is a nightmare. bathrooms were also very unclean perhaps if there were some employees that could give information sessions on...More

Thank Patti2907
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I love the splash pad and new store onsite! You can walk, ride the train, see offers and meerkats, play at the big park and explore the lakeside! So much to do and all free and fun! A great way to spend the day with...More

Thank kmag5
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Kids both absolutely loved this park, but so did the adults. Nice riverside paths, TWO parks (the five-year-old made much of this) and neat exhibits. And everything was free except the train ($2 each) -- amazing!

1  Thank Anne M
Reviewed August 19, 2016

I grew up going to this zoo at least 5-6 times per summer. Our favourite feature growing up was the train - and it still runs to this day! The zoo is constantly updating its enclosures - with a new monkey house, otter house, and...More

Thank Janelle K
Reviewed August 18, 2016

Fun for everyone young and old, animals and lots of fun for the kids, ride the train always a favorite

Thank larryspooner
Reviewed August 18, 2016

The zoo and parking are free. There is a small charge for the train ride which is quite nice and helps to support this park. The day we wnt was really hot and most of the animals were hiding in bush or shelters.

Thank Masterchiun
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

First off, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this zoo admission is free. I went during the week day and it was a rainy day. So the people traffic was very light. Most of the animals were probably in their shelters and little...More

Thank TriniSultress
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August 29, 2017|
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Response from D7861QTsusanm | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from Andrena F | Reviewed this property |
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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