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Riverside Nature Center

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Address: 150 Francisco Lemos St S, Kerrville, TX 78028-5211
Phone Number: 830-257-4837
Today
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description:

Natural history center.

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Another Gem in Kerrville

Lived here for years; can't believe I'd never been before! Inside houses a few small exhibits that rotate. There could be some improvements here, but this center is free to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
HillCountryGirltoo
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Kerrville, Texas
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A knowledgeable staff and volunteers engage visitors who want to view exhibits or explore the adjacent trail with a native plant and butterfly garden. Special themed exhibits are interactive and engaging. A great place for kids of all ages to learn more about Hill Country nature.

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Thank Bill M
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lived here for years; can't believe I'd never been before! Inside houses a few small exhibits that rotate. There could be some improvements here, but this center is free to the public, open 7 days a week, and runs on the passion of volunteers. So while the exhibits looks a little cheap, they're very informative and you can just feel... More 

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Thank HillCountryGirltoo
Scottsdale, Arizona
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by the Nature Center and were able to visit with a charming lady who answered our questions with a smile, Thank you, Mary Lee Stewart. We also walked parts of the river trail the two mornings we were in the city; the views are great and the people and pets are friendly. All wonderful experiences.

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Thank MEKeller
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit if in Kerrville , fantastic Centre with lots of interesting information, and lots of hummingbirds around as well. Very helpful people working there with lots of great information. Wonderful access to the river.

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Thank Jan L
Kerrville, Texas
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

The entire place is beautiful, gardens, walk along the river. They also have a lot of "talks" about all different nature topics, so check their schedule! I attended a Monarch talk this past spring, given by a Master Naturalist named Kip. It was wonderful! He was so knowledgable and funny, so it didn't get boring! I will be going back... More 

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Thank christye h
Boerne, Texas
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Neat place with nice people. A great place for outdoor learning and helping folks understand our region's ecology. Nice facility, with a trail head for the River Trail. Definitely worth putting on your list!

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Thank Padrino316
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Like that it gives you a history about water in the area, common plant and animal species. Great garden to walk through to get ideas for the yard when you want to keep things natural and water wise.

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Thank Darci D
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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295 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

The walk through the grounds takes less than an hour and has a nice variety. The center has a number of fun and informative exhibits in a compact space. My only complaint is that the labels for the flowers outside are a bit off which is not unexpected for a meadow, but then why have them at all.

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Thank Beth_sage
Houston, Texas
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219 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Nice little nature center along the Guadeloupe River in Kerrville with direct access to the Kerrville River Trail. Friendly staff to help you during your visit. Great place for children.

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Thank DJ M
Dallas
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71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Saturday and Sunday they have very short hours. The trail that leaves from here is a beautiful and we'll maintained walking/biking trail. Half mile markers and some benches along trails.

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