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Riverside Nature Center

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Address: 150 Francisco Lemos Street, Kerrville, TX 78028-5211
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+1 830-257-4837
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Natural history center.

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really enjoyable

what a great gift to our community. I really love the nature walk and the many programs offered here.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Steve S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

what a great gift to our community. I really love the nature walk and the many programs offered here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great little nature center. The staff were great, and really did a good job educating the kids on local history and the watershed.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my kids here for something to do as Kerrville is highly lacking in family activities and it was a nice, well kept "nature center" with mainly retirees staffing it and they weren't terribly helpful, nor was there really anything to do. We were kind of at a loss as to why we were there or what we were... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Just about every small town has a nature center--this is one of the best. No glitz, no glamour; just a great place to enjoy a variety of native plants and learn about them as well. The vast majority of the staff consists of volunteers; they're friendly and extremely helpful, so don't be bashful about approaching one with your questions. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

The gardens and staff at the nature center were wonderful. Even in the fall (not peak for wildflowers) we enjoyed walking the gardens and then heading down to the river trail. It is always a good indication of "community" when you find organizations banding together to improve the quality of life in town. The partnership behind the development of the... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 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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Kerrville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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