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River Bend Nature Center

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2200 3rd St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-3041
+1 940-767-0843
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Great place for young kids. The events are awesome. Love the gift shop. It has a wide variety if... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Paula R
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Great place to visit in Wichita Falls.

I had no idea this place was here and I have lived in the area for quite some time. I found the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
travelbug2332
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Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12pm-4pm. River Bend Nature Center (RBNC) is a 20 acre, non-profit environmental education facility. River Bend connects people to their natural environment through educational activities, environmental awareness, and conservation examples. Our most popular attractions are the Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Peyton’s Place, the Bryant Edwards Learning Center, the River Bottom Forest Trail, and the United Children’s Garden. Peyton’s Place is filled with flowering plants and hundreds of gorgeous, living butterflies. The Bryant Edwards Learning Center contains over 30 live exhibits, such as turtles, salamanders, insects, and frogs. There is always plenty to see and observe! The Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, 7,000 sq. ft. glass structure. It is home to prairie dogs, fish, turtles, and butterflies, and is landscaped with prairie grasses, trees, shrubs, and wildflowers of the Rolling Plains. RBNC has over 17 acres of bottom land forest, trails, gardens, and wetlands. Come on out and see River Bend Nature Center, it is truly a special place to explore and learn.
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  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2200 3rd St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-3041
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place for young kids. The events are awesome. Love the gift shop. It has a wide variety if items to choose from. Reasonably priced as well. Will be going back!!!

Thank Paula R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea this place was here and I have lived in the area for quite some time. I found the center to be educational, informative, a great place to bring kids, well kept and a staff that is both helpful and attentive. This...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful venue for a wedding. We had ours here in 2015 and couldn't have asked for a better experience. The pavilion is roomy and the layout was perfect. Also a family friendly place for children to learn and interact more with nature. There is something...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

The wonderful staff goes the extra mile to make your visit informative. While the exhibits are small, one can certainly get an idea of the native species. Loved the road runner, and the butterfly house. Schools seem to make good use of the facility, as...More

1  Thank Laura99
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

This is a great place to take a child or a date. There are volunteers on site who are very knowledgeable. The specimens in the vistitor's center are interesting and the outdoor garden is full of observation possibilities.

1  Thank Meryl L
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Went there on a trip to texas in March. Walked the outdoor trail and spent some time in the green house. The staff in the green house were very friendly and answered questions. If driving through Wichita Falls and need a little break, definitely a...More

2  Thank jeff77664
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Get close up to many animals here. The roadrunner has a thing for shoes, and kept pecking at ours, but he can't hurt you. Be sure to go into the butterflies if it is a sunny day!

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

Took my great grandchildren here just for something to do on spring break last year and was pleasantly surprised at how they enjoyed the tour. The helpers were very knowledgeable of all exhibits and helpful. I highly recommend the nature center for all ages.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

I've never been for the regular tour but the Christmas Electricritters (I think I spelled that close) was great for the small children.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

It is most pleasant especially as my grandchild shares his experiences with me. We both get a great kick eine there.

Thank PaulHH144
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Shayna S
April 21, 2018|
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Response from visitor_67220 | Reviewed this property |
All sorts of up-to-date info (like hours and pricing) can be found on their website! Hope this helps!
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KingKarma34
May 15, 2017|
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Response from lyssa1960 | Reviewed this property |
yes. i think so. the ramp to the wedding area is long but accesible
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yves k
February 2, 2017|
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Response from RBNC | Property representative |
Hello Yves! There is a lot to see and do in Wichita Falls. We have a handy community calendar which can be found at the Choose Wichita Falls Website, which has plenty of activities for all. As far as RBNC, we will have... More
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