River Bend Nature Center

River Bend Nature Center, Wichita Falls: Hours, Address, River Bend Nature Center Reviews: 4.5/5

River Bend Nature Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
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 Bryant Edwards Learning Center contains over 100 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 forest, trails, gardens, and wetlands. Come on out and see River Bend Nature Center, it is truly a special place to explore and learn.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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RayVuoleMangiare
Prescott, AZ67 contributions
Enjoyable walking path
Sep 2021 • Couples
Nice walking paths. Information signs were fun to read. Staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. Try going early, by afternoon it was a bit warm, but still ok.
Written September 17, 2021
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LaDonna S
Mesquite, TX26 contributions
RBNC Scavenger Hunt list
I am such a kid at heart. I couldn't resist the opportunity to participate in the RBNC Scavenger Hunt. I love these kinds of these because it makes you really slow down and enjoy your experience and ask questions from the very friendly staff. We even discovered that they are equipped to host weddings and receptions for those nature lovers.
Written July 4, 2021
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX831 contributions
It was ok
Jun 2021 • Couples
We stopped here on our way through town on a road trip so we could stretch our legs. It was ok. I've been to way better nature centers and Botanical gardens but it wasn't bad. Perhaps it would be much better in the spring when all the flowers are in bloom. In the summer when we went everything was dry and looked dead. The butterfly part was nice and the guy there was super friendly pointing out the different types of butterflies. They have a few live animals inside (turtles, snakes, and lizards) and the nature walk has the potential to be pretty....when its not too hot. If you decide to do the nature walk be sure to bring mosquito repellent as we were swarmed and bitten quite a bit by them. Overall it was ok but I think it might be better for kids. $6 admission is a fair price for what it is.
Written June 18, 2021
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830sunflower
Willis, TX285 contributions
Great learning experience!!
May 2021 • Friends
I recommended for people enjoy nature to visit. It is small scale, but you might find treasure in the hidden places. The weather was perfect. We enjoyed the most the butterfly encounter!! They are so pretty and delicate!!
Written May 3, 2021
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stephrab
New York City, NY585 contributions
Great for BOTH Adults & Children
May 2021 • Couples
If you are in Wichita Falls and are looking for something to do which will help you learn about the region, this is a great place to go.

And, you get to play with butterflies. What could be more exciting?

They have a wonderful trail outback that is mostly paved which makes it so accessible to someone in a wheelchair or who has other disabilities.
Written May 1, 2021
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RetiredAFColonel
Texas56 contributions
Modest Overall
Apr 2021 • Couples
OK for kids, but, not much for adults.
Attentive staff, however. Pretty small scale overall. Looks like they are trying to recover from the impacts of Covid and Wintertime losses. So, might be better stocked in a few months.
Written April 12, 2021
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Sarah H
4 contributions
Peaceful , calm , excellent staff & very beautiful
Mar 2021
Very therapeutic & relaxing , it’s a nice little town to get away for the day to enjoy the scenery & fresh air !
Written March 30, 2021
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brooke s
1 contribution
Very cool and interesting place
Sep 2020 • Family
Very friendly. How they different variety of animals that came from either different county or state. And the butterfly’s were gorgeous. And our Guide toward was very in detail.
Written September 13, 2020
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Pamela L
Elgin, OK4 contributions
Educational and relaxing experience in nature
Aug 2020
What an amazing place! We went here in the heat of the Texas summer but enjoyed an afternoon walk through nature in a wooded area. The tour given by the employees inside was awesome as well. The butterfly area was a special experience. Everyone coming to town should visit Riverbend.
Written August 24, 2020
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RBNC
Thank you so much for visiting! Please come back and see us next time you are here.
Written August 25, 2020
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CaptainGumbs
4 contributions
Great visit, friendly staff.
Aug 2020
Great visit, friendly staff. We enjoyed the walking trail and the indoor exhibits, Learned some interesting things during our visit.
Written August 10, 2020
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RBNC
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving us a kind review! Come back and see us!
Written August 11, 2020
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