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“Great Family destination”

Riverview Park and Zoo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We went with our 4 year old daughter and had a great time! I wish I had known that the restrooms by the fountain were closed but everything else was great.

Thank Linds84
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This park is a lovely park to visit and take your children , or grandchildren ... they had a wonderful time and enjoyed the splash pad immensely and enjoyed the animals the park and all the fun things to do there ... and the huge slide tunnel into the woods ... they took lots of pictures with their i-pods and ended with the train ride which was a hoot for them ....they were only 8 & 9yrs old ...and to top it all off they had a big ice cream cone from the snack bar . Our donation of your choice was all it took to go and join in the fun times here ....thank you Peterborough we had a really good day !!!!! Lyn ....

Thank Lyndathomasgibson
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

It is a nice little zoo near Trent University just beside the river. I visit there a lot when I study there. Got kind of a lot of animal for a free park. Got little train ride in the summer. Just visit again and now they got a water park there for kids. Got a big picnic area down by the river so it is sort a cool park in the summer or probably spring and fall.

Thank siulunglee
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We had an AMAZING ful-filled day. Parking was very close to entrance, lots of variety. We visited the animals, went on a train ride, had a picnic lunch in the shade, played in the water area and finally played on the 3 large gym equipments and large slides and my twin 2 year old boys slept all the way home.......... PERFECT DAY!!!!

Thank N S
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Wow!!! This is the hidden gem of the year. A park....a splash pad....a zoo!!! All located in a very pretty area by the river. Lots of picnic areas, lots to see and do....and all FREE!!! You just can't beat that!! We enjoyed each moment at this wonderful park on a Saturday afternoon. It wasn't too busy...lots of happy families enjoying the lovely weather in a perfect setting!
TIPS: there is a snack bar where you can purchase drinks, snacks, fast food and icecream. But, they don't sell bottled water. There is a fresh water station; so bring your own bottled water and just refill as needed.
Take the cute little train ride, for 2 bucks each it's a great deal!! The kids will love the random forest characters and the tunnel of noise!!

It's a great place and we will be back! Well worth the 2 hour drive for us..and simply delightful for those who live in the area!!

1  Thank kim n
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