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“Best Family and Kids Activity in Town”

Riverside Discovery Center
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are a small AZA facility whose focus is to inspire a sense of awe and stewardship for the natural world by supporting conservation, education, discovery and recreation.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Riverside is a zoo, petting zoo, playground and even kids splashpad. Cheap admittance. Lots of fun activities for kids. I would say this is a total kids focused zoo. They do not advertise it well, because we knew there was a zoo in town, but they don't call it a zoo. I has normal zoo caged animals and some semicaged animals. Bring swimsuits for kids, because they have a super cool splash pad for kids to play in. It was pretty cool for adults too! They have a great petting zoo. The only drawback is that there is no restaurant here, so bring your own food. You can buy water. In some respects, it is more kid friendly that larger zoos and much less people. You don't have to fight to the front to see the animals.

2  Thank Nicholas S
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Thats right for a "small" town zoo they have lions, tigers, monkeys, buffalo, zebras,peacocks, all kinds of birds from all over the world and MORE. And not just one of an animals but at least a couple of each, which I think is absolutely great. The peacocks and ducks roam free around the zoo. They have a great playground in the middle for the kids. I went here as a kid and just recently took my little guys, they liked it more than our zoo in Billings because it was lots more of the animals that you don't see every day but should see in a zoo. :-)

1  Thank CowgirlMomma
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Just a nice place to take the family and enjoy the sights. This is affordable and it will create lasting memories. There is always something fun to see as well as hands on activities.

2  Thank JdyJdyJdy
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you're in Scottsbluff you ought to go - it's carefully designed, interesting, and puts some of the natural beauty peculiar to the region into perspective.

1  Thank K M
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is a perfect size zoo. You can see it all in a day (or even half day, depending on how much time you want to spend on things. I don't go there as often now that my kids are older, but we maintain a family membership and sometimes they go there to walk/hang out. It is a great place for a good walk. They have a great playground AND a splash pad which is so nice in summer. And the do FANTASTIC birthday parties. Reasonably priced, cupcakes provided (at least when mine were little), tour by docent, special animal visit, some party favors/things for BD kid.

1  Thank KimmerG40
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