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Riverview Park and Zoo

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1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
+1 705-745-6866
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Nice walk. Surprising number of animals for FREE

Fantastic place for a nice walk or to bring the kids. COMPLETELY FREE. Well maintained. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bryan H
via mobile
Great place to spend a day with family

Our children always loved it here and now our Grandson loves it. He gets so exited when he sees the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glen H
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (117 reviews)
“splash pad” (192 reviews)
“picnic area” (22 reviews)
1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
+1 705-745-6866
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place for a nice walk or to bring the kids. COMPLETELY FREE. Well maintained. Lots of animals (not like the metro zoo... But it's FREE).

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our children always loved it here and now our Grandson loves it. He gets so exited when he sees the animals, especially the playful monkeys. The train ride is a must and then its off to the wonderful splash pad and then to the playground....More

Thank Glen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting family in Peterborough this summer. At the last minute, we decided to go for a visit to the zoo. We took a leisurely stroll, and took in the sights. The zoo was very well keep, and the animals very close. We hoped...More

Thank Leah_of_Dawn
Reviewed 10 November 2017

we enjoyed our time at this wonderful little zoo. Very family friendly! Be sure to be around for the feeding of the seals.

Thank TimnMartha
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Fabulous place for kids of all ages. It is very clean and the animals seem well cared for. The kids love the animals, the playground and don't forget the train. The best part of it all is that it is free. You could easily spend...More

Thank Heather J
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This park reminded me High park in Toronto, but smaller and friendlier. Everything is there for family to enjoy: kid's playground, splash island , free zoo where you can watch otters during the feeding time. Well maintained trail along Otonabee River with access to the...More

Thank travelladdict2015
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

A really lovely spot and I imagine it's very busy in the summer. Beautiful fall day in October and fairly quiet. Place looks well cared for along with the animals. Lots of different types including squirrels and chipmunks running around. Make a great afternoon for...More

Thank Carla C
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Born and raised in Peterborough and have been going to the zoo since 1950. Now with my grandson. It has always been a wonderful place for kids but it has improved dramatically over the years. More animals, all healthy and well cared for. Lots of...More

Thank Paul S H
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

It’s free and a delightful place for a wonderful morning walk with the animals gently going about their business in “natural” environments. Interesting to see how another country creates a small zoo with a self guided tour.

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Proving a zoo like feeling in a small space like this is an art, and they have done it nicely. Many animals, some informations as well.

Thank scorp2
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29 August 2017|
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Response from D7861QTsusanm | Reviewed this property |
As stated above, the zoo is absolutely free! You can view the animals, play in the giant playground and splash in the splash pad all for free. There is a small fee for the train which we have never taken and there are... More
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30 June 2017|
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Response from Andrena F | Reviewed this property |
Lift lock cruise leaves from del crary and lock 19. Good cruise if you haven't been through the Trent or lift lock
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11 June 2017|
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