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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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A great little free zoo!

we enjoyed our time at this wonderful little zoo. Very family friendly! Be sure to be around for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South River
Great for kids of all ages and FREE

Fabulous place for kids of all ages. It is very clean and the animals seem well cared for. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather J
Peterborough, Canada
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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” (118 reviews)
“splash pad” (191 reviews)
“picnic areas” (39 reviews)
1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
+1 705-745-6866
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up going to the zoo, but moved away. went back to take my son! Not a single regret. everything was wonderful, even the train ride, splash pad (new), and so much more!

Thank marilyn1984
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It’s amazing that the community of Peterborough offers this free zoo. It’s a great place the take the kids just to “walk around” and be outside.

Thank Mamudduck
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Zoo ofcourse is the main attraction here. In addition, there is play area for kids which they love. There is a train which operates in peak summer. The ramp going down has some nice picnic spots to do BBQ along the river. In Fall,...More

Thank Meesum
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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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