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Riverside Wildlife Center

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My daughter and I were there early July 2018. The gift shop needs some new items, but the tour and... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
New Haven, Connecticut
Lots of fun!!

This is a hidden gem. Very informative and fun! Lots of animals of all kinds to see but the real... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Dan D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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275 Hiway W, Stanton, MO 63079
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The staff was so friendly and knowledgable about the animals. The conditions that the animals lived in was disgusting. Each animal enclosure had dirty water and too small. The dank smelly front entrance room almost made mr throw up.

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

My daughter and I were there early July 2018. The gift shop needs some new items, but the tour and information was very good. India was our tour guide and she was very good with all the animals, birds & reptiles. She had good knowledge...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Very informative and fun! Lots of animals of all kinds to see but the real joy is inside where you get to hold and touch them! You even get to hold a small alligator! If you like animals then this...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Horrible to see animals in those conditions. We couldn’t even stay for the entire tour. Dirty & cramped.

1  Thank T B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Look, this is a independent place that has some awesome animals, with a little bit of revenue and participation from the public this can be a greater place for the animals that live there. A little paint and some clean up this is a great...More

1  Thank tiogadave
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Riverside Wildlife Center is one step above a roadside snake farm. The staff is dedicated to the care of the animals. They are friendly and provide great tours. They also volunteer their time and gratuities are greatly appreciated. The animals are caged and protected...More

2  Thank MrsSibona
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We had a fun visit. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and the animals looked happy and healthy. The lion is retired now, but there are still plenty of interesting animals to see and hold.

1  Thank 522,703
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

When we first came up upon the wildlife center, we got nervous. We drove all the way from STL city to have a day of adventure out in Staton. Our family's a huge group of animal lovers and we love to go to safari's and...More

4  Thank Kelsey K
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We had fun here, but I keep thinking about the small containers the turtles were kept in. I really hope that they give them a different place to live soon with room. It is very sad to see them in their super small containers, which...More

Thank cassielynn27
Reviewed 8 September 2016

You'll find the Riverside Wildlife Center on your way into or leaving Meramec Caverns. If you have the time it is fun for the kids. While it may look small from the front once you get inside and start walking in the back it is...More

1  Thank Kelli M
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yes that jail cell is still there