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Riverside Wildlife Center

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275 Hiway W, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 573-927-6253
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Don't Judge Book by Cover!

Look, this is a independent place that has some awesome animals, with a little bit of revenue and... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Be prepared for the smell!

The Riverside Wildlife Center is one step above a roadside snake farm. The staff is dedicated to... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Sullivan, Missouri
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“fun visit” (2 reviews)
275 Hiway W, Stanton, MO 63079
+1 573-927-6253
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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

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

1  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.

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
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Kids were nervous at first but the hands on experience was wonderful. Well worth the stop and don't forget the camera because you're in for a treat.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Our family of five took advantage of a Groupon rate for this last-day-of-vacation stop. The front entrance does not have much curb appeal, and could use an update. We were all a little nervous as we entered. However, we enjoyed this opportunity to be close...More

3  Thank MrsPaulaA
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The outside doesn't look like much, but don't let that stop you! The animals were amazing! They all looked healthy and we held snakes and alligators. We would come back!

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Animals in this zoo live in horrible conditions, small cages, bath tubs, single animals outside their natural environment. This is no entertainment, business like this should not be supported and be shut down. This is not how you want your children to experience wildlife.

3  Thank VeraPizzaMargherita
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Jeremie D
17 January 2016|
Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
yes that jail cell is still there