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Riverside Discovery Center

#2 of 9 things to do in Scottsbluff Features Animals
1600 S Beltline Hwy W, Scottsbluff, NE 69361-1331
+1 308-630-6236
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I love this small zoo and the animals in it

This zoo, although small compared to some, has its fair share of animals to see, and interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
What a great placevto visit!

Love the variety of animals for a small area like this. I am a lover of the big cats and I love... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Kathy W
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“splash pad” (8 reviews)
“small zoo” (3 reviews)
“dinosaur dig” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1600 S Beltline Hwy W, Scottsbluff, NE 69361-1331
+1 308-630-6236
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo, although small compared to some, has its fair share of animals to see, and interesting things to learn. The animals are fun to watch, they are usually entertaining when they aren't sleeping. We love to bring our jugs to the zoo, so they...More

Thank Colorado_Lillies
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Love the variety of animals for a small area like this. I am a lover of the big cats and I love their cats!

1  Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is a small zoo with a great community behind them. The chimp talk and keeper Michael was amazing and showed great training examples they do with the chimps. The animals were active, I recently moved to the town and the locals were raving on...More

Thank AntAlexMason
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

What a great way to spend our Saturday at the zoo. We had a great day observing all types of animals here including a zookeeper talk with the Chimpanzee trainer, Michael. very entertaining and informative. We also met the new Curator Anthony Mason, that is...More

1  Thank Ernesto G
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I came here with my great aunt when I was much younger. The memory vivid in my mind was taking a quarter and buying food to feed the ducks. I did that today, even had the opportunity to feed the trumpeter swans. The rest of...More

Thank Danielle R
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went to the Discovery Center / Zoo on a Saturday about mid day. There were mostly mom's with small children in strollers and families with young children. The zoo was not busy. Relatively clean but several areas blocked off with construction tape because of...More

1  Thank brandyc22
Reviewed 17 August 2016

On a recent road trip with our grandsons, we unknowingly camped next to the zoo. Hearing the lion roar through the night, we were prompted to visit him the following day. What a surprise it was to see how large the zoo was! It was...More

2  Thank Connie C
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Had a great time visiting this zoo. Larger than it looks from the outside. The animals cages/ areas were super clean and loved all the informational signs about the animals. The peacocks that wander around the zoo are fun to watch and photograph. Would defiantly...More

1  Thank kebo-adk
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I have five memories of this place from when I was little. It has held up to them and improved with the passage of time ;) Big enough to have quite a few exhibits and plenty of learning/discovery features. They have added some great children...More

1  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Riverside is a great place to spend the day! Pack a lunch and swimsuit and enjoy the animals, the splash pad and park.

Thank Kelly F
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