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River Bend Nature Center

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2200 3rd St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-3041
+1 940-767-0843
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Worth a visit

I had this on the top of my list of things to see/do in Wichita Falls, TX. I got there early and... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
jezzway
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Dannemora, New York
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Nice afternoon discovery

We were three adults and a 17 year old. We all enjoyed the afternoon more than expected. We had a... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Zippincindy
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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12pm-4pm. River Bend Nature Center (RBNC) is a 20 acre, non-profit environmental education facility. River Bend connects people to their natural environment through educational activities, environmental awareness, and conservation examples. Our most popular attractions are the Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Peyton’s Place, the Bryant Edwards Learning Center, the River Bottom Forest Trail, and the United Children’s Garden. Peyton’s Place is filled with flowering plants and hundreds of gorgeous, living butterflies. The Bryant Edwards Learning Center contains over 30 live exhibits, such as turtles, salamanders, insects, and frogs. There is always plenty to see and observe! The Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, 7,000 sq. ft. glass structure. It is home to prairie dogs, fish, turtles, and butterflies, and is landscaped with prairie grasses, trees, shrubs, and wildflowers of the Rolling Plains. RBNC has over 17 acres of bottom land forest, trails, gardens, and wetlands. Come on out and see River Bend Nature Center, it is truly a special place to explore and learn.
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  • Average7%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2200 3rd St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-3041
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I had this on the top of my list of things to see/do in Wichita Falls, TX. I got there early and had the place to myself! It was great, I was able to look around. The guides were very friendly and helpful. A good...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We were three adults and a 17 year old. We all enjoyed the afternoon more than expected. We had a very knowledgeable older male employee who was giving us amazing information about all the displays. There is a cute scavenger hunt that kids can do...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Admitting that we never made it outside to the walking trails, it's a small place but was a perfect size for our purposes. We needed a break from our road trip and spent a great hour getting "schooled" by [very knowledgeable] Kevin about everything we...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I love bringing my daughter here. Their butterfly pavilion is really cute, they have a nice trail to walk around, different animals in a closed in exhibit, and a learning center for kids. A very nice place.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Every time I visit, I walk away shaking my head and saying, "I didn't know that!" You should come by and spend some time, whether just a short while or an afternoon, it is so relaxing.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Price is reasonable. Staff friendly. I went to the Bug Fest the first visit and it was great!! Spider races, bug hunts and displays of bugs, snakes, turtles, etc. Children loved it.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

River Bend has been well established in Wichita Falls for several ears. I t is a great spot for families to visit and even offers a day camp during the summer! Since I live here my grandchildren have all been there at one time r...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to take the kids and learn a lot!! Was super cheep really fun place to go and take kids! They loved it and we loved it and the guides were really great and told you all about the animals and bugs and reptiles...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here as a place to stretch our legs on our way to vacation while traveling with our 5 month old and two year old. Nice little trail to hike that's a kilometer, partly paved and partly dirt. It was just right for our adventurous...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

As part of a trip back for a high school reunion a classmate and I made it a goal to see what the sights were to be seen in Wichita Falls. This place is worth the trip the butterfly room had about 5 different specimens...More

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RBNC, Public Relations Manager at River Bend Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank for your review! Come back and visit us anytime.

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Shayna S
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yes. i think so. the ramp to the wedding area is long but accesible
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3 February 2017|
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Response from RBNC | Property representative |
Hello Yves! There is a lot to see and do in Wichita Falls. We have a handy community calendar which can be found at the Choose Wichita Falls Website, which has plenty of activities for all. As far as RBNC, we will have... More
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