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River Bend Nature Center

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Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Great organization with a great mission

My kids and I love coming here. They have weekly activities and events for kids of all ages. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christina S
Norman, Oklahoma
Nice Time for the Family

We just returned from our visit and really enjoyed ourselves. We have a 2yo and he was very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Georgetown, Texas
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“prairie dogs”(11 reviews)
“gift shop”(10 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2200 3rd St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-3041
+1 940-767-0843
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids and I love coming here. They have weekly activities and events for kids of all ages. They have a gift shop, native animals on display, they bring in special speakers. They also have a nice, large walk through Atrium, with more native animals,...More

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from our visit and really enjoyed ourselves. We have a 2yo and he was very entertained. We got there first thing and hardly anyone was there so we had a lot of personal one on One with the staff which was really...More

Thank love_4_travel4ever
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a great place to take your kids. Very informative and they will like it. The best place to take a kid in wichita falls

Thank laura j
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Had a blast kids got to hold birds and feed animals we also had a coloring contest I helped a little. Kids like the turtle and the snake more than anything.

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Traveling with teens and baby...nice facility with knowledgeable staff, cool indoor AC, & activities for kids. Kevin had so much knowledge about each and every creature there and you can really tell that he loves them all. We enjoyed our time there very much!

Thank munstah
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Great place for young kids. The events are awesome. Love the gift shop. It has a wide variety if items to choose from. Reasonably priced as well. Will be going back!!!

Thank Paula R
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I had no idea this place was here and I have lived in the area for quite some time. I found the center to be educational, informative, a great place to bring kids, well kept and a staff that is both helpful and attentive. This...More

Thank travelbug2332
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Beautiful venue for a wedding. We had ours here in 2015 and couldn't have asked for a better experience. The pavilion is roomy and the layout was perfect. Also a family friendly place for children to learn and interact more with nature. There is something...More

1  Thank MeganMagana
Reviewed 17 May 2018

The wonderful staff goes the extra mile to make your visit informative. While the exhibits are small, one can certainly get an idea of the native species. Loved the road runner, and the butterfly house. Schools seem to make good use of the facility, as...More

1  Thank Laura99
Reviewed 6 May 2018

This is a great place to take a child or a date. There are volunteers on site who are very knowledgeable. The specimens in the vistitor's center are interesting and the outdoor garden is full of observation possibilities.

1  Thank Meryl L
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Shayna S
22 April 2018|
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Response from visitor_67220 | Reviewed this property |
All sorts of up-to-date info (like hours and pricing) can be found on their website! Hope this helps!
16 May 2017|
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Response from lyssa1960 | Reviewed this property |
yes. i think so. the ramp to the wedding area is long but accesible
yves k
2 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