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Riverview Park and Zoo

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Address: 1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-745-6866
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55-acre zoo with mini-train rides, an F-86 Sabre Jet, a kid's water play...

55-acre zoo with mini-train rides, an F-86 Sabre Jet, a kid's water play park, many animals, and free admission and parking.

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Fantastic little free zoo

A great zoo that is fun for everyone! There are some beautiful trails, lots of play equipment for kids, a good variety of animals and its all free! It is easy to get to just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Magda K
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Peterborough, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here few times. The zoo is free and has wide playground. Actually, it wasnt interesting but still good for children. So id like to say its good when your kids get bored with the playground near to your house.

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Thank ajari619
Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great zoo that is fun for everyone! There are some beautiful trails, lots of play equipment for kids, a good variety of animals and its all free! It is easy to get to just follow water street out of downtown or take a bike trail up. Good place to spend a couple hours no matter what season it is.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our weekend stay in Peterborough we took a couple of hours to explore Riverview Park and Zoo. This is a free attraction along Water St. We went in November so the leaves on the trees and greenery were pretty much non existent so I imagine the park would look much nicer in the spring or summer, especially by the... More 

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Thank SMO2015
Peterborough, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for the family to visit. It's free. A splash pad for the kids in the hot weather. A big play area for the kids. Really nice walk through.

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Thank jpk14
Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This local zoo is extremely well maintained. Fun activities area for kids and picnic area. Very enjoyable way to spend a day exploring the many animals of North America and abroad! Beautiful pathways that meander through the zoo grounds. Highly recommended.

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Thank 813Hynes
Peterborough, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Peterborough Zoo is a wonderful place for everyone,young and old. So many animals to view and play park for children. The best part is there is no entrance cost. Enjoy! There is a great water park for the children..

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Thank rosiegirl43
Peterborough, ON, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take the kids, wonderful up and close views of the animals. Fun at the monkey house and the otters in the river. Cute train ride for all to rest your tired feet. Best of al the zoo is absolutely free.

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Thank Gordon B
Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great family zoo-we regularly take our grandkids. Summer splash pad is very popular. Animal feeding time is another hihghlight, as is the butterfly garden and the big playground for the kids. We always visit the otters, camels, peacocks and monkeys.

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Thank davemilsom2016
Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to spend the day strolled around the park looking At animals followed with a picnic by the water lots for kids to do splash pad and play ground and big slides highly recommended

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Thank great c
Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place for a summer walk with or without the kids. There are lots of animals to visit and it is a very up close and personal experience.

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