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River Bend Nature Center

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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family favorite

Take my kids here for most events they host, they never seem to tire of it. Always a please is the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wichita Falls, Texas
Nice stop

We stopped in on a cold and windy day and would suggest coming back when the weather permits for a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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“road runner”(6 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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All reviews butterfly house gift shop road runner knowledgeable staff all ages few hours beautiful facility scavenger hunt local flora and fauna nice afternoon outdoor pavilion wonderful staff children's garden every summer awesome place interesting exhibits wide variety
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Reviewed yesterday

Take my kids here for most events they host, they never seem to tire of it. Always a please is the butterfly garden.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 296craign
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped in on a cold and windy day and would suggest coming back when the weather permits for a more enjoyable walk around the grounds. The learning center and butterfly were enjoyable albeit small. I wish I could remember the employee who helped us...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank McCown5
Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

My in-laws, my wife, my daughter, and nephew visited this place during Christmas time. It was beautifully decorated!! And the animals they had were amazing. You can pet a few of them. The walkthrough they have of their forest is very relaxin and romantic. If...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sergio23671303
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We had guests from the NW where nature abounds, so we took them to this lovely treasure to show them all the critters that dwell here. There displays are well done, the staff is interactive, friendly and very helpful. This is enjoyable for both adults...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnnetteS1959
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Not only is this a fun place to take the whole family, it is also a very educational place for everyone who loves the great outdoors. A beautiful setting. We also had our kids rehearsal dinner there and it was beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful respite in the city. Great collection of plants, animals, bugs (alive and and otherwise) and an exquisite butterfly conservatory. Naturalist Kevin Seman answered every question we had and shared fascinating facts. We even saw the resident roadrunner eat his lunch - a tasty mouse....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CarolH83
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I found this off the path exhibition as some friend's used the facilities for their wedding. They have beautiful trails and outdoor chapel just for such events and nestled in a natural park setting with great permanent bench seating. They also have a nice covered...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank spotofblue
Reviewed 3 October 2018

While on our way to Colorado we decide to research fun, affordable outing to give our toddlers relief from being stuck in the car for hours. This served us quite well and our children enjoyed it. The only reason it didn't get a 5 out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Todd M
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Although there was some cool little creatures here, it’s more of a “only with kids” type thing. We stopped in and it didn’t take long to walk through, common animals. I will say the staff made the highlights for us. They explained the butterfly house...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank desireef460
Reviewed 8 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christina S
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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
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