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River Bend Nature Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Family fun for everyone.

Not only is this a fun place to take the whole family, it is also a very educational place for... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Nancy B
Wichita Falls, Texas

Beautiful respite in the city. Great collection of plants, animals, bugs (alive and and otherwise... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Arlington, TX
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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...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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 1 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank laura j
Reviewed 30 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tina R
Reviewed 18 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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank munstah
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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