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River Bend Nature Center

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Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to visit

Traveling with teens and baby...nice facility with knowledgeable staff, cool indoor AC... read more

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Coarsegold, CA
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Great place for young kids. The events are awesome. Love the gift shop. It has a wide variety if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paula R
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 yesterday 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!

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Went there on a trip to texas in March. Walked the outdoor trail and spent some time in the green house. The staff in the green house were very friendly and answered questions. If driving through Wichita Falls and need a little break, definitely a...More

2  Thank jeff77664
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Get close up to many animals here. The roadrunner has a thing for shoes, and kept pecking at ours, but he can't hurt you. Be sure to go into the butterflies if it is a sunny day!

Thank tupperconnie
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Took my great grandchildren here just for something to do on spring break last year and was pleasantly surprised at how they enjoyed the tour. The helpers were very knowledgeable of all exhibits and helpful. I highly recommend the nature center for all ages.

Thank retiredlady07
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I've never been for the regular tour but the Christmas Electricritters (I think I spelled that close) was great for the small children.

Thank mjwTexas
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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