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River Bend Nature Center

Features Animals
Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Facinating place

It features a massive butterfly room, smaller exhibits, and in the winter host a lighted holiday... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2013
Mary Esther, Florida
Pleasantly surprised!!

We stopped here to stretch our legs and take a break from driving. The staff was so friendly and... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2013
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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 30 July 2013

It features a massive butterfly room, smaller exhibits, and in the winter host a lighted holiday display walk. Admission is reasonable, and kids will love it.

1  Thank im_justin_sane
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We took our two grand daughters expecting much much more. We didn't have to pay admission due to a large group attending at the same time. Good thing because it would have been a waste of money. Hot, dry and in many displays no critters...More

1  Thank Frankie3542
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We stopped here to stretch our legs and take a break from driving. The staff was so friendly and the guy showing us around got some of the animals out of the cages and my kids got to pet them. The nature walk was really...More

3  Thank Jennielw
Reviewed 24 July 2013

My wife and I visited in an effort to find something to do in Wichita Falls. The outdoor nature area was more or less a wooded area with a trail to walk and enjoy being "secluded". The indoor conservation building was rather plain but did...More

Thank Josh M
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Yeah, you gotta hunt for it if you are not from Wichita Falls or otherwise not savvy on this city. The hunt will be well rewarded. This is one of the finest nature centers to be found anywhere, interpreting the southern Rolling Plains ecosystems. The...More

2  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Stopped here to check it out on a whim on the way home from a road trip over the holiday weekend. There were not a lot of people out that day and the staff gave us (me, wife, baby) a personal tour and introduced us...More

2  Thank jayll135
Reviewed 25 May 2013

For only a few dollars, we had a wonderful experience enjoying the creatures here as we'll as the staff. Everyone was genuinely happy to be working there and excited to share their knowledge in a friendly environment. The entrance fee was so low, we very...More

1  Thank Janis H
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Visited this during the Christmas Light display and was quite impressed. Begin in the glass enclosed nature center then walk down the hillside on paved trails through the woods. Along the way you visit many different lighted displays. Very festive.

Thank Debra R
Reviewed 3 September 2012

I went with a school group. Most of the experience was walking through the center. Not much for the children to view. Some of the items didn't appeal to younger children. They didn't have any butterflies, so this was disappointing. Wouldn't want to return.

Thank Ellen38
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We like the gentleman who walked us around very informative, Great place to stop and explore. We will be visiting again

Thank Kimberly W
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Shayna S
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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