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“Nice Little Place that Can be Enjoyed”

River Bend Nature Center
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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, environmental awareness, and conservation examples. Our most popular attractions are the Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Peyton’s Place, the Bryant Edwards Learning Center, the River Bottom Forest Trail, and the United Children’s Garden. Peyton’s Place is filled with flowering plants and hundreds of gorgeous, living butterflies. The Bryant Edwards Learning Center contains over 30 live exhibits, such as turtles, salamanders, insects, and frogs. There is always plenty to see and observe! The Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, 7,000 sq. ft. glass structure. It is home to prairie dogs, fish, turtles, and butterflies, and is landscaped with prairie grasses, trees, shrubs, and wildflowers of the Rolling Plains. RBNC has over 17 acres of bottom land forest, trails, gardens, and wetlands. Come on out and see River Bend Nature Center, it is truly a special place to explore and learn.
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 good place to go to.

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"butterfly room"
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"gift shop"
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"road runner"
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"knowledgeable staff"
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"all ages"
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"beautiful facility"
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"scavenger hunt"
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"great place for kids"
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"nice afternoon"
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"guide kevin"
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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!

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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
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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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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It is most pleasant especially as my grandchild shares his experiences with me. We both get a great kick eine there.

Thank PaulHH144
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