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Riverview Park and Zoo

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1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
+1 705-745-6866
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Scenic River View and Well-designed Zoo in Peterborough

Just the place for a leisurely stroll for children, the elderly and everyone in between. The zoo... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
canadiandriver123
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Salmon Arm, Canada
Great day out

Fun for all the family and its free. Plus the train is super for the kids. Bring a picnic too. enjoy

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TallEl
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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55-acre zoo with mini-train rides, an F-86 Sabre Jet, a kid's water play park, many animals, and free admission and parking.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (119 reviews)
“splash pad” (194 reviews)
“picnic area” (22 reviews)
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1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
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+1 705-745-6866
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"train ride"
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"splash pad"
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"picnic area"
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"all ages"
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"snack bar"
in 35 reviews
"great playground"
in 18 reviews
"small fee"
in 18 reviews
"interesting animals"
in 11 reviews
"large playground"
in 10 reviews
"across the river"
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"small train"
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"mini train"
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"free fun"
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"wide variety of animals"
in 7 reviews
"free admission"
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"a great place to spend"
in 9 reviews
"kids love"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just the place for a leisurely stroll for children, the elderly and everyone in between. The zoo has a very reasonable entrance fee (by donation for those who aren't fiscally comfortable), ample parking area and boasts a pretty location beside the Trent River (part of...More

Thank canadiandriver123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun for all the family and its free. Plus the train is super for the kids. Bring a picnic too. enjoy

Thank TallEl
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo in Peterborough is the best as far as I’m concerned and it’s open all-year round and most importantly, it’s FREE!!!!! Our grandsons love to come to the zoo and their respective schools have gone on trips there. They always enjoy the playground and...More

Thank Helen D
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Went with the kids to the zoo and the kids want to keep coming back every time. Lots to do! Plenty of spaces for picnics, really good water park, lots of playgrounds too, and is close to the river! Train ride is really fun for...More

Thank BWang18
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

A local zoo for for local families. If you drive three hours to get here, you will be disappointed. If you live in Peterborough and want a free zoo, splash pad, playground with a giant slide and a little train, you cannot beat it.

Thank markI9729PT
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This zoo is incredibly well kept clean and neat the animals are well cared for and well fed Not only is this are zoo which is very easy to walk around but the potential to interact with some of the carp in the river is...More

Thank Brian C
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We were meant to visit this Zoo as part of a class trip, though with the college strike we decided to go on our own! Free admission for a smaller zoo, but it was a great way to spend a few hours. I even made...More

Thank Mandie G
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I am not a lover of zoos. Not keen on animals being caged, however, I do realize sometimes they have to be due to circumstances where they have been injured or lost their mothers in the wild. This zoo needs to do a big reno...More

Thank dar1221
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

An amazing zoo with lots of healthy animals. Very clean and professional. Excellent staff and lots of interactive exhibits

Thank Bill G
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This zoo is pretty basic.... not much to get excited about.... it is way more park then zoo.... exhibits could really use an upgrade

Thank tammylynn2014
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morningsunrise46
29 August 2017|
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Response from D7861QTsusanm | Reviewed this property |
As stated above, the zoo is absolutely free! You can view the animals, play in the giant playground and splash in the splash pad all for free. There is a small fee for the train which we have never taken and there are... More
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Pararajasingam A
30 June 2017|
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Response from Andrena F | Reviewed this property |
Lift lock cruise leaves from del crary and lock 19. Good cruise if you haven't been through the Trent or lift lock
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Donald S
11 June 2017|
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