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River Bend Nature Center

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2200 3rd St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-3041
+1 940-767-0843
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Best value ever!

For only a few dollars, we had a wonderful experience enjoying the creatures here as we'll as the... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2013
Janis H
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Lavon, Texas
Excellent Nature Walk

Visited this during the Christmas Light display and was quite impressed. Begin in the glass... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2012
Debra R
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Sanger, Texas
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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, 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.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2200 3rd St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-3041
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"butterfly room"
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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

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Reviewed 2 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
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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.

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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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Reviewed 26 June 2012

We've been here twice now - once with our child and once with our nieces and nephews. It's a great place for kids, with several different themes throughout the center; spiders and snakes near the entrance, and more of a "tropical" theme in a separate...More

Thank Clint494
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

If you are in Wichita Falls, this is a must see. A small nice center, very welcoming, well kept and educating for all ages.

Thank Maya S
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

Its good place for kid's interest and ok for adults. I liked their gift shop though.

Thank ARG7
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

Children and adults love River Bend! Wonderful Nature Center with so much to see. Go at Christmas to see the lit up Christmas Critters!

Thank 2gurlsmom
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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Visited on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Because of the time of year, plants and flowers were not at their best. Staff in gift shop were great. A young lady told us about some of the inside caged reptiles. Even let us touch them. The butterfly...More

Thank ScoobyMissy
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

They have made many upgrades to the place over the last few years. It used to just be a nature trail with a gift shop, but now they have many small scale events there. They have a beautiful pavilion and terrace that they rent for...More

Thank tiffany t
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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!
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KingKarma34
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Response from lyssa1960 | Reviewed this property |
yes. i think so. the ramp to the wedding area is long but accesible
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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
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