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River Bend Nature Center

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Very interesting and fun place for kids of all ages!

Every trip I've made to Riverbend is better than the last one! The docents and employees are... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2013
Wichita Falls, Texas
via mobile
partying at the bends

my brother ask me to help him setup a birthday party for all his grand babies last year. they... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2013
Lillie A
Wichita Falls, 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...more
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2200 3rd St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301-3041
+1 940-767-0843
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Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

Every trip I've made to Riverbend is better than the last one! The docents and employees are knowledgeable and friendly. Very eager to share their excitement of such a neat place. If you are lucky a butterfly will land on your shoulder! My grandkids are...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2013

I took my 3 boys' ages 5, 7, and 9 in August about 2 hours before closing time for the nature center. At first glance the center seems bland. We were the only visitors. Not many exhibits Not a very large space. As we tried...More

3  Thank hebkram
Reviewed 7 August 2013

my brother ask me to help him setup a birthday party for all his grand babies last year. they were all under the ages of 6. it was very nice and very interesting, our guide was very knowledgeable as well as friendly...we die the dinosaur...More

Thank Lillie A
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Great to see in every season. The Christmas Trail of Lights is very fun. Special programs and interactive opportunities for wild life are enjoyed year round and for every age. Great gift store with unique items.

1  Thank Noreen54
Reviewed 29 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 26 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
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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!
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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