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River Bend Nature Center

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great place to take grandchildren

Every time we have been my grandkids have loved it! The staff is always so willing to educate and... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Nancy K
Wichita Falls, Texas
Butterflies' Heaven

This is a wonderful experience for all ages. The special educational programs for kids are... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
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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 22 December 2017

Every time we have been my grandkids have loved it! The staff is always so willing to educate and show you each of the animals. I tell you all about them at a level of children can understand. Sitting in the atrium and then going...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a wonderful experience for all ages. The special educational programs for kids are particularly good. Don't miss the Electricritters during Thanksgiving - Christmas holiday.

Thank sagebucket
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot. Nice afternoon visit. Butterfly garden is nice. Great trail. Friendly staff. Worth a look if you're here seeking something to do!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Every summer my grandchildren come for a week and we always make this part of the week! They enjoy walking the indoor trails seeing all the wildlife and stopping now and then to hear an experienced guide teach about the animals. Of course we look...More

Thank Lisawilliam
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I had this on the top of my list of things to see/do in Wichita Falls, TX. I got there early and had the place to myself! It was great, I was able to look around. The guides were very friendly and helpful. A good...More

Thank jezzway
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

We were three adults and a 17 year old. We all enjoyed the afternoon more than expected. We had a very knowledgeable older male employee who was giving us amazing information about all the displays. There is a cute scavenger hunt that kids can do...More

Thank Zippincindy
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Admitting that we never made it outside to the walking trails, it's a small place but was a perfect size for our purposes. We needed a break from our road trip and spent a great hour getting "schooled" by [very knowledgeable] Kevin about everything we...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I love bringing my daughter here. Their butterfly pavilion is really cute, they have a nice trail to walk around, different animals in a closed in exhibit, and a learning center for kids. A very nice place.

Thank Nathanael R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Every time I visit, I walk away shaking my head and saying, "I didn't know that!" You should come by and spend some time, whether just a short while or an afternoon, it is so relaxing.

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Price is reasonable. Staff friendly. I went to the Bug Fest the first visit and it was great!! Spider races, bug hunts and displays of bugs, snakes, turtles, etc. Children loved it.

Thank idac120
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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!
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