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Riverview Park and Zoo

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Address: 1230 Water St, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7G4, Canada
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+1 705-745-6866
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55-acre zoo with mini-train rides, an F-86 Sabre Jet, a kid's water play...

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.

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Kids Love it

This is an excellent place to take your kids. Besides all the interesting animals there is a splash pad and play area. The best part is that admission is free. Children can ride... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
loistucker67
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Peterborough, Canada
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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an excellent place to take your kids. Besides all the interesting animals there is a splash pad and play area. The best part is that admission is free. Children can ride the train with their parents for a dollar and they love it.

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Thank loistucker67
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

i resently went walking the lovely oasis on water street The Zoo ....its such a pretty place and its an afternoon of free adventure to enjoy at your own pace. The keepers are friendly and eager to interact with you and the displays are clean and the animals are wonderful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great getaway for a couple hours with young children. Splash pad and large playground with structures for multiple ages. Enough interesting animals for young children.

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Thank Jordan H
Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This FREE public ZOO hosts lots of animals birds and reptiles including otters swimming, camels munching, and monkeys swinging much like children playing on the amaziing playground structures and splash pad! Lots of space to picinic, walk around, and take a tour aboard the TRAIN for sights and sounds on the other side of the river. There is even rental... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great zoo to take the little ones, really good splash pad and best of it all, it is free and easily assessible

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Courtice, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a terrific location for the whole family! Besides the animals, there's a super water park for the kids, and an excellent train ride for everyone. Also a great place for a picnic. By the way...IT'S FREE! (Donations accepted)

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of places to walk, and there seems to be lots of space between the animal houses. And the nice thing is that its free.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to this Zoo since I was a kid. It never ceases to amaze me that it is kept as a free place to visit for all, and that they have a fairly good selection of animals to visit. I still enjoy heading back here as an adult, and usually will visit every summer I'm in the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in Peterborough, and I always enjoyed my visits to the Zoo. If you have small kids, they will enjoy themselves. I still visit once every few years, reminds me of my youth.

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to spend a few hours as a family for free! Wonderful playground and lots of parking. The train is fun for young children and inexpensive. We will continue to visit!

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