Indian River Reptile Zoo, Peterborough

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Indian River Reptile Zoo is located in Peterborough. Indian River Reptile Zoo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Peterborough Edition.
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  • Five adults and 2 young children thoroughly enjoyed our visit here on Thanksgiving weekend. We were impressed by how well the animals were cared for, how many there were, the various cages they were i...  more »
  • Crocs! Gators! Snakes! Lizards! More reptiles than you could shake a stick at. Delightful. And not a single amphibian to be seen anywhere. As it should be... I'm looking at you, kayaks at the Canoe Mu...  more »
  • I took my 11 year old niece there. A staff person walked through the zoo providing us with information about each creature, such as a snapping turtle, different snakes, lizards, etc. It was raining, a...  more »
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  • The Indian River Reptile Zoo is amazing! All the animals are all rescues, and they are clearly kept in great conditions and tended to by wonderful staff. I spent the whole afternoon there and appreciated all my time! The crocodile/alligator walk is awesome, and there was a short show for kids at the end. Definitely recommend it for anyone in or around the Peterborough area!
  • Cool reptile Zoo/animal sanctuary. They have many varieties of snakes, lizards and crocodiles. All animals are well kept in clean environments. The staff is young and knowledgeable which makes the visit entertaining. They have a separate building which houses the croc's and alligators, all of which were saved after being stored by an individual in poor conditions in a warehouse. They have a gift shop and the washrooms are very clean.
  • Kids had fun. Lots of snakes and alligators. Animals are happy and well cared for.
  • Every year the zoo grows and gets better. The kids love the dinosaurs! The reptiles are fascinating. The staff are awesome.
  • One of the best zoos in the place. For the most part the animals appear taken care of and in appropriate environments.Staff friendly and amazing!!

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Peterborough tourism relies heavily on the surrounding nature, so most of its accommodations sit outside the city center itself. Your best bet is to look for one of the mid-range inns lining either bank of the Otonabee River, where you'll have easy access to the city's pleasant parks. If you want something with a bit more character, look for private vacation rentals offering river views.
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