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Riverview Park & Zoo, Peterborough

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Take the whole family out for a stroll through Riverview Park & Zoo. The zoo features over 48 species in a large park area packed with activities for kids and adults alike. Walking trails lead the way through the exhibits, and afterwards the kids can enjoy the splash pads while you try your hand at some frisbee golf. A miniature train ride offers a fun alternative to walking around the park, and the vibrant gardens are perfect for an outdoor picnic. Arrange your visit to Riverview Park & Zoo and discover more family-friendly attractions in Peterborough using our Peterborough travel itinerary maker.
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  • We took our two-year old grandson and had a beautiful day at the zoo. Best of all is that it's totally free -except $2 each to ride the mini train. But for a great day, that's a real bargain. The park...  more »
  • This is a small zoo on a nice location beside the river. Great place for walking and it's easy to find in the north side of town. It's run by the city and is free of charge.  more »
  • Great zoo for the entire family. The kids love the train ride and the park. Nice walk and very clean.  more »
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  • Best place ever to bring the kids! Could easily spend a full day here! So clean, well maintained and big. Lots of places to sit down and be in the shade. The kids love to run around. The new train was so so so fun even for me! Great views and was worth the money to go across the river. The water park is fabulous. Lots of shade, however when the big kids get in there they are beyond rowdy and most you wonder if their parents are even there. It's hard for the toddlers to be around the rowdies, but if you come early enough or in a day that the kids aren't there in heaps then it's baby/toddler heaven. The many parks that lead to the entry of the zoo are absolutely incredible as well. Again, so clean, spacious, lots of places to sit and there are shady parks within the line of parks. Parking is close and we always find a spot. Great picnic sites along the water. All around no complaints! Can't beat the price 😉
  • I love this zoo. It's free, clean, has lots of animals, and for $2 you can ride the little train! It's big for a city like Peterborough, staff on site, otter feeding, water park for kids and a huge playground. Great parking, lovely sights off the decks that overlook the water and more. Well worth the visit. Very family friendly. Treats that you can purchase on site too :)
  • The zoo is free, fun and educational. Great walking paths that lead down to the river. Lots of free parking. Giant playground, looks like it's fun but I'm too old. Little splash pad that is fenced and treed in. There is a decent number of animals. Be sure to check out the daily otter feeding.
  • It's a cute little zoo though there aren't too many animals as far as zoos go, and most of them are more "normal" (and herbivores for the most part) than the really exotic ones you find elsewhere. But it can still be a fun day out with your kids because there is a great park and a huge slide. I like it a lot for the landscaping. It's great for a jog or walk through.
  • The zoo is a great place with scenic views and very nice exibits. The parks and the splash pad are great for children as well. There are no admission fees, which makes for a great place to pop into. Riverview will definitely be a place we visit again.