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Riverside Nature Center, Kerrville

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Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Riverside Nature Center is a non-profit arboretum with wildlife and native plant sanctuary located on the Guadalupe River at 150 Francisco Lemos Street, Kerrville, Texas. The gardens are open daily without charge.

The center was first envisioned in 1987 by Susan Sander, with the Riverside Nature Center Association (RNCA) organized in 1989. Today's site was purchased in 1992. With extensive clearing and planting, it has become an arboretum with over 140 tree species, approximately 200 species of wildflowers, cacti, shrubs, and native grasses. It also contains a butterfly plant garden, sensory garden with Braille signs, and natural area with river trail.

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  • Short walk outside through the gardens. They, too, had lost a lot of plants and trees in the hard freeze all of TX experienced in February. Some were coming out very slowly though.  more »
  • Very helpful staff. Very interesting walk. Nice place to spend time looking at the different plants native to Texas.  more »
  • It is free to go there so the minimum you give should be five stars for that matter. Besides that, if you walk a little into it to the river, it is very beautiful. Bring some shoes that can get wet and you can walk through the river on a hot day. Or walk alone until you come to the end of it. While the park isn't that big, it shows quite some nature and there are many places a couple can sit and have a good cuddle time.
  • Great place to visit and check out the exhibits and nature walk with all plants and trees . There is also a small gift shop with some unique jewelry and t-shirt d
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