Best Places To See in Peterborough, ON

Handpicked Top 3 Peterborough Places To See. How do we actually find the most highly rated places to see? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!

RIVERVIEW PARK AND ZOO

1300 Water Street, Peterborough, ON K9J 6Z5

Since 1933

Zoos, Aquariums, Outdoor Activities, Splash Pad, Walking Trails, Miniature Train Ride, Beautiful Gardens, Picnic Area, Disc Golf Course, Guest Services, Souvenir Shop, Winter Tobogganing, Cross-Country Skiing, Animals, Education Programs, Events, Wildlife Conservation, Tourist Attractions & Volunteer Program

Free Admission - Features 27 exhibits with over 45 species - Over 55 acres of scenic riverfront park and zoo exhibits - Free ride for children under 2 years of age - The park covers 55.5 acres and is the largest and most diversified playground

riverviewparkandzoo@peterboroughutilities.ca
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Mon - Sun 8:30 am - Dusk

If you are visiting Peterborough and have children or grandchildren this little gem is a must for you to visit. Admission is free and includes a Zoo to walk though at your leisure, a huge park with play equipment for babies, toddlers and older children, picnic tables scattered throughout the property. In the summer months there is a splash pad, a train that rides around the property for a $2.00 fee. You will be sure to make some wonderful family memories visiting this little gem.
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CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM

910 Monaghan Road, Peterborough, ON K9J 5K4

Since 1957

Museum, Gift Store, Family Visits, School Visits, Group Tours, Birthday Parties, Facility Rentals, Weddings, Adult Workshops, Kids Programs, Karen Kain School for the Arts, Summer Programs, Canoeing Camps, Artifacts, Collection, Adult Canoeing Programs, Summer Paddling Camp, Voyageur Canoe Tour, Plein Air Painting & Paddling

Free Admission: Child (under 5), Members & Thursday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm - With a collection of nearly 600 canoes and kayaks and 1,000 related artifacts

Price: Adult (18+) $12.00, Senior (65+) $9.50, Student (ages 5-17 or with valid ID) $9.50, Family (up to 2 adults & 4 children ages 5-17) $30.00

info@canoemuseum.ca
canoemuseum.ca

Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It is only natural that Peterborough, near the heart of Canoe country , hosts a museum that displays our early transportation system that helped to unite a future country. This is a world class Museum that will only become more attractive with the future move to a world class facility by the Lift Locks. The displays are geared for all age groups with many hands on displays for all. The canoes on display reflect all the regions of Canada. Our group was really impressed with the Museum.
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PETERBOROUGH MUSEUM & ARCHIVES

300 Hunter Street East, Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y5

Since 1897

Museum, Summer Camps, Junior Summer Discovery, Robotics Camp, Youth Leadership Program, P.A. Day and March Break Camps, MUSE International Fine Films, Family Events, Museum Renewal, Exhibitions, Program and Tour Booking, Teachers Program, Elementary School Programs, Secondary School Programs, Fleming College Programs, Group Tours & Programs

Admission to Museum exhibitions is By Donation - Thousands of linear feet of archival materials and over 33,000 artifacts are included in the collection - Provide barrier-free access and picnic facilities in the Heritage Pavilion

onthehill@peterborough.ca
peterboroughmuseumandarchives.ca

Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat & Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This museum gave me a better understanding of how my family came to be in Peterborough. It starts with the Native Americans and takes you to the immigration of Irish settlers to the Peterborough area.I walked away with a new understanding of Peterborough and my own family history. And what did this cost me.....Nothing. It is by donation only. I will be returning in October to see a new display called Egypt, The Gift of the Nile on loan from the ROM in Toronto. Hope to see you there too.
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