River Bend Nature Center is located on 80 acres of natural area along the banks of the Root River in Racine, Wisconsin. Our forests, fields and wetlands provide habitats for many different plant and wildlife communities, as well as many recreational opportunities for hikers, cross-country skiers, paddlers, bird watchers and all students of nature. Hours: Grounds and trails are open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. Buildings are open 8am to 4pm Monday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday (other times by special arrangement). There is no admission charge.