Top Places of Interest In Rivers State

Rivers state has nearly 100 kilometers of coastline with numerous rivers flowing from the hinterland into the Gulf. The State is a tourist heaven with its rich bio-diversity, stretching from the high rain forest, swamp forest, mangrove swamp and the coastal barrier reef. Rivers State, also known simply as Rivers, is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. According to census data released in 2006, the state has a population of 5,198,716, making it the sixth-most populous state in the country. Its capital and largest city, Port Harcourt, is economically significant as the center of Nigeria’s oil industry. Rivers State is bounded on the South by the Atlantic Ocean, to the North by Imo, Abia and Anambra States, to the East by Akwa Ibom State, and to the West by Bayelsa and Delta states.
Below are some of the top places of interest in the state

1. Port Harcourt Pleasure Park

Port Harcourt pleasure park is a public recreation park in the city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. It is located along Aba Road, between the Army Barracks (Bori Camp) and Air Force base junction on an expansive open land. Ever since the park was built it has turned out to be the most visited tourist destination in River state.

Port Harcourt Pleasure Park

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2. Finima Beach

Located in Bonny Island, Finima Beach is one of the most popular beaches in River state, the beach attracts visitors and fun seekers from within and outside the state. Apart from swimming, boating, Jet skiing, Windsurfing and Snorkeling, there are other activities that one can engage in the beach.

Top Places of Interest In Rivers State.

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3. Ikuru Atlantic beach

Located in Andoni LGA of Rivers State, Ikuru Atlantic beach is said to be the longest white Sand beach in Nigeria. Locked on the Atlantic seaboard of the Gulf of Guinea, the ikuru Atlantic beach also know as Andoni beach is a perfect destination in river state for adventure lovers and fun seekers. The beach is an ideal place for boating, Jet skiing, Windsurfing, Snorkeling and other water body activities.

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4. Port Harcourt Zoo

Port Harcourt Zoo is a state owned zoological park in Port Harcourt city of Rivers State. The zoo which was established in 1974 by military governor Alfred Diete-Spiff was officially opened to the public on 1 October 1975. Located within Trans Amadi, in Obio-Akpor, Rivers State, Port Harcourt Zoo is one of the major tourist attractions in the city and is considered one of Nigeria’s leading conservation centres.

5. Finima Nature Park

Finima Nature Park is host to diverse bonny species of flora and fauna which is of great delight to tourist and nature lovers. It also serves as a field laboratory for intending researchers with a viable platform for environmental education and awareness. Finima Nature Park is divided into the Eastern and Western end with size 700 hectares and 300 hectares respectively. The Resource and visitors centre is located at the entrance of the Eastern end of the Park.

Top Places of Interest In Rivers State.

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