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Address: 1111 North Bellevue Boulevard, Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone Number: 402 731 3140
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: More than 1,000 acres of forested hardwoods and wildlife-filled wetlands...
More than 1,000 acres of forested hardwoods and wildlife-filled wetlands include a nature center with animal exhibits and children's programs.
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I do recommend all nature lovers to take hikes through this forest it is just beautiful to see. In the spring and summer wear shorts and bring water because all that heat gets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I do recommend all nature lovers to take hikes through this forest it is just beautiful to see. In the spring and summer wear shorts and bring water because all that heat gets trapped in the lower area. There are so many different things to see in the Nature Center and the forest. You can see plants that you wouldn't... More 

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Cherokee, Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A nature center with a large wildlife area. One of the things that most impressed me were the hiking trails. They even have one that is almost 2 miles long that is all board walk and elevated from the forest floor with some great views of the river. Great for wheelchairs. Some wheelchair occupants may need some help on some... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Fontenelle Forest is a great place to go and enjoy a relaxing walk either in their Boardwalk or on one of their trails. They have a fun kids area off the boardwalk with a tree house, xylophone, and areas for kids to explore nature. The forest puts on fun activities for kids like mud pies, and when the dinosaurs come... More 

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Omaha
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fontenelle Forest is a great place to go just to take a walk. The Grand Children enjoy the play area and walking along looking for animals and bugs. They have a raptor exhibit. You can also walk down to the banks of the Missouri, but you have to cross some tracks and I don't recommend letting small children get too... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fontenelle Forest has something for everyone. For the more adventurous, there are established hiking trails through the forest that go as far as down to the Missouri River. If you prefer something a little tamer, you can take a walk on the boardwalk that extends as far as 1-mile (round trip) and offers terrific views of the forest, the Missouri... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was a members only children's event that you had to register for set from 3-5 pm. Unfortunately it was too bitter cold for a nature hike, but we walked around the indoor center and looked at the exhibits. The staff were wonderful. One lady dressed as Mother Nature. The boys ages 5, 9, & 14 had fun stomping on... More 

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omaha, ne
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL-SERENE PLACE!!! Great place to hike and be in the beautiful nature of fontanelle forest. We had 4 adults to kids and walked for 3 hours down to the water--The scenery is break taking and i believe we got the leaves at their peak-well guided map-took us exactly where we needed to be--it is a must for people... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We have been visiting Fontenelle for years, every year most of the schools in the area take the children here at least once during school year. Such a beautiful , tranquil place. When family comes to town we usually visit here with them, and they get to see a bit of the forest in our surrounding area. The staff is... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

An excellent trip back to the past with ancient Indian sites and even the home of a hermit. Beautifully maintained with boardwalks and nature trails.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I just visited Fontenell Forrest for the first time with my company. It has a beautiful center that is clean and current when you enter. The forrest has hiking trails or you can stay on a bridge. It was very nice to adventure into nature and would be fun for a family afternoon.

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