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Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

Address: 1111 North Bellevue Boulevard, Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone Number: 402 731 3140
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Bellevue
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Owner description: More than 1,000 acres of forested hardwoods and wildlife-filled wetlands include a nature center...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

One of my favorite places in the world, for so many reasons. 1. People think of Nebraska as flat and treeless--Fontenelle dispels both of those myths (at least for eastern NE). 2. You can walk for a mile on the boardwalk (good for those who aren't as mobile), or you can walk for miles off the boardwalk, on well-marked trails.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

The park may be nice - We didn't go for our planned walk there as we felt the $10 per person entry fee was too much. We were told it was higher just now to help pay for a Dinosaur exhibit, but we only wanted to take a walk not visit the center. They should charge desperately for the exhibit.... More 

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Omaha
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Great for the kids. If you go there, the walk down to the river is quite nice. It is very hilly though.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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263 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

You can start off in the small interpretive center. There are several miles of trails throughout the forest. The main trail is actually a one-mile boardwalk circular trail. There is a side trail off the boardwalk that goes right to the Missouri River.

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Once you enter the forest, you really do feel as if you have left all your cares behind. The integrated boardwalk allows you the safety and comfort of a sidewalk but you always feel as if you are immersed in the trees and sounds of the forest...plenty of benches around where you can sit and ruminate and a lovely view... More 

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ashland ne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

love the walk through the forest, when you go early you might catch a glimpse of a deer or 2 very nice in the fall as well

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Lincoln, Ne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012 via mobile

Once you enter the forest you are transported to a wonderful fairy land forest, so peaceful, quiet, serene, and scenery that will take your breath away. A must visit!

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

The Nature Center charges $7 a head to enter. Once inside, you walk around a few wooden walkways that take you around to several dinosaur statues. Family type of place. WAY too expensive for what it is. If you're an avid hiker, it would be worth getting the year pass and checking out the rest of lower Fontenelle. Many people... More 

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Offutt Afb
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This is my husband's "go to" place when he's had a rough day at work...actually it's his "go to" place when he's happy also. Just love the peacefulness.

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

I visited Fontenelle Forest Nature Center just last week. This was my first time in Nebraska, and I was amazed that it was sunny and not freezing cold during my visit. I decided I needed a long walk in the outdoors, and the manager at my hotel recommended to visit this place, as it is right in Bellevue where I... More 

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