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Henry Doorly Zoo

3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107
402-733-8401
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Ranked #1 of 86 Attractions in Omaha
Type: Zoos, Aquariums, Theaters
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Traveler Description: Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo commemorates and preserves the history of Rosenblatt Stadium through "Infield at the Zoo" - an exhibit located on the... more »
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Henry Doorly Zoo is a great example of a classic zoo. Lots of beautiful animals and lots of opportunity to get close through windows and fenced areas. We particularly enjoyed the domed dessert exhibit, the big cats, and the primate exhibits. Take some time to talk with the docents, as they really know the animals they hang out with... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This zoo has it all. It meets all of your expectations and beyond! It has a variety of transportation modes too!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We hadn't been to this zoo for several years and were amazed at how many attractions had been added or upgraded in that time. We were there for almost 6 hours, including lunch, and still didn't see everything. The day started out to be cold and windy, so we appreciated the fact that many exhibits are indoors. Most of the... More

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Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We drove 400 miles from MN just to spend a couple days here. I'd heard so many good things about the zoo but it surpassed my expectations! I love that they give a discounted annual membership for active duty military, which allows you to bring a guest. The helpful ticket booth cashier told me about this and we saved bunches... More

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the zoo with our 16 year old and were concerned that it would be a long day with him.. We were pleasantly surprised with the exhibits we visited. Strongly recommend the Jungle Lied and the Desert Dome.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

While the the behind the scenes are better at San Diego Zoo I think the zoo itself is better in Omaha; in comparison, it is very well designed, with many nooks and crannies created for photo ops or place for kids to simply take small breaks. In many instances you get much closer to the animals, and some like bats... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Loved the geodesic dome desert. The two Bobcats put on a show for us, as did the jellyfish in the aquarium. Omaha is an amazing small city to visit. Very accommodating and interesting. This zoo is awesomeness plus.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had heard that the Omaha Zoo was "not to be missed", so we decided to go on a free day after my wife's conference presentation at UNO. The aquarium was nice, the primate enclosures interesting, and the "big cat" exhibit inspiring, although the poor animals have very little room to roam freely. We then decided to take a (long)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Not the best outdoor exhibits, indoor I was blown away! It's very well done, the aquarium, desert dome, and rainforest are excellent!

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Orange County, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I am a zoo-nerd. I love them! This was an unexpected surprise when traveling through Omaha. It was huge, but designed so well you are able to view everything in one day. The animals have plenty of space in the enclosures, which really mimic the natural habitats. It had an inviting feel about it - a giant park with some... More

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