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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Henry Doorly Zoo is the best zoo in the country. Don't let San Diego tell you otherwise. The indoor exhibits are awesome. Especially the desert doom and aquarium.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I love and feel fortunate that the HDZ is within 5 minutes from home. With the annual membership pass - while pricey - allows us to come more often for a couple of hours and not have to stay all day to push through and see everything all at once. Clean, beautiful, and lots of variety - as well as... More

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Abilene
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I liked the zoo and all, but it was just an normal zoo. I mean it had animals just like any zoo. My favorite part though was the aquarium. It was big and all, but it was just a zoo.

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Belton, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Loved the zoo, but was disappointed that they did not have enough electric carts to accommodate those of us that needed one...wheel chairs are not ideal for the hills in some of the areas.

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Dulles, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The indoor exhibits at the Henry Doorly Zoo are OUTSTANDING. Outdoor exhibits are good, but not a lot different that what might be seen at any other zoo around the country. This zoo is ABSOLUTELY worth the visit.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I grew up in Omaha, and remember the original zoo at Riverview Park. Very small, tiny cages with old animals behind thick bars. But in the 1960's. the widow of Henry Doorly gave the city a large sum of money to improve the zoo. And improve they have! From the large displays for the animals and birds, the Lied Jungle,... More

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Kansas City, MO
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Way better than the KC zoo we are used to. Has a great aquarium. Only let down was the sea lion performance, it was just telling us how much they weigh and what they eat.

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Branson, Missouri
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91 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I suppose if the hype about being number one didn't get my expectations up I would have also rated it 5 stars. I've noticed on TripAdvisor you don't always have to be the best to be number 1, you just have to offer a consistently good experience and avoid lower ratings. In that case the zoo was very nice. My... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Loved this zoo! First time going and was amazed. Was cool because we pretty much were the only people there towards the evening. Was like having our own personal tour without distractions. Can't wait to come back and see the new additions they will have in the upcoming months. Do wish that some areas would be cleaned up a bit... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Great time with the family! We got there a little late but manage to get around through most exhibits! We got the bracelets in my opinion it was a waste of money! The "movie" wasn't really that great! I think we would of been just fine purchasing the general entrance! But we had a good time!!

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