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Address: 3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107
Phone Number: 402-733-8401
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This world-class zoo is famous for its involvement with breeding...
This world-class zoo is famous for its involvement with breeding endangered species from around the world.
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Amazing zoo! The best part was the Desert Dome. Don't forget to visit the basement of the dome and see the night animals and swamp! The giraffe exhibit was disappointing, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Amazing zoo! The best part was the Desert Dome. Don't forget to visit the basement of the dome and see the night animals and swamp! The giraffe exhibit was disappointing, but they are building a new one and it looks awesome so far!

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Columbia, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I went to the zoo on May 19, 2015. After hearing such great reviews, I thought I'd give it a try. I'm partial to the St. Louis Zoo because I've been going there since I was a child. The Henry Doorly Zoo was okay, but not as good as the reviews I had read. There was a lot of construction... More 

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Eureka, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We live in St. Louis, Mo. and we have an excellent zoo, the Henry Doorly zoo is its equal if not better. The one advantage the St. Louis zoo has is its free admission but at least the Henry Doorly zoo does have reciprocal arrangements for zoo members from other zoos which helps defray the admission cost. That being said,... More 

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Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Omaha Henry Dooley Zzo is by far the best zoo!!! I love the Gorilla complex, as well as the Aquarium amd Lied Jungle!!! Staff do an amazing job working with the animals!!

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Omaha
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

if visiting omaha, you must go to the zoo. the desert dome is great. b sure to go downstairs also where creatures of the dark live...alligators & bats. the forest is so cool. swinging monkeys & hippos in the water. bring camera. b sure & visit the wonderful gift shop!

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eastman, wi
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99 reviews 99 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Loved the zoo! The animals were amazing, the design and walking around of the zoo was wonderful. Went with friends and family, it was great!! Would highly recommend!!

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St.paul
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Who would have thought this zoo experience would be in Omaha. We were there 1st thing in the morning and as we were leaving around 1 the people were really starting to roll in. We will definitely go again when we are back in Omaha. They are adding new exhibits so they will great to see

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

You could spend more than a day at the top zoo in the country! Doesn't matter if weather is not great because there are many inside displays to see. Well worth the trip from anywhere. Something for all ages. Just wish the admission fees were not so high especially for a family.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Omaha is so lucky to have such an amazing zoo. Various awesome exhibits and always making them better and adding new ones. It's often listed as/considered one of the top zoos in the U.S. AND the world! If you find yourself anywhere near Omaha, come find out why!!! Skyfari is a blast...Lied jungle, Scott aquarium and butterfly pavilion are some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Can't ask for a better place to spend a day with family! Best zoo in the country! Something for everyone!

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