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Henry Doorly Zoo

Address: 3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107
Phone Number: 402-733-8401
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Ranked #1 of 53 Attractions in Omaha
Type: Theaters, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This world-class zoo is famous for its involvement with breeding endangered species from around the...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Theaters, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This world-class zoo is famous for its involvement with breeding endangered species from around the world.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Kearney, Nebraska, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited Henry Doorly Zoo during the summer of 2014. We enjoyed every minute of it. Give yourself a good 4-5 hours to thoroughly enjoy every animal. The zebras looked sad because it appears as if they are a new addition to the Doorly family. Their pen was barren with no activities. I felt bad for them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This was my second time at this zoo and I absolutely love this place. Our favorite part is the jungle building the walking path and the fruit bats flying all around us was just awesome. Will defiantly visit this zoo again.

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I had heard that it was rated the best zoo and was expecting something like the San Diego zoo. I was disappointed by the gift shops but I understand that their gift is in the habitats and comforts that the provide the animal residents. The souvenir cup cracked before the end of the visit. I did still have a nice... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We have visited the omaha zoo many times. Every year we come we feel it gets better and better. We have a 3yr old feel they make it very kid friendly for all ages. They also make it very winter friendly as they have a huge variety of indoor exhibits that are nice and warm. They are in the process... More 

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have never seen a place like this! The combination of outdoor and indoor exhibits is great, there have been many new things added. Plan to take an entire day to see everything (and you still might have to rush through to do it). We took our kids there, walked around all day, rode the train, watched a 3D IMAX... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Wonderful walk and enjoying the sights. many improvements being made for 2016. excited to go back and see the Africa exhibit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited over Thanksgiving and it was great to see there is a major expansion of the African Grasslands that is going on now. Many of the big cats just look miserable and in too small of places. The zoo was not crowded the day we went and it was enjoyable to walk around and see everything. This Zoo will... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It's been a while since I have visited the zoo so I took a trip with my now grown kids ..winter at the zoo is great there's no crowds and you get to see everything. There are so many buildings that you don't need to worry about the cold it's just a short walk to each one. I visited the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This zoo has it all. I kept being told it was the best, better than the San Diego Zoo. Well, I can see where it can be, although the day I went it seems like they are doing some remolding. They have a desert dome that is super cool. What makes this a unique zoo is it has a unique... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I knew the zoo in Omaha was rated as one of the best in the U.S. But I just couldn't imagine how that could be. Well, It is one of the best zoos I've ever been to and I've been to some of the biggest city zoos. The Lied Jungle is like entering another world. The penguin exhibit is beautiful... More 

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