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Address: 1111 North Bellevue Boulevard, Bellevue, NE 68005
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+1 402-731-3140
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More than 1,000 acres of forested hardwoods and wildlife-filled wetlands...

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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Relaxing and Educational

Take the walk through Fontenelle Forest and be relaxed. Great for families and visitors to the area. Very educational for adults and children alike. At the end go through the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Don M
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the walk through Fontenelle Forest and be relaxed. Great for families and visitors to the area. Very educational for adults and children alike. At the end go through the aviary.

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Thank Don M
Bellevue, Nebraska
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fontenelle is just beautiful! They have so much to see- whether u stay on the wood boardwalk or walk along their trails. So peaceful and lots of wildlife to see. Fun and educational activities and camps for kids!

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Thank jenarnold54
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to take a nice walk and experience much wildlife of plants and animals. Very family friendly.

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Thank Lisa B
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Fontenelle is a beautiful place and a must see if you live or are just visiting Bellevue, NE. It has many weekly activities for the family and a new center for Raptors. There is a pavilion, many hiking paths with a boardwalk that is handicap accessible, and a small gift shop with interesting items, Nebraska is in the middle of... More 

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Thank Patti S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

We visited with our grandson while in Omaha last week. We all enjoyed seeing the birds of prey up close and learning about their plight that brought them there. There are nature trails and a boardwalk and we saw turkeys and deer. Also saw animal tracks in the snow which was fun for our grandson. Inside there is an interactive... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Not worth it for out of town visitors unless you have lots cash to throw away. This is a yuppie forest. I guess around here you can only get into nature if you're wealthy. The kids did the mile boardwalk hike and then their little legs were done.

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Thank Suzanne G
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66 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This Preserve has been architected very well. The Raptor exhibit has cage enclosures mounted above the forest floor and is one of the best bird rehabilitation centers I have ever seen. You are literally looking at the birds up in the tree tops. There are also 16 miles of boardwalk and dirt trails in 1,400 acres of woodland area. This... More 

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Thank Gene C
Bellevue, Nebraska
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

this is free. It winds along a path that is filled with flowers and trees native to the area. Along the way you'll see deer and animals that are indigenous to the area as well. Fall later would be an excellent time probably October as it should be in full color , although you will miss some of the summer... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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254 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We reserved on line for a place with a guided tour of the wetlands near the Missouri river, arriving to a cheerful guide who handed out life vests and our choice of canoe paddles on a bright sunny Saturday morning. Half a mile down a boardwalk through a soggy landscape filled with riparian life, and chirping with songbirds, we came... More 

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Thank Barbshawtravels
Bellevue, Nebraska, United States
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This Nature Center is fun for everyone. Took our Grand son and he loved walking the trails and learning about nature along the way. There are trails to meet individual abilities. The center offers much inside...Lots of learning and exhibits. During the year there are many special activities like the Halloween lighted walk and festivities. Would recommend this as a... More 

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