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Address: 1111 North Bellevue Boulevard, Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone Number: 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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Raptor Center is very good, very educational and state of the art. Please DONATE!

This was my first visit to Fontenelle Forest, although my husband had hiked & played in the forest as a kid 40+ years ago. The Raptor Center is fantastic, please donate! We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Annc55404
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to Fontenelle Forest, although my husband had hiked & played in the forest as a kid 40+ years ago. The Raptor Center is fantastic, please donate! We hiked all the way down to the Missouri River going off the boardwalk onto dirt trails The maps could be improved by including the distance. The signage within... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice boardwalk, lots and lots of trees and trails, nice kids exploration area. Liked it so much I bought my brother an annual membership. Wish we had visited when we lived in Bellevue many years ago.

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Thank Oceanmom98686
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to go for an afternoon of outdoor fun. The little kids can play in the outdoor theme play areas, you can walk along the boardwalk ( stroller friendly) or you can go off the beaten path on dirt trails.

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Thank Bestadidas_Traveller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The "hike" on the pre-made path was nice, but my version of a hike is a little more off road, but it was too muddy we didn't go down the little paths so I can't comment on those this time. But the wood path was DANGEROUS! Man it gets slick fast when those boards get wet. We enjoyed our visit... More 

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Thank Alison C
Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

After a couple of visits I purchased an annual membership. I love hiking alone with my camera but also enjoy bringing the grand kids along for the day. Lots to see and do.

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Thank Don T
Bellevue, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

My son loves this place because he loves nature. However, we often pay (somewhat high entry fees) and quickly ask ourselves if that's it?! Sometimes they have dinosaur statues in the woods which is our favorite time to go. I have thought about getting a family pass but I wonder if I'll use it more than once a year. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The Fontenelle Forest Nature Center is located in Bellevue on Bellevue Boulevard North. The center is a wonderful place for children. . .especially in warm months when staff provide special tours. There are usually exhibits for children to explore and the staff is most helpful. For an enjoyable experience, especially if you need exercise, take a hike in the forest... More 

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Thank simone949
Bellevue, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We are members, our 2nd year now. We come irregularly. If you want serene walking, do so in the day when the kids are in school. I've read the reviews and do agree there are opportunities for improvement. However, I am very pleased as a member to have member appreciation events such as Beer on the Boardwalk, and the Emergence... More 

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Thank MonteH H
Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great place to hike and enjoy nature year round. Lots of wild flowers in Spring and small mammals, deer, turkeys and song birds.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This was our second visit to this commercial forest along the Missouri River. The earlier visit was around Christmas so the leaves were gone from the deciduous trees. This time was in September so it was green with interesting wildflowers. The provided map could easily be improved by putting the mileage on the trails instead of having to look at... More 

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