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Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

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1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005-4008
+1 402-731-3140
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Wonderful hiking trails.

It was a perfect day to be out. There are plenty of trails. Good exercise with various options... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leslie J
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Lenexa, United States
via mobile
Fontanelle forest

Wonderful raptor center! the naturalist discussion was helpful and increased my knowledge of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ktpriefert
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More than 1,000 acres of forested hardwoods and wildlife-filled wetlands include a nature center with animal exhibits and children's programs.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“missouri river” (17 reviews)
“bird watching” (3 reviews)
“wild turkeys” (4 reviews)
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1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005-4008
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+1 402-731-3140
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"missouri river"
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"bird watching"
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"wild turkeys"
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"wooded area"
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"outdoor activities"
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"kids area"
in 2 reviews
"all ages"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
in 6 reviews
"off road"
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"nice walk"
in 4 reviews
"walking trails"
in 2 reviews
"main building"
in 2 reviews
"bellevue area"
in 3 reviews
"visitor's center"
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"mud pies"
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"challenging hike"
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"raptors"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was a perfect day to be out. There are plenty of trails. Good exercise with various options for walking trails. Well maintained and peaceful, I so enjoyed seeing the different plants and animals.

Thank Leslie J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful raptor center! the naturalist discussion was helpful and increased my knowledge of the raptors!

Thank ktpriefert
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the few places in the Omaha/Bellevue area that makes you forget your in a city. We go quite frequently during spring and fall months. Love all the vegetation and even some of the wildlife that thrive there.

Thank spangls
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Excellent place to escape and unwind - located just on the edge of town. Wooded area with lots of wildlife; terrific for bird watching. Onsite raptor rescue offers close view of hawks, owls, and more. Boardwalk allows for a leisurely stroll, while trails offer more...More

1  Thank Kane V
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Such a gem south of the city! Beautiful, miles and miles and miles of hiking trails and lots of nature. A must see!

1  Thank LeahBia1125
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

This nature center and natural area are a real gem for Bellevue. It is a great place for people of all ages to explore and learn about nature. The boardwalk is fun and provides some great views of the Missouri River as it winds through...More

1  Thank Laurie B
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Nice place for a small wedding. Great wooded area and lots of wildlife. Tons of deer and turkeys. Nice main building.

Thank davidwU4879VR
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Have visited on several occasions,staff is always very friendly and helpful. Walking paths, some handicap accessible. Very serene nature setting in the woods.

Thank robertak379
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

The centre has a good selection of short and long walks, I followed the board walks which give good views over the river to the centre of Omaha. There are various information boards dotted around and maps of the trails. I followed one down to...More

Thank daveashuk
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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

It’s a very good place to stroll, wheelchair friendly broad walk. Their Nature outdoor area are nice for kids all ages. They also have small kids friendly program during winter time & indoor play area on the basement. Breathtaking view during fall season.

Thank Desi A
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