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Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great for Hikes

The Nature Center is a fun place for young children to play and learn about nature. The trails... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Bellevue, Nebraska
Very nice

Lots of hiking trails a small playground and another one in the bottom level of building. 5yo had... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Leslie B
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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.
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1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005-4008
+1 402-731-3140
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

The Nature Center is a fun place for young children to play and learn about nature. The trails offer many hiking experiences in the forest. A wonderful loop boardwalk is great for strollers, wheelchairs or people who can't manage the dirt trails.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Terp66
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Lots of hiking trails a small playground and another one in the bottom level of building. 5yo had fun!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leslie B
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Visitors will be astonished at the vastness of this WOODED and shady acreage that is home to native trees, other forest vegetation and animal life (so different from Nebraska's quintessential cornfields & grasslands). Educational displays both inside and outdoors are accurate and fun for all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank gneissgirl2017
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Had a great time exploring! The kids area was fantastic! The map and trail markings were very well done and extremely helpful. The displays in the building were really nice. The raptor center was interesting as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BuckeyeBette
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I visited this place for the first time in several years and was shocked by the amount of wonderful renovations they have been through. The upstairs and their interactive exhibit with the touchscreen was impressive. The downstairs is well designed for small children to explore...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NomadicCalifornian
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Local family recommended the forest for while we were visiting Omaha. Arrived at opening time to beat the heat. We had a lovely walk through the main forest on the boardwalk. The information plaques were interesting and helpful. We then checked out the raptor area....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marybX6854LB
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Hard to find the forest when all I see are trees! Great to have this in the Omaha metro since this area is better known for open spaces, not a forest. Spend some time at the interpretive center before hitting a trail. Marshy area is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank McFerrid
Reviewed July 18, 2018

During our family vacation in Omaha, my mom and I decided to try out the Sunday morning yoga class offered at Fontenelle Forest. It was a nice, easy yoga class, and there was the added bonus of being surrounded by nature! We thought the nature...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MissB44
Reviewed June 18, 2018 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 927lesliej
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ktpriefert
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$9.50 per adult $8.50 per senior (62+) $7.50 per child (2-17) under 2 free