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Address: 1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005-4008
Phone Number: +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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Lovely Natural setting

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 22, 2016
Gene C
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Broomfield, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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65 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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239 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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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7 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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Thank Linda S
Omaha, Nebraska
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Fontenelle is an absolutely beautiful place to spend a day. There are more trails (aside from the boardwalk) than you could trek in a week & they're all pretty well maintained. The trails that are deeper in the forest are where the real fun is (a couple go all the way down to the Missouri River), just be sure to... More 

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Thank mquinnp
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We have a membership and go several times a year. The play area for kids is great inside and outside... The boardwalk is great for younger kids. We do enjoy short walks on the trails. Might want to bring bugs pray, depending on the time of the year.

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Thank Farrah P
Cambridgeshire, UK
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Our entire family enjoyed walking the trails, seeing the animal exhibits and taking in the history of Nebraska.

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Thank rlbb1973
Duluth, Georgia
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95 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

First, there’s the forest itself, a magnificent oasis in the middle of suburbia. It made us want to pick up and move in down the street. Then, there’s the new Raptor Woodland Refuge, which was one of the highlights of our entire vacation. With the refuge, Fontenelle Forest has hit the perfect balance of respectful wildlife conservation and exciting animal... More 

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Thank mikeofduluth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Fresh air lots of plant producing green oxygen Nothing in the world like it/ until people breeze by absolutely soaked in toxic scents. Is nothing sacred? Can I have one place to go where my air is not poison. Please everyone consider others.

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