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Henry Doorly Zoo

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Henry Doorly Zoo in my opinion is the best Zoo in the US. There are so many unique exhibits... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Omaha, Nebraska
AMAZING facility, Accessible for everyone and Helpful!!!

The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha is one of my favorite places!! It is so beautiful there! The staff is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dubuque, Iowa
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This world-class zoo is famous for its involvement with breeding endangered species from around the world.
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3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2200
+1 402-733-8401
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Henry Doorly Zoo in my opinion is the best Zoo in the US. There are so many unique exhibits that you can’t see it all in a day. Even the railroad is unique, the large locomotive was built in Austria in the 1800’s. Go...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha is one of my favorite places!! It is so beautiful there! The staff is phenomenal. They all have smiles on their faces while they are working. They are very passionate about their jobs, about the animals and conservation in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The zoo is a great place to spend time but come prepared to walk... and there are definite hills to contend with. Even when the weather isn't so good, the zoo will accommodate. Plenty of indoor exhibits and the animals seem well cared for, for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KenJ1027
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can not go wrong going to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. They have many activities for kids and you can even camp at the Zoo.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In every town where we have lived, we have been season ticket holders at the Zoo. Henry Dorley is our hands-down favorite. The animals seem happy, well nurtured, and live in a clean environment. The park is a pleasant place to walk and stroll with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank annieo150
Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is wonderful! Super nice facility, grounds. Tons of animals, exhibits. One full day isn't enough time to get through it!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MaryinOmaha
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a relatively warm January day, and it was great. We omly stayed for about two hours (got there late in the afternoon) but it was a fun visit. The rain forest dome is amazing (just watch for bat poop!). :) Truly truly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time on a chilly day in February visiting the zoo. I’d heard great things so I had high expectations. It was about 20-30 degrees out and overcast, and it was a great day to go the zoo. It wasn’t too busy, even...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cecececececelia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to various Zoos around the world and Omaha's Zoo is simply wonderful. Attractions and habitats that I'm certain are the envy if zookeepers everywhere. Arrive early because you can easily spend the entire day and not get bored.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SkyMex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Zoo is almost unparalleled. Consistently ranked as one of the Best Zoos in the World. My favorites exhibits are the lemur walk and the Lied Jungle.

Date of experience: October 2018
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February 2, 2019|
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Response from Smiling_Varangian | Reviewed this property |
I would have no idea who the Zoo networks with. However, very near th Zoo is the Doubletree Dowtown Hotel. It is very nice, has an exceptional breakfast, and is right in the very hip, fun section of town called the Old... More
February 2, 2019|
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Response from gmorrison77 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other people who answered you. I think early to mid April would be a great time for a visit to the Omaha area. I also agree with the couple from New Jersey about the Lauritzen Gardens. They are now having a... More
January 28, 2019|
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Response from MrWhettams | Reviewed this property |
If you want to see the whole park, it doesn't matter which entrance you use because you still have to walk it. However in the colder months it seems like most of the 'inside' attractions are at the top.
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Tentative July intinerary (9 Replies)
These are two possible itineraries I have come up with. It includes the days we have available to work with but note this is the early planning stage so attractions and such have not been added in yet. It will be me, my wife, and our 4 1/2 year old daughter. We're driving from Iowa. What do you think so far? Any suggestions? Itinerary #1: Tue Leave home Stay overnight in NE or KS hotel (depending on route taken) Wed Stay overnight in Colorado Springs or Manitou Springs hotel ...More
April 19, 2011|
Response fromCasaAzul|
Ok...with a short trip of only 3 nights in Colorado, I would stay in 1 place. I would consider trip 1, with 3 nights in Estes Park area. You will be arriving later in the day, so really only 2 full days to see the park and the mountains. What is it you wanted to do in Colorado? Relax, hike, sightsee, visit cities? Colorado Springs is nice, but I would much rather be in the mountains. If you want to visit a fun town, then Boulder is much closer to Estes Park. Tue: Leave home. Stay overnight...More
West Fargo, North Dakota
Henry Doorly zoo- optimal length of stay? (12 Replies)
I am bringing a group of highschoolers to the zoo this summer. How long does it take to see the whole thing?
May 31, 2012|
Response fromkaminokr|
Our family goes at least once a year and we're usually there for 4-5 hours. Hope this helps!