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“Awesome zoo”
Review of Henry Doorly Zoo

Henry Doorly Zoo
Ranked #1 of 122 things to do in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This world-class zoo is famous for its involvement with breeding endangered species from around the world.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Shawnee, KS
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Awesome zoo”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Loved the Rainforest & Desert Dome. So cool! Aquarium is good, and gorillas & monkeys were entertaining. Was disappointed that the butterfly house closed @ 4 pm when the sign at the front said all buildings open till 6 pm.

Visited August 2012
Thank Sara R
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Rochelle, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
486 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Nice Zoo!”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

It was a hot day, so we went to the Henry Doorly Zoo. I had heard from a few co-workers that it was pretty good, and they were right.

The heat was tough on the animals - the cats were basically hanging out, just laying around. We saw two Siberian Tigers laying in the water as it flowed out of the waterfall, just trying to stay cool.

The bears and apes were different - they were up and about, fiddling around and at times, appeared to be mugging for the tourists.

The grounds of the facility are clean and well-kept.

Interesting side note: There is a members entrance gate, which is closer to the parking lot. There was a rep there saying "Members go this way, non-members, there is a 30 minute wait." We got to the line, and had around a 30 second wait.

Was someone fund raising? Who can tell?

Cool attractions: Overhead tram - $2 per person, $5 round trip. Its a ski lift, but it's nice and cool.
Train: Not sure of the cost, but it's a small gauge steam engine.
Tram ride: not sure of the cost. A tram drives around the park, with the driver providing narration.

Visited September 2012
Thank AvWriter
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Lincoln, Nebraska
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“#1 Zoo in the United States”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

The Henry Doorly Zoo is the best zoo I have ever been too. I have been to a lot of zoo's and this beats them by far. San Diego Zoo is suppose to be one of the best, but I don't think so after going to Henry Doorly Zoo. The admission price is Awesome compared to the rest of the zoo's as well. The zoo has several options to get around so you don't have to walk if you don't want to. You have opportunities to interact with the animals. The Zoo is very clean and well taken care of. I get a membership every year now so I can go several times. The aquarium is a must see. My favorite is feeding the fish on the bridge. They are always adding something new every year. They have the best gorilla complex I have ever seen. You can bring your lunch in and eat at one of the picnic tables they furnish or eat at one of the cafe's they have.

Visited July 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great for everyone”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Our family loves the zoo, we live in Omaha and go at least a dozen times a year. Even though the kids are older they still always find new things to see and do. Don't miss the butterfly exhibit and the skyfary.

Visited September 2012
Thank Smillw
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Lorain, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“loved it”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great zoo. Its very large and is def an all day event. I have never been to a zoo with animals that interacted like that. I would go again if I was ever in the area

Visited August 2012
Thank Tricia F
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