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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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Beautiful interaction with nature

Excellent place to escape and unwind - located just on the edge of town. Wooded area with lots of... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2018
Kane V
My most favorite place in Omaha

Such a gem south of the city! Beautiful, miles and miles and miles of hiking trails and lots of... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2018
LeahBia1125
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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%
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“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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Reviewed March 22, 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

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!

Thank LeahBia1125
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Reviewed January 20, 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

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

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

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Reviewed December 22, 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.

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Reviewed December 11, 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 12, 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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Reviewed September 25, 2017

My husband and I visited this forest on an early Saturday morning. We enjoyed walking the boardwalk and the many trails. Our favorite trail ended at railroad tracks that were by the Missouri River. BEWARE: The tracks are active and the Nature Center makes sure...More

Thank patchmar93
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Fontenelle Forest is always a great place to get your vitamin N (Nature). Pair it with a blues band and local beer tasting and you have me and friends there.

1  Thank HomeSweetOmaha
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

They have elevated wood paths through the forest. If you don't see deer, look under the shaded path below your feet on hot days. They'll often be there and you'll pass by them if you're talking (which you should be quiet in the woods) and...More

Thank Randy K
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