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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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Nice place for a small wedding

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful outdoor setting

Have visited on several occasions,staff is always very friendly and helpful. Walking paths, some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Papillion, United States
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005-4008
+1 402-731-3140
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank davidwU4879VR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited on several occasions,staff is always very friendly and helpful. Walking paths, some handicap accessible. Very serene nature setting in the woods.

Thank robertak379
Reviewed 11 December 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
Reviewed 12 October 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
Reviewed 25 September 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
Reviewed 24 September 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
Reviewed 6 September 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
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I've visited here a couple times since moving to the area. Although my kids are grown, it find many families , couples and retirees enjoying Fontenelle. My first visit was on my own with some slight adventuring for photos. Second visit, involved more "off-road" hiking...More

Thank mynefriend
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We have been there on another trip, many years ago. However, now, the fee is $10 per adult. That's quite high if you have six of seven adults and you only want to spend an hour or so there. Unless we would taken more time,...More

1  Thank SeasPlaces
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is my go to place for rejuvenation. A time to turn off all the electronics and hike the nature trails. You're sure to run across wild turkeys or deer along the way. Or Meander through the Wetlands to see turtles and frogs. Find yourself...More

Thank Becki B
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Connie S
6 September 2016|
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Response from Carolyn M | Reviewed this property |
$9.50 per adult $8.50 per senior (62+) $7.50 per child (2-17) under 2 free