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Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

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Address: 1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005-4008
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+1 402-731-3140
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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If you like outdoor activities, this is a must place to visit. Wonderful way to connect with nature. They also have indoor stuffs & activities to enjoy for young kids. Their mud... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
desiarul
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like outdoor activities, this is a must place to visit. Wonderful way to connect with nature. They also have indoor stuffs & activities to enjoy for young kids. Their mud pies program are very educational and popular.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This offers an excellent opportunity to be out in nature on the boardwalk and hike the trails. The muddies program is outstanding.

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Boise, Idaho
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I lived in Omaha, my wife and I went hiking regularly at Fontenelle Forest. I make it a point to visit when I come home for a trip. It's great for all people - if you want a challenging hike, solitude, or an easy stroll, it's all here. Any season is great - spring you get all the life... More 

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Thank jpkeel
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful place featuring various woodland trails, several of which can be pretty steep. A good place for a solo walk.

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Thank Nutty W
Bellevue, Nebraska
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73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Take the walk through Fontenelle Forest and be relaxed. Great for families and visitors to the area. Very educational for adults and children alike. At the end go through the aviary.

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Thank Don M
Bellevue, Nebraska
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Fontenelle is just beautiful! They have so much to see- whether u stay on the wood boardwalk or walk along their trails. So peaceful and lots of wildlife to see. Fun and educational activities and camps for kids!

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Thank jenarnold54
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43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Great place to take a nice walk and experience much wildlife of plants and animals. Very family friendly.

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Thank Lisa B
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fontenelle is a beautiful place and a must see if you live or are just visiting Bellevue, NE. It has many weekly activities for the family and a new center for Raptors. There is a pavilion, many hiking paths with a boardwalk that is handicap accessible, and a small gift shop with interesting items, Nebraska is in the middle of... More 

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Thank Patti S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We visited with our grandson while in Omaha last week. We all enjoyed seeing the birds of prey up close and learning about their plight that brought them there. There are nature trails and a boardwalk and we saw turkeys and deer. Also saw animal tracks in the snow which was fun for our grandson. Inside there is an interactive... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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