We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Henry Doorly Zoo

Features Animals
Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
One of the best!

I have been to a couple of Zoos, but Henry Doorly is truly something special. A good place to visit... read more

Reviewed today
StephanieMRS
,
Omaha, Nebraska
Excellent Zoo

We spent the day during our College World series trip and walked around the zoo, rode the train and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bikinchris1
,
Broussard, Louisiana
Read all 5,298 reviews
2,517
All photos (2,517)
Full view
{2006_tc_awards_title_ffffe599|s}
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“desert dome”(783 reviews)
“lied jungle”(298 reviews)
“indoor exhibits”(189 reviews)
About
This world-class zoo is famous for its involvement with breeding endangered species from around the world.
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Contact
3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2200
Website
+1 402-733-8401
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Omaha
from US$60.00
More Info
from US$45.00
More Info
Reviews (5,298)
Filter reviews
5,255 results
Traveller rating
4,297
714
178
39
27
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
4,297
714
178
39
27
Show reviews that mention
All reviews desert dome lied jungle indoor exhibits imax theater butterfly house big cats stingray beach cat complex sky tram san diego world class train ride under construction my favorite splash pad great exhibits something for everyone
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 5,255 reviews
Reviewed today

I have been to a couple of Zoos, but Henry Doorly is truly something special. A good place to visit at all times of year (since they have indoor exhibits too), their IMAX is great and has plently of educational options for those interested in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank StephanieMRS
Reviewed yesterday

We spent the day during our College World series trip and walked around the zoo, rode the train and enjoyed the bird show and the attractive exhibits. The Zoo has a very good reputation and they lived up to it. It was slightly smaller than...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bikinchris1
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family has been to this zoo many times throughout the years. It just keeps getting better and better! There is a new children’s area with a huge climbing toy that both young and old enjoyed! The animals look like there are well kept and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kapmom44
Reviewed 2 days ago

My first time to this zoo this year and it was absolutely beautiful! I would definitely recommend if you ever visit the Omaha area you must stop by the zoo.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kimberlysO9971JM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Henry Dooley Zoo is the top in the world because it has the most species of any other zoo! Every year it grows & improves. Always a must see for out-of-town company. Pro-tip: if you are unfamiliar with the food options at the African Lodge...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hoops0926
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best zoo in the USA. So many animals and new exhibits every year. Check out the bat cave it rocks. The new giraffe encloser is great. So many great animal to see. 5 stars in my book. Very inexpensive for a full days fun.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank T7906CXjasonm
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Granted, I haven’t been to any other zoo, but this one is amazing! So much to see! The rainforest, desert dome, and kingdom of the night exhibits are must-sees. You could easily spend a full day here. It is crowded and parking is kind of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CharlieDelta3
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve been going to this zoo for 36 years and it only gets better! Many of the new exhibits are large and allow the animals to wander similar to their natural habitats. We recently had an overnight and slept in the aquarium and it was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kimberly K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the zoo on a snowy December day, so not a lot of people were there. It was so awesome, because there were lots of zoo keepers to answer our many questions! One zoo employee joined us for an hour or more, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosanna P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo, great exhibits and had a great time! Centrally located right off the interstate so easy to visit. We go to this zoo at least 10 times a year! Love taking family and friends to the zoo with us. We have family that come...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharlene H
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 86 nearby hotels
Comfort Inn at the Zoo
4 reviews
.96 km away
Hampton Inn Council Bluffs
502 reviews
2.36 km away
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Council Bluffs-I-29
250 reviews
2.40 km away
Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs
281 reviews
2.51 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,532 nearby restaurants
Louie M's Burger Lust
112 reviews
1.43 km away
Smoking Jay's
58 reviews
1.30 km away
Jimmy John's
27 reviews
.96 km away
Los Portales
21 reviews
1.21 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 327 nearby attractions
Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center
989 reviews
1.46 km away
The Durham Museum
1,042 reviews
3.01 km away
Harrah's Casino
453 reviews
3.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
chasmag14
25 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from O736AQpauls | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Animals are sent to other zoos from time to time When I was there, all the polar bears were in KC
0
Votes
MargaretC1507
31 August 2018|
Answer
Response from GailA221 | Reviewed this property |
The lady in front of us asked before paying if they had any available. So maybe you can do that also or call in advance.
0
Votes
Pam W
18 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from luvgoofy4064 | Reviewed this property |
This is what we saw on their website when we wondered the same thing. And many people did have backpacks and coolers with snacks/lunch. The Zoo allows outside food and beverages on grounds. These items can be brought with... More
2
Votes