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Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

#1 of 19 things to do in Bellevue Features Animals
1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005-4008
+1 402-731-3140
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A peaceful nature sanctuary

This is my go to place for rejuvenation. A time to turn off all the electronics and hike the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Becki B
Great nature exploration

Fontenelle Forest does a great job of maintaining a beautiful area for exploration of local nature... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sherry H
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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 good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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1111 Bellevue Blvd N, Bellevue, NE 68005-4008
+1 402-731-3140
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fontenelle Forest does a great job of maintaining a beautiful area for exploration of local nature. The boardwalk is a lovely alternative for those who could not easily do the trails, and great for strollers and parents with younger children. The nature center provides a...More

Thank Sherry H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I bought my daughter and her family a year pass to Fontenelle Forest. Best money I have ever spent. When I visit Bellevue, NE our adventures always include a couple trips here. They have so much for kids of all ages to see and do....More

Thank kokomo27
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I have walked in Fontenelle forest every year since the 1970's, and most years I have walked there at least 9 or 10 months of the year. And yet this is not a pristine or virgin stand of trees: it is largely manmade because most...More

2  Thank Dave-JPII-fan
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I love the fact that there is more than a mile of boardwalk that is ADA wheelchair certified for strollers or power chairs or wheelchairs. I also love all the clubs and activities that are free to members like photo club, weekly yoga and education...More

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Nice trails, nice maps, nice people. Nice, nice, nice. We are not big birders but this was our best outing. It's a beautiful place.

Thank BellaFetta
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

What a delightful resource so close to downtown. The visitor center itself is a beautiful facility with vaulted ceilings, a high quality gift shop, and friendly staff. Once you walk through the double doors into the forested canopy, you are in another world. Bird song...More

Thank AugustBDayTripster
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Fontenelle is the best place in the immediate area of Omaha to do bird-watching. From their flock of wild turkeys, introduced in the 1930's, to the migrating bird life, you will not be disappointed. The wooden paths are widen enough for families to enjoy with...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We love this place. Well maintained trails, helpful staff, the raptor exhibit is great. Hidden gem in the middle of civilization.

Thank 555jareds
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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.

Thank Desi A
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$9.50 per adult $8.50 per senior (62+) $7.50 per child (2-17) under 2 free