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Address: 11809 Old Maple Rd, Omaha, NE 68164-2639
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Such a hidden gem in the city

I've driven by here for years and years and finally stopped...and am so glad I did! There is a little gravel parking lot next to the visitor's center, which was closed when we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
IAmElaineBenes
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've driven by here for years and years and finally stopped...and am so glad I did! There is a little gravel parking lot next to the visitor's center, which was closed when we went. The trails are open every day from dawn til dusk. To the right is a little area with different plants and grasses. Right in front is... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The visitor center isn't always open - I believe it is staffed with volunteers and that can be challenging. But the board walk, nature trails and photography blind are very nice. Almost hate to tell too many people about this secret treasure!

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Omaha, NE
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I had driven by this place for years before I finally stopped for a hike. It's a nice little wetland in the city. Go sit in a bird blind for a while and see what lands.

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1 Thank jeremy_jeremy
Nebraska
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

If you are into taking pictures of birds and of different wildlife this is a nice place to go for that. I have been there several times just to see different wildlife.

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San Diego, California
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764 reviews
333 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

great place to drop the stress and re-commune with nature. I like to take the dogs for a walk here while my husband unwinds.

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1 Thank CaribbeanFan79
Omaha, Nebraska
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319 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

My grandchildren and I have visited Heron Haven a couple of times in the last few months. It is a great way to introduce very urban kids to the wonders of nature "in their own backyard." The grandchildren range in age from nine down to two years old, and each had their own way of enjoying the experience. In the... More 

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1 Thank Tim D
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Heron Haven is one of our favorite places to go any season of the year. There is a butterfly garden at the outset, a picnic table close at hand and easy walking trails that lead to a boardwalk overlooking a pond if you take one fork, to a photo blind if you take the other. There are always ducks to... More 

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1 Thank 24st35
Omaha, Nebraska
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114 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

What a neat place to take youngsters to experience a little pond life and birds inside the city...most people don't know this place exists, but there is interesting things to do for young and old alike...even had free fly-fishing lessons!

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1 Thank genefk
Omaha, Nebraska
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205 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Heron Haven is a wildlife preserve that has been surrounded by urban sprawl. A small place, but nice trails and decent wildlife spottings for such an urban location. Great bird watching.

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1 Thank lheadley
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Great for viewing wildlife. I have seen several types of ducks and geese out of the blinds. Great walking trail around the marsh.

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