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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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Highly recommend

They have elevated wood paths through the forest. If you don't see deer, look under the shaded... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Des Moines, Iowa
Walking, Shady & Kid Friendly

I've visited here a couple times since moving to the area. Although my kids are grown, it find... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 good23%
  • Average2%
  • 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

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 RandyKasal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank SeasPlaces
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 27 July 2017 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 18 July 2017

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
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Connie S
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$9.50 per adult $8.50 per senior (62+) $7.50 per child (2-17) under 2 free