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Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

1111 North Bellevue Boulevard


Just minutes from downtown Omaha, your nature adventure awaits!

  • 19 miles of dirt trails
  • 1,400 acres of conserved forest, prairie and marshland
  • One-mile Riverview Boardwalk, wheelchair/stroller accessible
  • Regular programs for all ages
  • Habitat Hollow indoor play area
  • Acorn Acres outdoor forest play area
  • Sense of Place Gallery featuring the natural and cultural history of FF
  • Picnic area on the plaza
  • Motorized wheelchairs available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Snow shoe rental during winter months


Sarah Landis

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Beautiful forest! Our family loved hiking here. The trails were very well marked and easy to follow using the provided maps. We saw lots of wildlife on our hike including turkey and deer. The forest is so big that we were often alone on the trail which was nice for our big group. The nature center and play areas were great for the kids. Don't forget to stop at the Raptor Recovery Center while you're there.

Matt Heck

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
We had free passes otherwise the entry fee would seem a bit pricey. However, there is a great kid of trails. You can do an easy boardwalk trail that is about a mile with some basic hiking trails around it as well. Or you can do something a bit more intermediate and go further into the forest towards the river. There is some up and down so it's a decent workout. Trails seemed well maintained. A good little getaway from the city for a day.

Brendon Landis

Monday, July 23, 2018
At first the price kinda put me off. After going it was definitely worth the price tho. Trails we're well maintained and marked. They have trails for anybody. Boardwalk was a nice easy stroll. Nice interactive play area for the kids. We didn't get to walk all the trails, but the ones we did were beautiful. Lots of song birds. We also seen a deer and a turkey with her babies on the trail.

Kyann LeViner

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Had a fantastic time helping out at Fontenelle. The people here are amazing. The trails are well kept as well. You can visit the raptor birds as well and learn more about these birds of prey. This is a great way to spend the day with family. Well worth the visit.

Renee Cook

Friday, June 8, 2018
We love it here! I have 4 kids under 6 and it's very kid friendly. Fun outside play area. Some of the trails have boardwalks for handicap access or strollers and there are lots of animals to see. Plus indoors they have a kids activity every morning. The membership for the whole year is around $70 very affordable family fun.

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