Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation. This federally designated 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity is a National Natural Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.Put Fontenelle Forest Nature Center on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bellevue trip itinerary builder site.
Fontenelle Forest owns and manages two nature centers: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha. The properties encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River in the geographically significant Loess Hills.
The mission of Fontenelle Forest is to provide a place where people can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature. We want to inspire current and future generations to care for the natural world.
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center reviews
Utilized the snowshoes available to enjoy a slightly different experience in this beautiful location. Seeing the birds of prey was a great treat! more »
My wife and I regularly look for nature walks in the cities we visit. This place was a pleasant surprise for us, reasonably priced, with many good trails in the woods. Also includes a aviary exhibit..... more »
Did the Tree Adventure; it was fun and challenging but there's a few areas of improvement. Maybe some lockers would be nice so people could store their stuff and some better water options. Other than that, it was a great time and I recommend it for all. Just steer clear of the hardest courses unless you are in decent shape, it's no joke.
What an amazing place with a great history! Fontenelle is a must go to place for those who love nature. They have an ADA boardwalk as well as many other trails ranging in difficulty. They frequently host educational events and are completely non profit even though they are privately owned. The rangers do an excellent job taking care of the forest and training the volunteers that help.
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