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Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Bellevue

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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.

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.
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  • Fontenelle Forest is amazing for people that want to get outdoors but don't want to go on a road trip to do so. In the middle of the city is multiple locations to go walk the boardwalk, the trails or....  more
    Fontenelle Forest is amazing for people that want to get outdoors but don't want to go on a road trip to do so. In the middle of the city is multiple locations to go walk the boardwalk, the trails or....  more »
  • Love this place! Scenic and apparently isolated, until you glimpse the taller buildings of downtown Omaha through the trees to the north. Nice boardwalk walking trails that wind through the forest... 
    Love this place! Scenic and apparently isolated, until you glimpse the taller buildings of downtown Omaha through the trees to the north. Nice boardwalk walking trails that wind through the forest...  more »
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  • Absolutely incredible! Miles and miles of well maintained trails as well as a raptor sanctuary. Activities for kids and adults alike including a rope/climbing/Zipline course. We were able to enjoy it in perfect Summer weather during our recent trip to the Omaha area. Active Duty military receives free entry during Summer. Will definitely be back!
  • Such a peaceful place for a walk and experiencing nature at its finest tons of wildlife from birds to squirrels and deer it is very clean and well maintained perfect for the entire family or a solo trip ..to just get away from city life for awhile. Plenty of paths and trails and great views of the river

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