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Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods

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Imagine a haven of the natural world just minutes from downtown Omaha. A place where the quiet wild of nature envelops you as you walk a mile long boardwalk, gazing upon the Missouri River, and by chance glimpsing a wild turkey or deer as it dashes across your path. Perhaps a hike along a dirt trail, taking you deeper into the forest, is more your style. Or gazing across a prairie as it was seen as it was hundreds of years ago when the first people entered the region. All of this is right in our backyard at Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods, the region’s premier nature centers that encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie, and wetlands along the Missouri River. Each year, over 80,000 people come to explore and to learn about nature from guided hikes, live animal demonstrations, natural science exhibits, lectures, classes, camps, and even snow shoe rentals. With year-round programming, there’s always a reason to drop in.

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  • Hours: 8am-5pm
  • Price: $9.50 adults; $8.50 seniors (ages 62+); $7.50 children (ages 2-17)
Events
  • Sunday Yoga in the Forest

    Sep 22, 2019 Recurring weekly on Sunday

    Head to the Forest for an hour-long vinyasa style yoga class, surrounded by nature, designed to de-stress and relax you. In winter, yoga is practiced indoors by the fire. This class is accessible for

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  • Yoga in the Forest

    Sep 22, 2019 Recurring weekly on Sunday

    Enjoy an hour-long vinyasa style yoga class surrounded by nature, designed to de-stress and relax you. This class is accessible for all levels of yogis, from beginner to experienced, and will feature

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  • Autumn Equinox Yoga and Candle Gazing Meditation

    Sep 23, 2019

    Come celebrate the Autumn Equinox at the Forest! Join us for an hour-long vinyasa style yoga class, surrounded by the forest. The class will include candle gazing meditation and singing bowls,

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  • Yoga in the Forest

    Sep 25, 2019 Recurring weekly on Wednesday

    Join us for an hour-long vinyasa style yoga class, surrounded by nature, designed to de-stress and relax you. In winter, we practice yoga indoors by the fire.
    This class is accessible for all levels of

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  • Dirt Time: An Animal Tracking Family Adventure

    Sep 28, 2019

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to interpret clues left behind by animals in the forest? This is your chance!

    Join us on the trails as we learn about animal tracks and scat. All participants will

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