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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)
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  • Yin Yoga

    Oct 19, 2019

    This hour-long Yin yoga class will de-stress and relax you. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga, with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time. This class is accessible for all

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  • Yoga in the Forest

    Oct 20, 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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  • Yoga in the Forest

    Oct 23, 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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  • Autumn Constellation Viewing at Neale Woods

    Oct 25, 2019

    Join us at Neale Woods for autumn constellation viewing. We will look for fall constellations such as Andromeda, Aquarius, Capricornus, Pegasus and Pisces. Bring water, insect repellent, and

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  • Night Hike at Fontenelle Forest

    Nov 9, 2019

    Throw on your hiking shoes for a 3-5 mile night hike at Fontenelle Forest. Watch for animal activity as sunlight disappears, and discuss the nocturnal life of the forest. Please wear appropriate

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  • Night Hike at Fontenelle Forest

    Dec 14, 2019

    Throw on your hiking shoes for a 3-5 mile night hike at Fontenelle Forest. Watch for animal activity as sunlight disappears, and discuss the nocturnal life of the forest. Please wear appropriate

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