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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
  • Santa and the Trail of Lights

    Dec 20, 2018

    Have a true winter wonderland holiday experience at Fontenelle Forest! Thursdays in the month of December, the Nature Center will be open until 7pm to allow for night hiking along a lit trail and

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  • Hike the Trail of Lights

    Dec 27, 2018

    Have a truly winter wonderland holiday experience at Fontenelle Forest! Thursdays in December, the Nature Center will be open until 7pm for night hiking along a lit trail and ADA-certified Boardwalk.

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