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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.

Hours and Price - General
  • Hours: 8am-5pm
  • Price: $9.50 adults; $8.50 seniors (ages 62+); $7.50 children (ages 2-17)
  • Hiking for Seniors

    Jan 29, 2020 Recurring monthly on the last Wednesday

    For seniors, walking offers numerous health benefits. One of the more enjoyable ways to walk is to hike in the forest. Join Fontenelle Forest on the last Wednesday of each month for a senior hike.