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Fontenelle Forest/Neale Woods


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)
  • Edible Plants Hike

    May 27, 2017

    Curious about foraging for your own food? Whether for survival or just for fun, differentiating between edible and harmful plants is an important skill. Come learn examples of edible plants and how to

  • Yoga in the Forest

    May 28, 2017 Recurring weekly on Sunday

    Join us for an hour-long vinyasa style yoga class, surrounded by nature, designed to de-stress and relax. This class is accessible for all levels of yogis featuring the sounds of the forest as your

  • Sunrise Canoe on the Great Marsh

    Jun 3, 2017

    Join others in the wetlands bright and early as we explore the great marsh and its amazing array of wildlife! From beavers to owls and everything in between, this program is great for both beginners

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