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Fontenelle Forest

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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.

Health Protocol
  • Masks Required-Staff:
  • Masks Required-Guest:
  • No Contact Services:
  • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
  • Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced:
  • Social Distance Markings/Signage:
  • Social Distance Furniture Configurations:
  • Health Protocol Statement: Before visiting the Forest, please read our detailed list of reopening guidelines on our website so that you know what to expect when visiting.
  • Health Protocol Link: https://fontenelleforest.org/coronavirus/
  • Mobile Payments Accepted:
  • Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations:
  • CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures:
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Amenities
General
Hours and Price - General
  • Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Price: $11.00 adults; $10.00 seniors (ages 62+); $8.00 children (ages 2-17); Free for ages 2 and under; Free for members (sales tax included)
Personal Protection - Health Protocols
  • Masks Required-Staff:
  • Masks Required-Guest:
General - Health Protocols
  • No Contact Services:
  • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
  • Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced:
  • Social Distance Markings/Signage:
  • Social Distance Furniture Configurations:
  • Health Protocol Statement: Before visiting the Forest, please read our detailed list of reopening guidelines on our website so that you know what to expect when visiting.
  • Health Protocol Link: https://fontenelleforest.org/coronavirus/
  • Mobile Payments Accepted:
  • Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations:
  • CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures:
  • Open For Business:
Events
  • After Work Hike

    Apr 30, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
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  • High Tea and Talons

    May 9, 2021
    This year, give your mom a unique Mother's Day experience she won't forget! Spend Mother’s Day at Fontenelle Forest with the raptors! Enjoy a high tea with tea, coffee, and sweets. See raptors up
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  • After Work Hike

    May 14, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
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  • After Work Hike

    May 28, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
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  • After Work Hike

    Jun 11, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
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  • After Work Hike

    Jun 25, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
    more
  • After Work Hike

    Jul 9, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
    more
  • After Work Hike

    Jul 23, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
    more
  • After Work Hike

    Aug 6, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
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  • After Work Hike

    Aug 20, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
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  • After Work Hike

    Sep 3, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
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  • After Work Hike

    Oct 1, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
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  • After Work Hike

    Oct 15, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
    more
  • After Work Hike

    Oct 29, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
    more
  • After Work Hike

    Nov 12, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
    more
  • After Work Hike

    Nov 26, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
    more
  • After Work Hike

    Dec 10, 2021
    Need to de-stress after a long work week? Just looking to make some new hiking buddies? Join us for a relaxing, naturalist-guided After Work Hike – it’s like happy hour, but nature-style.
    more
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