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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
  • 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:
Amenities
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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)
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

    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.
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  • Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-kon-Da

    Nov 6, 2021
    Fontenelle Forest's Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-Kon-Da features outdoor games and friendly competition. Bring the family for a fun and exciting afternoon of archery and hiking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da.
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  • 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
  • Family Adventure Days at Neale Woods

    Nov 20, 2021
    Bring your athletic spirit for Spring-styled games and a relay race with the family. Compete against one another to see who has the best skills to make it through the games. After the competition,
    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
  • Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-kon-Da

    Dec 4, 2021
    Fontenelle Forest's Family Adventure Days at Camp Wa-Kon-Da features outdoor games and friendly competition. Bring the family for a fun and exciting afternoon of archery and hiking at Camp Wa-Kon-Da.
    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
  • Family Adventure Days at Neale Woods

    Dec 18, 2021
    Bring your athletic spirit for Spring-styled games and a relay race with the family. Compete against one another to see who has the best skills to make it through the games. After the competition,
    more
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