Fontenelle Forest

1111 Bellevue Blvd N.
Bellevue, NE 68005
Fontenelle Forest, a privately owned non-profit and one of Nebraska's five National Natural Landmarks, features over 2,100 acres of lush forest and 24 miles of trails. It features a one-mile, ADA-accessible boardwalk offering wildlife observation and scenic views of the Missouri River.

Includes premier birding sites, rare wildflowers and unlimited opportunities for outdoor adventure. The area holds remnants of ancient Native American tribes, the Mormon Trail and Lewis and Clark's journey. Below towering oak trees lies Acorn Acres, an outdoor playscape for children.

The Katherine and Fred Buffett Forest Learning Center features two exploration galleries, a gift shop and programs for all ages.

The Raptor Woodland Refuge features a canopy-level exhibit thirty feet above the forest floor, designed according to the natural habitat of the rescued birds housed within the mews. 

Extended Summer Hours (May 31-Sept. 6): M-F 8 AM-7 PM; S-S 8 AM-5 PM

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day.
Facility Amenities
  • Gift Shop
  • Picnic Areas
  • Restrooms
  • Nature Trails
Group Amenities
  • Group Friendly
Parking Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking Lot on Site
General Amenities
  • Family Friendly
  • ADA Compliant
  • Adult: $11.00
  • Senior (62+): $10.00
  • Child (2-17): $8.00
  • Children (2 and under) : $0.00
  • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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