Fontenelle Forest

1111 Bellevue Blvd N.
Bellevue, NE 68005
Fontenelle Forest, a privately owned non-profit and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation, features 17 miles of trails and over 1,500 acres of forest, prairie, wetlands.

A one-mile, ADA-accessible boardwalk offers wildlife observation and scenic views of the Missouri River.

The Forest contains premier birding sites, rare wildflowers and unlimited opportunities for outdoor adventure.

The Forest is a Natural National Landmark and is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

The Nature Center has a gallery featuring exhibits about nature and history, a nature-based children's play area and a gift shop. 

A Raptor Woodland Refuge features a canopy-level exhibit featuring several non-releasable birds of prey. 

Open Daily 8 AM-5 PM

Extended Summer Hours (May 20-Sept. 4): 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: $15.00
  • Senior (62+): $13.00
  • Child (2-17): $9.00
  • 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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