Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

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  • 3701 S 10TH St

    Omaha, NE 68107

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  • 402-733-8400

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Monday To Sunday From 09:30 AM To 05:00 PM

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Wow! This zoo is amazing. We visited the zoo for about 3 hours in July 2011 and barely touched the front area. Loved the sky ride, Desert Dome, and Aquarium. I really enjoy our local Denver Zoo, but this zoo is in a class by itself. We will definitely try to go back. One of the negatives is that is pricey, but that would not prevent me from seeing it again and I guess the price is understandable given the amount of exhibits they offer. The only other drawback we had was a natural one--the summer heat; however, they do have lots of indoor exhibits for escape from that problem. I think if we go back, it would probably be in the Spring or Fall.

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Wow! This zoo is amazing. We visited the zoo for about 3 hours in July 2011 and barely touched the front area. Loved the sky ride, Desert Dome, and Aquarium. I really enjoy our local Denver Zoo, but this zoo is in a class by itself. We will definitely try to go back. One of the negatives is that is pricey, but that would not prevent me from seeing it again and I guess the price is understandable given the amount of exhibits they offer. The only other drawback we had was a natural one--the summer heat; however, they do have lots of indoor exhibits for escape from that problem. I think if we go back, it would probably be in the Spring or Fall.

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Had a great time, though everyone that reviewed either said 4 or 5 stars, thought we would just add to it. Being from St Louis area it is always hard to pay for a zoo, but it was worth it. We were there in early December and the animals were out and we had a great time. Worth the stop.

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Had a great time, though everyone that reviewed either said 4 or 5 stars, thought we would just add to it. Being from St Louis area it is always hard to pay for a zoo, but it was worth it. We were there in early December and the animals were out and we had a great time. Worth the stop.

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The Doorily zoo was great! The Desert Dome was amazing but the lower level nocturnal world was even better. And don't forget the okapi. We love okapis. And what can be more surreal than penguins and giraffes in the same exhibit? Make sure to give this zoo the better part of the day.

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The Doorily zoo was great! The Desert Dome was amazing but the lower level nocturnal world was even better. And don't forget the okapi. We love okapis. And what can be more surreal than penguins and giraffes in the same exhibit? Make sure to give this zoo the better part of the day.

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I have loved the Henry Doorly Zoo since I was young. It's a big zoo but it's not so big that you get tired walking around. The Aquarium is fantastic. The penguins are a must see. The rain forest is neat but I wish there were more animals. The Desert Dome was a slight disappointment but the Kingdoms of the Night underneath the dome is really interesting. Gorilla Valley and the orangutan house are newer and really great. I just hope they update and expand the cat complex someday.A tip I'd give is if you live in the area and plan on going to the zoo a few times a year, get the annual pass. After only a few uses, you've gotten your moneys worth.

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I have loved the Henry Doorly Zoo since I was young. It's a big zoo but it's not so big that you get tired walking around. The Aquarium is fantastic. The penguins are a must see. The rain forest is neat but I wish there were more animals. The Desert Dome was a slight disappointment but the Kingdoms of the Night underneath the dome is really interesting. Gorilla Valley and the orangutan house are newer and really great. I just hope they update and expand the cat complex someday.A tip I'd give is if you live in the area and plan on going to the zoo a few times a year, get the annual pass. After only a few uses, you've gotten your moneys worth.

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Great to take the kids to, often. Could spend the whole day here. Always something new to see. It is great, especially being next to the Royals stadium. Never get tired of it.

5
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Great to take the kids to, often. Could spend the whole day here. Always something new to see. It is great, especially being next to the Royals stadium. Never get tired of it.

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I love Henry Doorly Zoo!! They have so much to do and see there. I love the rainforest. I loved that we could eat at the restaurant and see the trees from the rainforest. Monkeys were swinging from the trees. They have a desert there too and a tunnel where you can walk through and there are sharks and sting rays in there. They have so much to see. There prices are affordable. Its well worth it. I wish I would have stayed overnight so I could have gone back the next day. There is so much to see there, that I think I should have spent two days there. Next time Im in Nebraska, Im going there again.

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I love Henry Doorly Zoo!! They have so much to do and see there. I love the rainforest. I loved that we could eat at the restaurant and see the trees from the rainforest. Monkeys were swinging from the trees. They have a desert there too and a tunnel where you can walk through and there are sharks and sting rays in there. They have so much to see. There prices are affordable. Its well worth it. I wish I would have stayed overnight so I could have gone back the next day. There is so much to see there, that I think I should have spent two days there. Next time Im in Nebraska, Im going there again.

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My grandma lives in Omaha and every time we visit we try to make it out to the Henry Doorly Zoo. This is one of the best zoos in the country - their aquarium is amazing and the rainforest area is incredible. I could spend all day here! The prices are about zoo average, the park is clean and well maintained, and the staff is great. Parking is usually easy to find - the lot is huge! Very easily accessible and fun for adult and children alike! Definitely worth a visit if you go to Omaha

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My grandma lives in Omaha and every time we visit we try to make it out to the Henry Doorly Zoo. This is one of the best zoos in the country - their aquarium is amazing and the rainforest area is incredible. I could spend all day here! The prices are about zoo average, the park is clean and well maintained, and the staff is great. Parking is usually easy to find - the lot is huge! Very easily accessible and fun for adult and children alike! Definitely worth a visit if you go to Omaha

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo is awesome! There is so much to do and see. More animals and better exhibits than any other zoo in the country. The aquarium is so cool...sharks and sting rays and all kinds of sea life. There is plenty to do year round, even when there is snow on the ground.

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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo is awesome! There is so much to do and see. More animals and better exhibits than any other zoo in the country. The aquarium is so cool...sharks and sting rays and all kinds of sea life. There is plenty to do year round, even when there is snow on the ground.

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There is so much to see at the Henry Doorly Zoo, it is almost impossible to see it all on one day or even two. My daughters favorite exhibit is the aquarium. They have penguins, so many different types of small fish and of course the sharks. The have a tunnel where you walk through underneath the sharks, it is amazing. They also have a great cat complex with so many beautiful tigers, lions, leopards and more. There are preset times where they display feedings of different animals, which can be very interesting to watch. So much fun, and the prices are very reasonable for a family membership.

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There is so much to see at the Henry Doorly Zoo, it is almost impossible to see it all on one day or even two. My daughters favorite exhibit is the aquarium. They have penguins, so many different types of small fish and of course the sharks. The have a tunnel where you walk through underneath the sharks, it is amazing. They also have a great cat complex with so many beautiful tigers, lions, leopards and more. There are preset times where they display feedings of different animals, which can be very interesting to watch. So much fun, and the prices are very reasonable for a family membership.

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The Henry Doorly Zoo is an awesome place for all ages. i deffenetly would buy a yearly membership, as it is eight dollars per person admission. This is a must if you have a large family. There is so much to do, and you and your children will have a great time exploring all there is to see. Also a great place for playdates!

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The Henry Doorly Zoo is an awesome place for all ages. i deffenetly would buy a yearly membership, as it is eight dollars per person admission. This is a must if you have a large family. There is so much to do, and you and your children will have a great time exploring all there is to see. Also a great place for playdates!

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The Henry Doorly Zoo is one of my favorite things in Omaha. They have a very wide variety of habitats and animals throughout the park, with specialty exhibits going up regularly. Their new gorilla habitat is fantastic, allowing you to get up close and personal with some of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. The Desert Dome is always fun, but anyone with creepy-crawly issues probably shouldn't go through the caverns underneath. And certainly don't go without stopping by the nursery, you never know what adorable baby animals will be on display. Don't miss this.

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The Henry Doorly Zoo is one of my favorite things in Omaha. They have a very wide variety of habitats and animals throughout the park, with specialty exhibits going up regularly. Their new gorilla habitat is fantastic, allowing you to get up close and personal with some of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. The Desert Dome is always fun, but anyone with creepy-crawly issues probably shouldn't go through the caverns underneath. And certainly don't go without stopping by the nursery, you never know what adorable baby animals will be on display. Don't miss this.

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One of the top ten zoos in the country. They have a indoor desert dome, a rain forest, an aquarium that you can walk through and a new gorilla complex. This zoo is a great place for the young and the old. They have about any animal you can think of and then some. They are always trying to improve it in some way or another. So every year they usualy have something new and exciting.

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One of the top ten zoos in the country. They have a indoor desert dome, a rain forest, an aquarium that you can walk through and a new gorilla complex. This zoo is a great place for the young and the old. They have about any animal you can think of and then some. They are always trying to improve it in some way or another. So every year they usualy have something new and exciting.

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This is a really cool zoo. They have a very large indoor Rainforest exhibit, which they claim is the largest in the world. Plus this neat tunnel that wanders through the aquarium. The Desert Dome is really neat to walk through. They keep the temperature at a constant 75 degrees. They have just added a neat nocturnal exhibit of animals. There are a lot of neat exhibits to see.

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This is a really cool zoo. They have a very large indoor Rainforest exhibit, which they claim is the largest in the world. Plus this neat tunnel that wanders through the aquarium. The Desert Dome is really neat to walk through. They keep the temperature at a constant 75 degrees. They have just added a neat nocturnal exhibit of animals. There are a lot of neat exhibits to see.

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This is a great zoo that you should definitely stop in and see if you are in Omaha. They have ever changing displays and exhibits that offer a wide variety and look into animals from all over the world. They have interactive exhibits which makes it quite enjoyable for kids. The food is of course pricey, as are the souvenirs, so try to keep your kids out of the stores. But it's a great family outing!

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This is a great zoo that you should definitely stop in and see if you are in Omaha. They have ever changing displays and exhibits that offer a wide variety and look into animals from all over the world. They have interactive exhibits which makes it quite enjoyable for kids. The food is of course pricey, as are the souvenirs, so try to keep your kids out of the stores. But it's a great family outing!

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The Henry Doorly Zoo never fails to deliver an outstanding day of entertainment and enjoyment for families. The new gorilla complex is outstanding. The Lied Jungle is enthralling and the monkeys are especially entertaining there as are the once in a lifetime viewing animals. The desert dome was a bit disappointing for our kids since it was difficult for them to see all of the animals but the Kingdom of the Night was terrific. The sea lions were especially playful and our boys spent a good deal of time there. The elephants were eating grass and one elephant almost fell into the moat while eating, my son thought! The Zoo was extremely clean and staff were highly visable and helpful. Definitely a must see when you are in Omaha.

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The Henry Doorly Zoo never fails to deliver an outstanding day of entertainment and enjoyment for families. The new gorilla complex is outstanding. The Lied Jungle is enthralling and the monkeys are especially entertaining there as are the once in a lifetime viewing animals. The desert dome was a bit disappointing for our kids since it was difficult for them to see all of the animals but the Kingdom of the Night was terrific. The sea lions were especially playful and our boys spent a good deal of time there. The elephants were eating grass and one elephant almost fell into the moat while eating, my son thought! The Zoo was extremely clean and staff were highly visable and helpful. Definitely a must see when you are in Omaha.

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When you think of Omaha you sure don't think that there is one of the top five zoos in the entire country residing in Omaha, Nebraska. I have travelled the world and visited many zoos but the Henry Doorley Zoo is outstanding. Make sure you go visit the new gorilla exhibit. Plan on the whole day. There is a lot to see, the Desert Dome, the Aquarium, the Lied Jungle, etc. Plan your trip, you will not be disappointed.

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When you think of Omaha you sure don't think that there is one of the top five zoos in the entire country residing in Omaha, Nebraska. I have travelled the world and visited many zoos but the Henry Doorley Zoo is outstanding. Make sure you go visit the new gorilla exhibit. Plan on the whole day. There is a lot to see, the Desert Dome, the Aquarium, the Lied Jungle, etc. Plan your trip, you will not be disappointed.

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The best zoo I have ever been to by far. A++ in all catagories. If your travels take you anywhere near Omaha, you have to stop.

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The best zoo I have ever been to by far. A++ in all catagories. If your travels take you anywhere near Omaha, you have to stop.

Pros: location, exhibits, clean

Cons: NONE

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This is a really cool zoo. My personal favorite was the Scott Aquarium. They have the tank designed so you walk through it and the fish swim right over you. Very cool. There is an admission fee, but parking is free. The train ride around the zoo was worth the small fee I paid.

PROS: free parking
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This is a really cool zoo. My personal favorite was the Scott Aquarium. They have the tank designed so you walk through it and the fish swim right over you. Very cool. There is an admission fee, but parking is free. The train ride around the zoo was worth the small fee I paid.

PROS: free parking
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This is a cool zoo. There is admission fee, but it is not too bad. Kids under 4 are free. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. You can rent strollers. The desert dome exhibit is really cool. Dont miss out on the Scott Aquarium either. Very nicely displayed and you can get up close to the fish. They also have an IMAX theater, but it is kind of pricey, but neat to see. There is a train that runs around the park so you can see everything and there is a fee for it which is pretty cheap.

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This is a cool zoo. There is admission fee, but it is not too bad. Kids under 4 are free. Be prepared to do a lot of walking. You can rent strollers. The desert dome exhibit is really cool. Dont miss out on the Scott Aquarium either. Very nicely displayed and you can get up close to the fish. They also have an IMAX theater, but it is kind of pricey, but neat to see. There is a train that runs around the park so you can see everything and there is a fee for it which is pretty cheap.

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The new orangutan jungle just opened at the omaha zoo,and it is impressive, but my favorite part of the zoo has to be the Aquarium. It has a place you can sit to experience the penguins swimming under water, and a really cool tunnel that makes you feel like you are hanging out with the creatures of the deep! This is a great zoo!

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★★★★★

The new orangutan jungle just opened at the omaha zoo,and it is impressive, but my favorite part of the zoo has to be the Aquarium. It has a place you can sit to experience the penguins swimming under water, and a really cool tunnel that makes you feel like you are hanging out with the creatures of the deep! This is a great zoo!

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What a place! Lots of extras you wouldn't expect at a zoo in a town the size of Omaha. A somewhat small, but very well done Aquarium, with a walk-through shark and stingray tank. Top-notch exhibits from desert to swamp habitats, sea lions, and a real steam engine pulling the zoo train. We were barely able to see it all in one day, and you might want to take two days if you can.

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What a place! Lots of extras you wouldn't expect at a zoo in a town the size of Omaha. A somewhat small, but very well done Aquarium, with a walk-through shark and stingray tank. Top-notch exhibits from desert to swamp habitats, sea lions, and a real steam engine pulling the zoo train. We were barely able to see it all in one day, and you might want to take two days if you can.

Pros: Number of exhibits, Clean, Steam Engine

Cons: A little pricey

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Omaha is very proud of its zoo, and for good reason! It has been voted best Zoo in the US by Reader's Digest and Family Fun Magazine. The Lied Jungle is a huge walk-through indoor rain forest - birds fly free and monkeys hang in the trees. The desert dome is a geodesic dome that houses a desert biome, and underneath it is "creatures of the night", a walk through journey into the life of nocturnal creatures. The aquarium features a tunnel that gives you a glimpse of life undersea (the sharks swim right over you!) and they have just opened an orangutan jungle that is supposed to be awesome. A must see if you are in the area!!

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Omaha is very proud of its zoo, and for good reason! It has been voted best Zoo in the US by Reader's Digest and Family Fun Magazine. The Lied Jungle is a huge walk-through indoor rain forest - birds fly free and monkeys hang in the trees. The desert dome is a geodesic dome that houses a desert biome, and underneath it is "creatures of the night", a walk through journey into the life of nocturnal creatures. The aquarium features a tunnel that gives you a glimpse of life undersea (the sharks swim right over you!) and they have just opened an orangutan jungle that is supposed to be awesome. A must see if you are in the area!!

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The Henry Doorly Zoo is a wonderful place to spend a day with the family. With the newer additions of the Aquarium Tunnel, the Rain Forest and the Desert Dome (not to mention the newest Gorilla Jungle addition!), it's interesting, educational and fun! Children of all ages (0-100) will enjoy it! Conveniently located bathrooms and refreshment stands, too!

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The Henry Doorly Zoo is a wonderful place to spend a day with the family. With the newer additions of the Aquarium Tunnel, the Rain Forest and the Desert Dome (not to mention the newest Gorilla Jungle addition!), it's interesting, educational and fun! Children of all ages (0-100) will enjoy it! Conveniently located bathrooms and refreshment stands, too!

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The midwest should count itself lucky to have such a wonderful, family-friendly zoo. You can spend the entire day visiting and still, you won't see quite everything this zoo has to offer. Don't miss it!

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The midwest should count itself lucky to have such a wonderful, family-friendly zoo. You can spend the entire day visiting and still, you won't see quite everything this zoo has to offer. Don't miss it!

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