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Henry Doorly Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This ain’t your ordinary zoo... this place has had some serious backing and you can’t sit there and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cullman, Alabama
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Best Zoo in the Country

I love the HDZ and make trips there on a regular basis. I know some complain about the crowds but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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This world-class zoo is famous for its involvement with breeding endangered species from around the world.
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3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107-2200
+1 402-733-8401
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This ain’t your ordinary zoo... this place has had some serious backing and you can’t sit there and say. “Oh our zoo in (insert some town here) is better than this”,!... good for you and your prolly in denial. I haven’t been to a zoo...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the HDZ and make trips there on a regular basis. I know some complain about the crowds but go during the winter and on a weekday and you will have the zoo to yourself. Grat place to just go for a walk. Changes...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Always a great day at HD. Grand kids enjoy playground area and exhibits. Wife likes awuarium and lemurs. Food priced as expected and continuous construction and improvements can be distracting but consider it making best better, Great time every time. Expect to cover alot of...More

Thank lamphierm
Reviewed 1 week ago

The weather was fairly cold but that didn't stop us from having fun here. There is quite a bit of stuff to do inside at this zoo, more than normal. I have been to several zoos all around the country, and this one stands up...More

Thank sachamo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in the Omaha area for 26 years and have watched the Henry Doorly Zoo grow into one of the best zoos in the USA! The zoo is constantly growing and adding exhibits that house different species of animals from around the world!...More

Thank Teddy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily can spend a whole day here. Easy access with multiple entrances. Activities for small children also.

Thank jtr803
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have traveled to many zoos across the country and this ranks as one of the best - indoor exhibits were beyond compare!!

Thank kelgdn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had always heard good things about the zoo in Omaha and have to say it lived up to expectations. Definitely a top attraction for couples and families.

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great zoo, even on a cold fall day when most of the outside exhibits were not available. Despite the cold weather, this zoo did not disappoint. Great exhibits, things you do not see often, especially in the Midwest. As far as a...More

Thank ensgos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan for an entire day. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking a lot. There is so much to see! The zoo is constantly adding new animals and exhibits. The Scott Aquarium is Fantastic!! You will not be disappointed!

Thank Carisa R
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Chaslin M
25 October 2018|
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Response from lindseybusch | Reviewed this property |
Also, I will say that the Stingrays, Polar bear areas are under construction so there is a large part that is closed and there is another area that is closed as they finish construction however a lot is still available to... More
31 August 2018|
Response from GailA221 | Reviewed this property |
The lady in front of us asked before paying if they had any available. So maybe you can do that also or call in advance.
Pam W
18 August 2018|
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Response from luvgoofy4064 | Reviewed this property |
This is what we saw on their website when we wondered the same thing. And many people did have backpacks and coolers with snacks/lunch. The Zoo allows outside food and beverages on grounds. These items can be brought with... More