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Henry Doorly Zoo

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Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Excellent Zoo

Very well done zoo. Easy to get around, excellent exhibits.

Reviewed April 8, 2012
Rapid City, South Dakota
If zoos could punch you right in the face...

This one would have the longest arms of all time. I have trekked form afar to nearly everywhere... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2012
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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 April 8, 2012

Very well done zoo. Easy to get around, excellent exhibits.

Date of experience: April 2012
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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed April 7, 2012

This one would have the longest arms of all time. I have trekked form afar to nearly everywhere within 8 hours of Buffalo and judged their zoo. Your city is my destination and I swear, I will judge it harshly. I liked this zoo very...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

This zoo is super! i loved the aquarium, the jungle, and the desert.

1  Thank Nancy G
Reviewed April 4, 2012

Everything was great, except the fact that the aquarium was closed. :=( That's not their fault, but it would have been nice to see it (it reopens April 5). The Desert Dome and the Gondola was the best part.

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank VLSO
Reviewed April 4, 2012

I've been to zoos all over the country and my homestate zoo always makes me proud. Not too big and a great eye for all the details. This is one of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2011
1  Thank BeckyCakes
Reviewed April 3, 2012

The absolute best zoo in the middle of the country. It's got it all and everything is fairly modern. A great indoor jungle, kindom of the night, monkey island and much much more. The only problem is - there's alot of walking. Don't try to...More

Date of experience: August 2011
2  Thank Dwight L
Reviewed April 3, 2012

this zoo has been called one of the best zoo's in the world and having been to the other three, I entirely agree.

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank Dillon W
Reviewed April 2, 2012

I have been to many zoo's throughout the U.S. and without a doubt the Henry Doorly Zoo is the BEST! The Imax has a choice of 3 movies daily and is always clean and well kept. The staff has always been very informative and helpful....More

Date of experience: March 2012
1  Thank unchie12
Reviewed April 2, 2012

The Kingdoms of the Night and Lied Jungle areas totally exceeded our expectations as we didn't really know what to expect and the Lied Jungle ended up being our favorite area of the zoo. Both areas were unlike anything we have ever experienced in all...More

Date of experience: April 2012
1  Thank Carla B
Reviewed April 2, 2012

I have been taking my kids to this zoo for the past 15 years and they still like to go even though they are grown up. I love the Gorilla exhibit, your trapped inside not them . It's a great place to go in the...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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October 25, 2018|
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Response from O736AQpauls | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Animals are sent to other zoos from time to time When I was there, all the polar bears were in KC
August 30, 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
August 18, 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