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Address: 8901 S 154th St, Omaha, NE 68138-3733
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SW Omaha jewel

A great place for a jog, a bike ride or to wet a line. Large enough to be uncrowded and small enough to enjoy it all in a day. Good pan fishing, great trails and plenty of... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2015
Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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114 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

A great place for a jog, a bike ride or to wet a line. Large enough to be uncrowded and small enough to enjoy it all in a day. Good pan fishing, great trails and plenty of wildlife in the city.

Thank genefk
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Great to walk and bike. The building is beautiful. Be sure to check out the Water Festival!! Canoeing, snakes, turtles, climbing tower, free hot dogs and cookies from HyVee, displays and exhibits, plus kid activities and handouts on water!

Thank My3browneyedboys
Omaha, Nebraska
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821 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,550 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We had our family pictures professionally done at Chalco Hills and really enjoyed the scenery and views. Lots of options for pictures and hiking. Diverse plant and tree life for those interested in exploring. Clean and well kept.

5 Thank AlexanderDelarge
Papillion, Nebraska
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

My only suggestion is to put up maps (signs) or offer them (brochures)... we got lost walking around the lake.

Thank Kay H
Omaha, Nebraska
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86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Chalco Hills is a great hiking area in the city limits. Off all the city parks, this one is the cleanest. It has a paved nice trail around the lake. The bonus is a great tree and plant diversity for botany nerds like me. Not every too busy on the main trails. The real beauty is in on the less... More 

2 Thank Nicholas S
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Chalco is one of the nicer places to walk in Omaha. It is close to our house so we go there frequently. There is a leash-free dog area so you can actually walk with your dog (unlike some of the other dog parks where there is a leash-free area, but no trail). There are several issues with the trail: it... More 

Thank Anne M
Nebraska City, Nebraska
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I enjoy a run around Chalco hills. The paved trail is approximately 6 miles around the lake or 4 miles if you take the "short cut" bridge. There is always wildlife including deer and turkey. It is not crowded after work on weekdays but there is usually enough other people that I feel safe and not alone. The only draw... More 

Thank BingB54
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

I personally think this is the best place to bike and walk your dods in the Omaha area. There are no houses around and it is very peaceful.

Thank kmandrew
Omaha, Nebraska
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

such a pretty park. it's maintained so well, and the amount of nature it features -- birds, grasses, water, animals, -- all right in the middle of the suburban area is fun to see and enjoy. thanks!

Thank BGBG4us
Omaha, Nebraska
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251 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Nice series of walking/biking trails. Deer and various other wildlife species. Nice lake for fishing from the shore as well as on water. Picnic areas and covered shelters. Playgrounds for kids. Seems very safe. Nice to be away from the sounds of the city without traveling far.

Thank Nomad062_10

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