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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Henry Doorly (Omaha) Zoo: Full Price, Half Closed, Big Disappointment

Henry Doorly (Omaha) Zoo
Omaha, Nebraska

We had heard that the Omaha Zoo was "not to be missed", so we decided to go on a free day after my wife's conference presentation at UNO.

The aquarium was nice, the primate enclosures interesting, and the "big cat" exhibit inspiring, although the poor animals have very little room to roam freely.

We then decided to take a (long) walk around the exterior of the zoo to see the rest of the animals, but EVERYTHING WAS CLOSED!

The outdoor lemur enclosure closed minutes before we arrived (4:02 PM when the zoo did not close until 6pm) as did the giraffe exhibit. The rest of the large animals (elephants, zebras, hippos, etc) were nowhere to be found because the zoo is constructing a new area for them DUE FOR COMPLETION IN 2016!

Could they not tell people that half of the zoo is closed before we paid or at least offer a discount for the inconvenience and disappointment? I guess not because we paid full price.

CombatCritic Gives the Henry Doorly (Omaha) Zoo 4 Bombs Out of 10 ... BOMBS ARE GOOD!

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