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Kenefick Park

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Address: 100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108-1752
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Big from the freeway, Humongous up close.

Have seen these locomotives from Interstate 80 on several occasions. The look impressive on the hill. Upon arrival at the park, I became aware of the size. Both engines ( The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Harrison, Nebraska
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Harrison, Nebraska
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188 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have seen these locomotives from Interstate 80 on several occasions. The look impressive on the hill. Upon arrival at the park, I became aware of the size. Both engines ( The steam locomotive and the newer diesel) are the largest if their kind ever made! Would have loved to have seen inside each, but walking around was nice. The park... More 

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Omaha, NE
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

There are two huge trains up here...possibly the biggest of their kind to have been used during their time periods. On the way up there are posters that talk about Omaha history. My favorite one explains that the first ski lift was built and tested in Omaha.

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Thank jeremy_jeremy
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84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you like trains there are two you can get a close look at the Kenefick Park. The"Big Boy" steam engine is impressive. There is a little bit of a railroad and UP history you can learn about if it is your cup of tea. A visit to Kenefick is very short, unless one is planning to spend time at... More 

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Thank Ukmc2001
Omaha, Nebraska
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456 reviews
227 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Climb the long (but pretty easy) staircase that begins in the mutual parking area with the botanical garden (which is also a great place to visit in season). At the top of the stairs are kiosk displays and locomotives available to observe up close. They are huge and gives a good idea of what it might be like to be... More 

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Thank OutdoorKidz
San Diego, California
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764 reviews
333 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great park to take in a bit of history. They also have concerts in this park in the summer months so bring a blanket and some wine!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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78 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Love the two engines and the views are spectacular. The history of the railroad is embedded in the walls and walkway. Botanical gardens are also cool and right in the same parking lot.

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Thank Izlander
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not only can you get close to a couple of well restored UP trains, but the views from the lookout area will have you amazed at how beautiful this part of Omaha/Council Bluffs area is. This is a FREE part to visit funded by the Kenefick Family and volunteers.

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Thank Wendy H
New Carlisle, OH
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The largest ever built steam locomotive stands nose to nose with the largest ever built diesel locomotive, high atop a bluff rising over the I-80 entrance into Omaha. While you trek up to the site, make sure you also visit the Botanical Gardens right alongside and the best zoo in America just a few miles away.

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Thank DennisinOhio
Johnston, Iowa
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189 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Cute little park with 2 trains, one of which is a Big Boy. The park talks about the history of these trains and over looks the interstate and river on the IA/NE boarder.

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Thank Peanut977
Omaha, NE
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49 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Worth a visit before you head into the Lauritzen Gardens. Up close and personal with Big Boy Steam Engine and the Union Pacific Engine. Great no matter what age.

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