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Kenefick Park

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Address: 100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108-1752
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+1 402-346-4002
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09:00 - 17:00
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If you love trains, this is "must see"

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New Carlisle, OH
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New Carlisle, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Johnston, Iowa
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Omaha, NE
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank lcjt01
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

To get to the park, drive to the Lauritzen Gardens and park in their lot (you can park for free). Head up the big staircase across the parking lot from the Gardens, and at the top you'll find interesting signage about Omaha's railroad in history plus two enormous Union Pacific train engines (one steam and one diesel) perched on the... More 

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Long Island, New York
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

What a beautiful welcome to omaha. Went up to see the trains and also the gardens. It was magnificent. Well worth getting off the highway. And had some roasted corn at their cornfest

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

worth the trip up the long stairway to read the history of the railroad here in NE-IA. and the view - SPECTACULAR Take the time next visit to Lauritzen Gardens. (right next door)

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Thank dkcharms
Iowa
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80 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

After a brief walk we were rewarded with a great view. The informational plaques were informative and the trains were awesome. Our son loved exploring the trains.

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Thank CycloneIowa
Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The train displays are very impressive. The informational plaques on the walk up were interesting. The lookout platform had very picturesque views of Omaha. The landscaping in the area is very well done and maintained. Great photo opportunities.

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Thank compton49er
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of stairs to climb, so beware. But perfect to stretch legs after driving. Great display. Overlooks interstate. Breathtaking.

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Thank Joanie M
Waverly, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Union Pacific did a great job building Kenefick Park and we always stop there to the the centennial and the big-boy. Aside from the locos and the great view there isn't much else to do though so it is great for young kids, but will probably be a shorter stop. TIP: Lauritzen Gardens is right at the bottom of the... More 

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