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Kenefick Park

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Address: 100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108-1752
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Great train engines

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
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Long Island, New York
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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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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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Iowa
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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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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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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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Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Just passing through to Denver, we got off for a short bit to see the park mainly to see the Big Boy and DDA40X engines on display. There is plenty on the history of the railroad especially pertaining to Omaha and Nebraska. There are good views of the valley and those engines are in museum quality shape. The kids will... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This park is a tribute to the Union Pacific Railroad. This is part of Lauritzen Gardens and has on display two of the grand locomotives that crossed the west. You'll see the largest diesel locomotive the Centennial No. 6900 and the biggest of them all - Big Boy No. 4023. The stone walls, interpretive displays and sculptures are well done... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This park has two of the largest locomotives ever built for the US - one coal fired and one diesel. It is also "co-located" with the Lauritzen Botanical Gardens.

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Omaha Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is a great place to visit, the trains are amazing to see and the display contains lots of information. There are also great views of the train yards and river. Bring your walking shoes!

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