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First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park

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Address: 1400 Capitol and 1600 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE
Phone Number: (402) 602-3930
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This sculpture garden is very cool. Thanks to the First National or their insight and investment in making this happen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This sculpture garden is very cool. Thanks to the First National or their insight and investment in making this happen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The parking was great on the Sunday we visited, they were also working on the side walks but we were still able to see all of the statues. It is a nice place to spend an hour or so.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Easy place to get too. Doesn't cost a dime. Take the kids for a walk, have a picnic lunch on a bench.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Walking the trail and following the animals was a unique experience. The bronze statues were amazing! Many of the animals fly/run through the corners of buildings. Hard to explain, but a must see!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This little known downtown park is truly fascinating. It stretches from the north side of Capitol Avenue at about 14th Street over to 16th and Dodge. Each end features massive bronze sculptures of animals and people, complete with fountains and other water features. The entire project tells the story of the 19th Century white pioneers that traveled through Nebraska, including... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

As a native american, I would like to respond to those questioning why there are no native american sculptures at The Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park. The park was started in 2003 and as the name indicates, it represents the courage of the pioneers that crossed our state by wagon train. It was not meant to represent... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

As you walk n the streets of downtown Omaha, starting on the main drag of Dodge Street, you come along some creatures of days gone by. There, in the heart of the concrete prairie, are large bronze bison. And then down the block are some geese in various stages of flight and fountains (weather permitting) giving the observer the impression... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had an enjoyable time looking at the sculptures until a crazy man walking by started hollering at us when we crossed the street. Apparently we offended him somehow, but we were not able to enjoy the rest of the sculptures due to his yelling obscenities at us. It would be neat to see the sculptures when the fountains are... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The little park itself is lovely and always well maintained. The fun part is walking around the men on horseback, the wagon trains stuck in the mud, and watch out for the bison stampede which triggers the geese to fly. Located only a few blocks from the old market area, TD Ameritrade Park and the CenturyLink Center.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Two Parks that adjoin and tell the story of the prairie before the coming of the settlers and then when the wagon trains came. I take out of town guests here regularly and they are "blown away" Google this for great pics. In summer there is even a flowing stream next to the wagon train which is making its way... More 

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Address: 1400 Capitol and 1600 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE
Phone Number: (402) 602-3930
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha

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