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

1400 Capitol and 1600 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE
(402) 602-3930
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Ranked #14 of 86 Attractions in Omaha
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Toms River, New Jersey
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

W ventured into downtown Omaha with the express purpose of seeing these sculptures. Although we had expected to be impressed we were absolutely awed and amazed at this fantastic depiction of a pioneer wagon train on its westward journey with bison stampeding ahead of them into the wilderness. To see and appreciate this vast, ongoing work of art we found... More

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Englewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It was unbelievable. All the statues were very realistic and the way they were displayed was great. What Omaha has done with the downtown area where I was, was great. The area was very clean and the businesses that are located in the downtown area should be very proud of their town. They have done a great job.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I return to Omaha every year since it was my home for more than 30 years. Each year I check out this part of town and I have seen it from the first statues in the atrium, to the finished work. I also have the DVD that shows the evolution of this wonderful addition to downtown. It is a fabulous... More

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Green Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We really enjoyed this location and took lots of pictures. Nice to see the history. The girls had a lot of fun running around.

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virginia
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a small area, not to far from Old Market. The sculptures are larger than life and give one a feeling for what it must have been like to travel in a wagon train.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I spotted these bronze figures one evening when driving around downtown Omaha. I was not aware that they were there. More advertising might help as would some signs around the down town area. I came back the following day and spent some time there. It was easy to find parking close by. The slightly bigger than life size bronze statues... More

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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the sculptures of the pioneers on the wagon train. The expressions on the figures and the details made the onlooker feel part of the experience and understand the struggles of crossing the country on wagons. A great way to spend some time when visiting Omaha!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This was incredible! The detailing on the bronze statues is exquisite - it is possible to really imagine the emotions the pioneers were feeling as they traveled west. The set-up is fun too, with buffalo running ahead, and a sweeper riding at the back to make sure there are no stragglers. There are people of every age represented, so it... More

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Connecticut
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14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited this downtown park on a Monday evening, and it was easy to find a parking spot nearby. There are large beautiful statues representing Nebraska's pioneer days. Better signs showing where all the statues are located, or a walking guide, would have been helpful, as we missed some of the statues that other reviewers reported seeing.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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488 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Located on a side street in downtown Omaha this is a beautiful sculpture garden created by Omaha's largest bank

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