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

Address: 1400 Capitol and 1600 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE
Phone Number: (402) 602-3930
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Ranked #11 of 53 Attractions in Omaha
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Omaha, Nebraska
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30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like the Old West and bronze sculptures, this is a not-to-be-missed location in downtown Omaha. From buffalo to covered wagons to pioneers walking across what seems to be the prairie, the artists rendering are magnificent!! Check them out!!

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Omaha
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's great for sculptures, but it's devoid of any Native Americans (unless you count the buffalo). For a variety of reasons this doesn't look like an oversight to me and that is, in itself, enough to ruin the display for me.

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Warrenton, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Just a short walk from Old Market. The larger-than-life sculptures are amazingly realistic. Walk along the path and see some of the struggles the pioneers faced on their way west. Great photo opportunities, beautiful, well kept green space as well. No playground equipment that I could see, but I think even small children would enjoy the sculptures. Free attraction... parking... More 

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Pierre, South Dakota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nice little walk after dinner. Impressive bronze statues depicting moving west. Very realistic - larger than life.

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York, Pennsylvania
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36 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

I did this on a Sunday so traffic wasn't an issue so I can't say what the downtown would be like during the week, but this was a very easy and pleasant visit. Great photo opportunities and a good perspective on what it would be like to be on a wagon train. Downtown Omaha is pedestrian friendly. A great town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Saw the sculptures from the front of my hotel and had to walk around to see them all. It was truly amazing and wonderful. I'd recommend highly that you see it at least once.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
105 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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