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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 #13 of 86 attractions in Omaha
Type: Parks
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San Gabriel, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stopped at this during our drive through Omaha. That statues were absolutely beautiful with a lot of detail. We spent some time getting some pictures and hanging out in the park. A quick stop but worth it.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We were driving to the pedestrian bridge when we saw these sculptures and I am SO glad we didn't miss them! They are easily my favorite I've seen on our road trip (of 12 states). They were so realistic I felt odd touching one of the people. They captured women, men, and children in all different manners you would imagine... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I had a bit of time on my business trip and this was just a few blocks away from my hotel. The statues were quite impressive, and I really liked the movement from block to block.

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Nebraska
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is truly a wonderful recognition to the courage of the pioneers who traveled across this great country to make a better life for themselves. It was not an easy trek to make and not all made it to the end. This is a portrayal of those that did and their courage and determination. The sculptures are wonderfully done and... More

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Eau Claire WI
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The sculptures flow thru multiple blocks of downtown Omaha...amazingly lifelike..one needs to walk the sculpture trail..like the way a buffalo appears to come out of a building wall. Each time we saw more of the sculptures. First time we missed the aerial sculptures of geese in flight..the light plays on the sculptures at different times of day and season. Great... More

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Midwestern, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

All I can say is wow! These statues are a-m-a-z-i-n-g! It only takes about 30 minutes to fully enjoy these beauties, stop on your way to the pedestrian bridge.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Park your car and get out and walk among the pioneers. You can feel their struggles and hardships as well as their courage. They are very detailed and researched to be accurate. We always bring out of town friends to see this gem and it is especially good to show to children and people from countries outside the US. Share... More

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Newfields, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

These sculptures of pioneers in the middle of the city are fantastic and so detailed! You should walk around each one and marvel at the artistry.

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Paris
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We happened to drive by the sculpture and returned another day to see it up close. You could get near enough to walk among the pieces and to touch them. This really gave a sense of scale- like how huge the oxen were and how small the wagons were, especially considering what they held for the journey and for the... More

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Nebraska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

It's a short stop – 10-15 minutes – to see a recreating of the pioneers crossing the prairie done in bronze. A beautiful gift to the city by the Lauritzen family.

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