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Kenefick Park

600 Abbott Drive, Omaha, NE 68110
402 444 5900
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Ranked #16 of 53 Attractions in Omaha
Type: Trams, Parks, Outdoors
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Omaha, Nebraska
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120 reviews 120 reviews
40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Outdoor area with two authentic locomotives and a short paved trail of the history of the Union Pacific Railroad. Interesting and history bluffs will love it. Parents will love the safe environment to let the kids explore.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
105 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Seeing two gigantic engines up on the bluff above I-80 is impressive and the park in which they are set is well designed, nicely landscaped, informative and free. You can get up close to the largest steam and diesel engine Union Pacific ever had and appreciate their massive structure and grandeur. We were able to complete our visit in about... More

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Keystone, South Dakota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fun to see and visit. Kids of all ages will like seeing the engines. Nice view from above to see Omaha. We stop to see the engines whenever we are in Omaha.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
35 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It was too late to do the Lauritzen Gardens, but I climbed the stairs to view the locomotives, read the interpretive plaques and enjoy the view over the river.

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Iowa
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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you enter Omaha on I-80 from Iowa, these locomotives are your welcome. The small park has interesting rail history, but the true attraction is the two huge locomotives - two of the largest ever produced. It takes quite a bit of climbing to reach the trains, which sit just behind Lauretzen Gardens, but they are worth the climb.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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609 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Omaha is so lucky to have these wonderful locomotives to be on display in our city. They are marvelous and the thought of riding on them is magical.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The park is very small. If you are visiting Lauritzen gardens - a visit to the park is a must. It has a little bit of UP railroad history. "Big boy" is something to see. I go there several times a year to take a look at the engines, but mostly to relax with an excellent view.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My son loves trains and every year we go here for a little bit to get up close to real train engines.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you loved (or even just liked) trains, you can't leave Omaha without seeing these two engines. Make sure your camera can take panoramic photos so you can fit the entire Big Boy's picture into one photo!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Loved being able to ride up to the exhibit (after viewing the gardens), Our guide had lots of knowledge of the engines and absolutely love seeing the trains from the interstate!!!

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