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Kenefick Park

600 Abbott Drive, Omaha, NE 68110
402 444 5900
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Ranked #18 of 86 attractions in Omaha
Type: Parks, Trams
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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Omaha, NE USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The kids like coming to Kenefick Park to look at the big locomotives and wave at the cars on I-80 far below. There are nice views across the Missouri valley to the Iowa bluffs. Council Bluffs gets in the way of that somewhat, but what can you do. It's a bit of a hike up the hill but worth it.... More

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Odessa, MO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to this little park after visiting the Union Pacific Museum in Council Bluffs. There is an impressive view of the trains from I-80 after crossing back into Nebraska. Not an easy place to find, but worth the effort.

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Denver
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great display of locomotives UP 4023 and UP 6900. Did not have time to visit the gardens however what could be seen from the park the whole area is very senic.

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Dallas Center, Iowa
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My wife and I visited the park on a trip to Omaha earlier this year. We spotted the trains, but had the dickens of time trying to find out how to get there. No signs, but persistence led us to the park. The train displays are top notch and the view spectacular. Union Pacific paid a great deal of money... More

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St. Paul, MN
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

*Just a tip - the trains are found at Lauritzen Gardens, up the hill. Do not go to the Kenefick Park address to see the trains*. We spent 20 minutes trying to figure that out! Nice view overlooking the river. Big trains are neat for the kids to look at. We took some cute pics on the hill with the... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
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12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Some really awesome trains too! It's a short hike up from the Lauritzen Garden but completely worth it. It takes about an hour but the view alone makes it worth the trip.

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Omaha, NE
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14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This will be a good place to visit if you are near by at the Lauritzen gardens. There are two UP engines on display and it is nice to see those if you are into trains.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is a small area up a hill from the Lauritzen gardens. Being close to the train is just so cool.

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North Plattte
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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Fantastic View of the area!!! My dad worked on the Railroad when Kenefick was President . It had personal significance to my family. The two engines that are there are great for photo ops! Get your walking shoes on, grab your favorite picture taking device and go---It is right by the Botanical Gardens you get two for one!!

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