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Address: 600 Abbott Drive, Omaha, NE 68110
Phone Number: 402 444 5900
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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History for Free

This is a great display of some vintage railroad engines. Its interesting, and best of all, the price was right--free!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Thomas B
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great display of some vintage railroad engines. Its interesting, and best of all, the price was right--free!

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93 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Mr. Kenefick was a long serving president of Union Pacific. The park dedicated to him consists of a steam engine and a morden locomotive.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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142 reviews 142 reviews
45 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
95 helpful votes 95 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
130 helpful votes 130 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
39 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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1,056 reviews 1,056 reviews
816 attraction reviews
306 helpful votes 306 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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