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Kenefick Park

600 Abbott Drive, Omaha, NE 68110
402 444 5900
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Ranked #20 of 85 attractions in Omaha
Type: Parks, Trams
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Dallas Center, Iowa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
42 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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86 reviews 86 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Houston, Texas
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I have to go to Omaha from time to time and the night life (getting drunk for Jesus) is a little frightening, but I do enjoy going to this park with my bike as a starting point. You can cross the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge and follow a path that extends for about 2 miles north and south of the... More

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Hattiesburg, MS
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

A Kenefick Park visit is definitely in order for visitors seeking a change-of-pace. Individuals interested in US rail transportation technology, rail enthusiasts, and parents of young children should find the locomotive exhibits fascinating. I know I did. The park is interesting, convenient, and admission free. Kenefick is situated at the southern end of Lauritzen Gardens just north of I-80. Hours... More

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Savannah, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I wish we could have gone on the trains but it is still pretty cool. My daughter really liked it. It is clean and well kept. The best part is it is just a short drive from the Zoo and right across the parking lot from the gardens. If you're looking for something quick to do while in Omaha you... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Our family loves to go up the hill to Kenefick Park. There are two large trains there to see and a fun view.

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