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Kenefick Park

600 Abbott Drive, Omaha, NE 68110
402 444 5900
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Ranked #19 of 86 Attractions in Omaha
Type: Parks, Trams
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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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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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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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43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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