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Kenefick Park

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Address: 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE 68108
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A great display, despite the sun-fading.

The Centennial-class and Big Boy-class locomotives are REALLY impressive. Too bad the exhibits completely ignore the fact that the real jumping off point for the UP was Council... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Council Bluffs, IA
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Council Bluffs, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The Centennial-class and Big Boy-class locomotives are REALLY impressive. Too bad the exhibits completely ignore the fact that the real jumping off point for the UP was Council Bluffs, and NOT Omaha, until they moved the HQ across the river. Agreed that tracks started from Omaha, but by 1880, the bridge had been built! Anyway, the park's wonderful, even if... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

While the trains are impressive they are for viewing only and you are not allowed to touch and explore.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This park is at the top of a steep stair climb or a long gentle ramp, above the Lauitzen Gardens. It is a great place for train lovers and to stretch the legs of grandchildren. The view of the Missouri River is grand!!

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Located adjacent to Omaha's Lauritzen Gardens, this park contains the biggest engines in America's history. The gift shop at Lauritzen Gardens has Union Pacific and other train related gifts.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Kendrick Park, located adjacent to Omaha's Lauritzen Gardens botanical center (they share the same parking lot), offers up two massive old train engines for the public to examine. The engines overlook the I-80 Missouri River bridge linking Nebraska and Iowa, as well as a section of the river valley. There are also pictorial murals that line the walkway near the... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I spent an hour trecking to Kenefick Park to see the trains and ended up seeing an empty field. A quick googling shows that the locomotives are actually at the south end of Lauritzen gardens. Do not go to Kenefick Park with the address shown as 600 Abbott Drive, Omaha, NE 68110. There is nothing there! Don't be fooled.

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Moberly, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you or your youngster likes trains, then this place is a Must See! Combine the visit with the Lauritzen Gardens or just walk up to the park. The entire visit takes about 3 hours, depending on how much time you spend at each garden.

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Free parking, free admission, great history. How did they get those engines into place? There are few remaining Big Boys, and this is very well displayed! And very well preserved! Make sure you drive to the Lauritzen Gardens to park. From there, it is just a short climb up several steps to the display.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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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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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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