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Kenefick Park

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Address: 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE 68108
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Union Pacific

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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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Omaha, Nebraska
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 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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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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Additional Information about Kenefick Park

Address: Address: 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE 68108
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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