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Address: 100 Bancroft Street, Omaha, NE 68108
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Powerful Train Engines welcome you to Omaha

If you're a railroad buff - or not - you should see these two fine specimens of railroad power in the US. While UP is not the only railroad in the land, these two locos are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
GreenDean101
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're a railroad buff - or not - you should see these two fine specimens of railroad power in the US. While UP is not the only railroad in the land, these two locos are tremendous reminders of how the US was settled and still moves many goods yet today.

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Enid, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had visited the nearly Zoo the day before and wanted a short jaunt to allow the 3 year olds to run off some energy. The size of the locomotives is amazing. I left wondering how in the world they got those massive machines up on that hill.

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Kenefick Park overlooks, Interstate 80, the Missouri river and Council Bluffs, Iowa. It is home to 2 models of Union Pacific locomotives that were the largest ever built. Admission is free. The parking lot is co-located with Lauritzen Gardens. Access to Kenefick Park is either via a steep set of stairs or an easier ramp. Numerous plaques abound that detail... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This site has the largest steam engine and the largest diesel engine ever built. It's amazing to see just how big they are. And the views overlooking the Missouri River are good, too.

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Thank YojoaDon
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Listen to the story of the big engine that could, and the work they did that no other would. They sit in silence, stately and strong, in a place on the hill where they don't seem to belong. Yet standing beside them is overwhelming no doubt, it hard to imagine these beasts on a track. Which comes to the part... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Where else will you see both a Bigboy and a Centennial locomotive together? Railroads are a big part of Omaha and these machines were a significant part of that history.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The era of the train is long done in America but these two locomotives are not just monuments to the train's role in building America but in the train as a feet of American ingenuity and engineering prowess.

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Thank Stephen P
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a large group with us this year and we were looking for something with little or no cost...this was a stop worthwhile. It does share park with botanical garden which looked amazing as well, however has a fee for entry... after you hike to the top of the stairs...the view is amazing the trains are fascinating and the... More 

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Council Bluffs, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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