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Kenefick Park

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Address: 600 Abbott Drive, Omaha, NE 68110
Phone Number: 402 444 5900
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Awesome engines!

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... read more

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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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110 helpful votes 110 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It was too late to do the Lauritzen Gardens, but I climbed the stairs to view the locomotives, read the interpretive plaques and enjoy the view over the river.

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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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