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“Great View, Great Exercise, Great segway to Downtown!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
705 Riverfront Drive, Omaha, NE 68102
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Ranked #15 of 53 Attractions in Omaha
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Topeka, Kansas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great View, Great Exercise, Great segway to Downtown!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We loved walking the bridge, there is so much you can do down there. Just park down by the river walk, you can walk along the river to the bridge and go across, and on the Iowa side of the bridge there is a small little park that we have had picnics at and then walked back across. It was a nice walk, even with little ones. Then when you get back across by the parking area, there is a cool pond that is by a big building that you can walk around, and if you follow the river walk, it will take you right to downtown, less than a block away and you can see lots of shops and restaurants in the old downtown Omaha. There is also a nice big set of slides down town for the kids, they used gunny sacks to go down them. All FREE!

Visited August 2012
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Ripon, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great for the 4th of July”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were on the bridge for the Fourth of July. What fun that was. Fireworks were going off in all around us I is a short walk from downtown and riverfront park.

Visited June 2013
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Omaha, Nebraska
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27 attraction reviews
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“Fairly new and already sprayed with gang graffitti”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We walked across the bridge on a windy fall day (beautiful) but the sad part was that gang graffitti has already been sprayed on the bridge. It is a nice walk and viewing area for the Missouri River and adds to the things to do in the Old Market, NoDo area, but it doesn't seem like a really safe environment when one knows that gangs are already frequenting this area.

Visited October 2012
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omaha
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“A very pleasant walk across the Missouri”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This bridge connects two states Nebraska and Iowa across the Missouri River. It is a nice pleasant walk with a good view. A short walk from one side to the other over the river takes about 10 minutes so it is about 20 minutes round trip. You can probably spend another twenty minutes taking pictures and savoring the view from multiple points on the bridge. If you pick the righty time you may get to experience a concert or show on either side of the bridge, check local listing. The attraction has an office building with few illustrations about Lewis and Clark plus you can ask to view a nice documentary about the legendary trip they took over 200 years ago. Nice place to visit if you are in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Hernando, Mississippi
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36 attraction reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“tourist must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Spend a little time - 30 minutes or so - walking this bridge. I enjoyed the architecture of the bridge and its changing perspectives as I crossed the bridge, and it was interesting feeling the movement of the bridge. Be sure to walk to the Nebraska/Iowa line and take a fun picture there! Walking back towards the Nebraska side gives you a great view of TD Ameritrade Park and downtown Omaha.
We saw many locals out walking the bridge or walking their dogs on the bridge. They were very nice and friendly.
There is a semicircle parking lot right at the bridge and parking at the nearby visitor center - all free parking.

Visited June 2013
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