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Kenefick Park

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A great stop for train lovers. The largest steam train ever build and the strongest diesel ever... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ck55w
BIG Trains

This is a must see in Omaha. It is amazing to read about how they got the "Big Boy" up to the top... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great stop for train lovers. The largest steam train ever build and the strongest diesel ever made.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ck55w
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a must see in Omaha. It is amazing to read about how they got the "Big Boy" up to the top of the hill overlooking the interstate. It is in a perfect spot for everyone to see as they drive by. Several steps...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 705michaelc705
Reviewed November 27, 2018

The park is located across the parking lot from Lauritzen Gardens and up the stairs or ramp. It is quite small but love seeing the old engines up close. The view of the area from this park is spectacular.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank showmemo61
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

My husband loves trains so we finally made the trip to see the Big Boy!!!! Great view and lots of Nebraska history. The 6900 Centennial engine is also there. It is a steep walk with many steps.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane S
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

The two historical trains here were pretty awesome to see and the views from here over the interstate and over the city were neat, too. We parked for free at the Lauritzen Gardens (which is a nice place to visit, too) and climbed the tall...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 2doglady
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We recently visited Kenefick Park as part of our tram tour based out of Lauritzen Gardens. While you can get off the tram and check out the trains, then get back on another tram as it visits the spot, you can also walk up the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

To say the trains there are big is a wild understatement. Don't just drive by and think you have seen this sight. You have to go to the site and stand next to the trains. Ridiculous how big these are. Also great views from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank clinth570
Reviewed August 28, 2018

It is not often that one gets a chance to stand beside a behemoth like the Big Boy Locomotive. A view from a distance will not give you the proper sense of scale. What a marvel of American ingenuity and manufacturing. The walk up the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BBDY
Reviewed August 24, 2018

We have past this park on I-80 for years on our way to Denver to visit family. Today we went to see the Big Boy and the largest diesel locomotive made, for Union Pacific. There is a team you can take because they are at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank teklamom
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We walked up the big staircase to see the train engines after visiting the botanical gardens. Although we were there just a short time, it was worth it to see the trains close up. We had seen them from the interstate driving into Omaha. However,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Sarah C | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge for Kenefick Park to see the trains. The only charge is if you want to visit the botanical gardens which share a parking lot. Parking is free.
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