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Kenefick Park

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Address: 100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108-1752
Phone Number: 4023464002
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Must see for railroad aficionados

To get to the park, drive to the Lauritzen Gardens and park in their lot (you can park for free). Head up the big staircase across the parking lot from the Gardens, and at the top... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Wanderlust777
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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516 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

To get to the park, drive to the Lauritzen Gardens and park in their lot (you can park for free). Head up the big staircase across the parking lot from the Gardens, and at the top you'll find interesting signage about Omaha's railroad in history plus two enormous Union Pacific train engines (one steam and one diesel) perched on the... More 

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Long Island, New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful welcome to omaha. Went up to see the trains and also the gardens. It was magnificent. Well worth getting off the highway. And had some roasted corn at their cornfest

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Thank Lifeisahighway698
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

worth the trip up the long stairway to read the history of the railroad here in NE-IA. and the view - SPECTACULAR Take the time next visit to Lauritzen Gardens. (right next door)

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Thank dkcharms
Iowa
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a brief walk we were rewarded with a great view. The informational plaques were informative and the trains were awesome. Our son loved exploring the trains.

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Thank CycloneIowa
Oklahoma City
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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The train displays are very impressive. The informational plaques on the walk up were interesting. The lookout platform had very picturesque views of Omaha. The landscaping in the area is very well done and maintained. Great photo opportunities.

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Thank compton49er
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Lots of stairs to climb, so beware. But perfect to stretch legs after driving. Great display. Overlooks interstate. Breathtaking.

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Thank Joanie M
Waverly, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Union Pacific did a great job building Kenefick Park and we always stop there to the the centennial and the big-boy. Aside from the locos and the great view there isn't much else to do though so it is great for young kids, but will probably be a shorter stop. TIP: Lauritzen Gardens is right at the bottom of the... More 

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Thank Matt G
Peru, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Just passing through to Denver, we got off for a short bit to see the park mainly to see the Big Boy and DDA40X engines on display. There is plenty on the history of the railroad especially pertaining to Omaha and Nebraska. There are good views of the valley and those engines are in museum quality shape. The kids will... More 

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Thank John W
Olathe, Kansas
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This park is a tribute to the Union Pacific Railroad. This is part of Lauritzen Gardens and has on display two of the grand locomotives that crossed the west. You'll see the largest diesel locomotive the Centennial No. 6900 and the biggest of them all - Big Boy No. 4023. The stone walls, interpretive displays and sculptures are well done... More 

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Thank Jennifer S
Prairie Village, Kansas
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This park has two of the largest locomotives ever built for the US - one coal fired and one diesel. It is also "co-located" with the Lauritzen Botanical Gardens.

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