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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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Great trains, great view

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Iowa
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Peru, Illinois
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289 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 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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Olathe, Kansas
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 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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Prairie Village, Kansas
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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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Thank JimB941
Omaha Nebraska
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115 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is a great place to visit, the trains are amazing to see and the display contains lots of information. There are also great views of the train yards and river. Bring your walking shoes!

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Parker, Colorado
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

After we went through the Lauritzen Gardens we walked up the hill to see the two big trains and read a little of their history. Big trains and we still wonder how they got them up there.

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Thank MJNielsen
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44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

This is such an awesome display of a Big Boy loco - over looking the interstate. You have to walk up a lot of stairs to get to the top, but it is worth it! Neat historical photos & info on the walls as you walk up. Very fitting tribute to these huge locos!

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Thank Joanie M

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