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“Kodak moments in downtown Omaha”

First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park
Ranked #10 of 131 things to do in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

The sculptures flow thru multiple blocks of downtown Omaha...amazingly lifelike..one needs to walk the sculpture trail..like the way a buffalo appears to come out of a building wall. Each time we saw more of the sculptures. First time we missed the aerial sculptures of geese in flight..the light plays on the sculptures at different times of day and season. Great example of public art display..great exhibit of sacrifices the settlers endured with their wagons and journey.

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

All I can say is wow! These statues are a-m-a-z-i-n-g! It only takes about 30 minutes to fully enjoy these beauties, stop on your way to the pedestrian bridge.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Park your car and get out and walk among the pioneers. You can feel their struggles and hardships as well as their courage. They are very detailed and researched to be accurate. We always bring out of town friends to see this gem and it is especially good to show to children and people from countries outside the US. Share our heritage.

3  Thank maxpacks
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

These sculptures of pioneers in the middle of the city are fantastic and so detailed! You should walk around each one and marvel at the artistry.

2  Thank Annette P
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We happened to drive by the sculpture and returned another day to see it up close. You could get near enough to walk among the pieces and to touch them. This really gave a sense of scale- like how huge the oxen were and how small the wagons were, especially considering what they held for the journey and for the start of the pioneers' new lives. The pieces are also very detailed. You could see the things they carried, how their clothing was constructed, the expressions on their faces. I also liked the way that domesticated and wild animals were incorporated in this piece. (Make sure you follow the buffalo to the geese- we almost missed them). Maybe we missed it,but it would have been nice if there was information on plants, especially pointing out if any of them were native plants of the pioneer time.

2  Thank T S
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