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Kenefick Park

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Address: 100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108-1752
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Cool place

Love the two engines and the views are spectacular. The history of the railroad is embedded in the walls and walkway. Botanical gardens are also cool and right in the same... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2017
Izlander
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Omaha, Nebraska
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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great park to take in a bit of history. They also have concerts in this park in the summer months so bring a blanket and some wine!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Love the two engines and the views are spectacular. The history of the railroad is embedded in the walls and walkway. Botanical gardens are also cool and right in the same parking lot.

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Thank Izlander
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not only can you get close to a couple of well restored UP trains, but the views from the lookout area will have you amazed at how beautiful this part of Omaha/Council Bluffs area is. This is a FREE part to visit funded by the Kenefick Family and volunteers.

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Thank Wendy H
New Carlisle, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The largest ever built steam locomotive stands nose to nose with the largest ever built diesel locomotive, high atop a bluff rising over the I-80 entrance into Omaha. While you trek up to the site, make sure you also visit the Botanical Gardens right alongside and the best zoo in America just a few miles away.

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Thank DennisinOhio
Johnston, Iowa
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171 reviews
82 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Cute little park with 2 trains, one of which is a Big Boy. The park talks about the history of these trains and over looks the interstate and river on the IA/NE boarder.

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Thank Peanut977
Omaha, NE
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47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Worth a visit before you head into the Lauritzen Gardens. Up close and personal with Big Boy Steam Engine and the Union Pacific Engine. Great no matter what age.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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224 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 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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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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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81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 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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