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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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Cute park for Big Boy Train lovers. Free!

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Peanut977
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Johnston, Iowa
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Johnston, Iowa
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134 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Omaha, NE
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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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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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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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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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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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Thank CycloneIowa
Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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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Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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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