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Kenefick Park

100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108-1752
+1 402-346-4002
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Big from the freeway, Humongous up close.

Have seen these locomotives from Interstate 80 on several occasions. The look impressive on the... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Harrison, Nebraska
via mobile
Huge trains atop a hill

There are two huge trains up here...possibly the biggest of their kind to have been used during... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Omaha, NE
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108-1752
+1 402-346-4002
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Have seen these locomotives from Interstate 80 on several occasions. The look impressive on the hill. Upon arrival at the park, I became aware of the size. Both engines ( The steam locomotive and the newer diesel) are the largest if their kind ever made!...More

1  Thank RangerAJ
Reviewed 20 March 2017

There are two huge trains up here...possibly the biggest of their kind to have been used during their time periods. On the way up there are posters that talk about Omaha history. My favorite one explains that the first ski lift was built and tested...More

1  Thank jeremy_jeremy
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you like trains there are two you can get a close look at the Kenefick Park. The"Big Boy" steam engine is impressive. There is a little bit of a railroad and UP history you can learn about if it is your cup of tea....More

1  Thank Ukmc2001
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Climb the long (but pretty easy) staircase that begins in the mutual parking area with the botanical garden (which is also a great place to visit in season). At the top of the stairs are kiosk displays and locomotives available to observe up close. They...More

1  Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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!

1  Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 21 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.

1  Thank Izlander
Reviewed 17 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...More

1  Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank DennisinOhio
Reviewed 24 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.

1  Thank Peanut977
Reviewed 13 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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