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First National's Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park
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Very well done.

This little park, Pioneers Courage Park, is located in the downtown area surrounded by tall... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob S
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Omaha, Nebraska
love this park

This park pulls you back in time and gives you a view of what it must of been like to travel across... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
abby561312
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This little park, Pioneers Courage Park, is located in the downtown area surrounded by tall building and businesses. If you are in the area, you need to park the car and visit the park. The displays are wonderfully done. They look so realistic that it seems as if they could come to life. The walk to see all of the displays is short so take the time to walk the site and enjoy all of the sculptures. It's truly a nice little place to relax and ponder what it was like to have truly traveled this area during the pioneer days. A very nice use of space that could have ended up as a business location or another parking lot.

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This park pulls you back in time and gives you a view of what it must of been like to travel across the country in a wagon.

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Didn’t know anything about this place, I spotted the bison out near our hotel and walked over to take a photo. I was delighted then to be led on and on through the most amazing sculptures! There are birds high up on walls and lamps, a bison bursting through the corner of a building and then there are the most amazing tableaux of pioneer families crossing the park with all their belongings - I don’t think you could ever tire of looking at these, there is just so much detail. Absolutely stunning

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

This is really a beautiful spot at night, with its fountains. It is part of the same overall monument as the Pioneer Courage park down the street. It is best to take them both in as a unit. But if you need a beautiful place to sit and think things through at night in downtown Omaha, this is the place.

1  Thank BRFrequent
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

These sculptures are sooo detailed. They really show the struggles of the old West being changed as mankind moved in. Nice for all ages. I would recommend allowing some time to truly enjoy it all. Just watch the kids because it's in the middle of the busy city's roadways. We went in the evening.

Thank debi s
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Omaha has a rich history of western expansion that is captured at these sites. Thanks to FNB for capturing history with amazing animal sculptures.

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

There is a great story that this tells and you should start at the World Herald and end at First National Tower to experience it. Walk among the figures and think about how it might have been in 1850.

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Surprising and remarkable in the middle of downtown. Beautiful full size buffalo, stagecoach and people

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

This is a lovely piece of art to depict what early visitors to the area looked like, experienced, etc. But, it is a little bit of a walk from other downtown Omaha sites.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

This is an instillation of large scale realistic sculptures, which appear to be bronze, depicting the pioneer movement across the Midwest by covered wagon in the mid 1900s. While each individual piece is impressive, the entire collection is spread around downtown Omaha making it rathe difficult to view or appreciate them as a whole. If you are a fan of traditional sculpture, this is for you. It is not particularly innovative, as it reinforces and supports what most people think of when they think of pioneers crossing the Great Plains in mid-nineteenth century.

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