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Kenefick Park

100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108-1752
+1 402-346-4002
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Peaceful park

Visited Kenefict primarily to see the Big Boy train. Fascinating history associated with it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michael J
Green Valley, Arizona
Up Close and Personal

The bigger-than-life locomotives are right there in front of you, to touch, smell and marvel at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108-1752
+1 402-346-4002
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Kenefict primarily to see the Big Boy train. Fascinating history associated with it. Worth the visit.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bigger-than-life locomotives are right there in front of you, to touch, smell and marvel at their bulk. The setting provides a nice view of the Missouri River too. Great site for railroad buffs ... and FREE!

Thank lheadley
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We almost skipped this little free gem. The day we visited Kenefick Park it was chilly and overcast, we were heading out at the end of our vacation and therefore a bit tired, and we had read reviews about there being a lot of stairs...More

Thank Cindy447
Reviewed 28 April 2017

See a Union Pacific Big Boy Engine and a Centennial Engine (1969) in one place. Panoramic view of Council Bluffs from Omaha. This is THE PLACE for railroad history buffs.

1  Thank E8269QVbarbarab
Reviewed 8 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 21 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 24 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 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.

1  Thank Izlander
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