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Big Trains

To say the trains there are big is a wild understatement. Don't just drive by and think you have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Clint H
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Worth it for both the trains and the views

It is not often that one gets a chance to stand beside a behemoth like the Big Boy Locomotive. A... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BBDY
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West Milford, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To say the trains there are big is a wild understatement. Don't just drive by and think you have seen this sight. You have to go to the site and stand next to the trains. Ridiculous how big these are. Also great views from the...More

Thank Clint H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not often that one gets a chance to stand beside a behemoth like the Big Boy Locomotive. A view from a distance will not give you the proper sense of scale. What a marvel of American ingenuity and manufacturing. The walk up the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have past this park on I-80 for years on our way to Denver to visit family. Today we went to see the Big Boy and the largest diesel locomotive made, for Union Pacific. There is a team you can take because they are at...More

Thank teklamom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up the big staircase to see the train engines after visiting the botanical gardens. Although we were there just a short time, it was worth it to see the trains close up. We had seen them from the interstate driving into Omaha. However,...More

Thank Lovtorun
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Our grandsons are true train lovers. Thomas the train is right here greeting people to Nebraska as they sit over looking the interstate. Very cool trains though. Grandsons knew which was was a steam engine and which one wasn't. Free attraction.

Thank trooper198
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Arrive at Lauritzen gardens, park in their carpark and turn 180° away from the glasshouse and climb the big exterior staircase to see the biggest steam engine & biggest diesel ever made in the US. You can get within 1 foot of them for photos....More

1  Thank aussiewanderers
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Came to see the Lauritzen Gardens and glad we got to see this also. You can't imagine how big a Big Boy is till you are standing next to it.

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 22 July 2018

My kid is a train nerd. So he geeked out on the big locos, especially Big Boy. Informative and fun for him. Although he said he already know all the information. <eyeroll>.

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 7 June 2018

After climbing the long staircase you get up close and personal with the trains. Its amazing to see how big they are and to learn their history. The view is also very nice because you can see the Missouri River and into Iowa.

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This is worthwhile. It should not take more than an hour. The train locomotives are HUGE once you are next to them. Plus you can read interesting stuff about Omaha’s railroad history.

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