Railroad Days 2009
 

LAURITZEN GARDENS
100 Bancroft, Omaha, NE 68108
(402) 346-4002
www.lauritzengardens.org

During Railroad Days, botanical meets mechanical at Lauritzen Gardens. Get up close and personal with two of the greatest locomotives to ever power Union Pacific Railroad at Kenefick Park. Stand in awe at Centennial No. 6900, one of the most powerful diesel-electric locomotives ever built, and Big Boy No. 4023, one of the world’s largest steam locomotives. Visit the model railroad garden to discover seven bridge-chugging, tunnel-zooming G-scale train lines winding through replicas of Omaha’s favorite landmarks. Fun is just around the bend with free rides on board the popular Union Pacific miniature train, an innovative scale model of a 900-series locomotive. Children can also enjoy complimentary rides on a classic 1949 King Amusement Company On-Track Train Ride as it chugs along tracks across the scenic festival garden patio. With model train exhibits, railroad ditties from entertainer Paul Siebert, as well as children’s activities and 100 acres of display gardens, there is plenty to capture the visitors’ imagination and celebrate all things train and track.