Omaha, Nebraska: Geese Flight, Wagon Train, Stampede

Much more than geese; the sculpture includes a wagon train and a buffalo stampede. Dozens of bronze animals, spread over six city blocks; some pieces weigh up to six tons.

Address:
101 S 16th St, Omaha, NE
Directions:
Downtown. The sculpture begins on the north side of Capitol Ave. between N. 14th and N. 15th Sts. After that, follow the stampede and the geese to 16th St and Dodge.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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Pioneer wagon.

Pioneer Courage Park

I agree this is definitely worth a detour. The detail in amazing, right down to the eyelashes on the oxen.

[Roy Luker, 12/31/2020]

The six-block-long bronze sculpture includes a buffalo stampede, a flight of geese, and a wagon stuck in mud.

Wagon train.

Pioneer Courage Park

At 1601 Dodge Street in downtown Omaha there are larger-than-life Conestoga wagons and human figures heading west, with realistic facial expressions! One of the four wagons is twelve feet tall, and you can see the smiling children and the looks of grim determination on the adults.

There's free street parking on Sunday.

[Joe Teeples, 12/29/2020]

Wagon sculpture.

Wagon Train Sculpture

We only had time to see the wagon train part of this sculpture in downtown Omaha (next time I plan to see the bison and geese). These sculptures are larger than life and the detail of each is exceptional. Do take the time to park your car and walk around each sculpture -- it's well worth your time.

[Nancy Mac, 10/12/2019]

Geese sculpture.

Geese Fly into a Building

The wagon train is life size and runs through a park and onward for blocks. We drove the streets following the progression (Watch for traffic! We discovered it on a weekend). One of the most interesting things we stumbled across in two drives around the country.

[Deacon742, 03/01/2016]

Geese in flight.

Geese Flying into a Building

Officially titled "Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness," this sculpture is unique. It starts off with a wagon train, which then stampedes a herd of bison, which then flushes a flock of Canadian geese. The geese then take off and fly into the First National Tower. The sculpture covers six city blocks, and consists of over 100 pieces which weigh up to six tons. The majority of the sculpture is outside, except for the geese that are inside the First National Tower; they're only accessible during business hours.

[David, 08/07/2013]

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