Pioneer Courage Park

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Pioneer Courage Park showing a statue or sculpture and a park

Statues cast in bronze and stainless steel pay homage to the many courageous and adventurous souls who laid the foundations of a nation.

Pioneer Courage Park is one of the largest sculpture parks of its kind in the U.S. The park in Downtown Omaha serves as a tribute to pioneers, tracing their journey with statues of westward wagons and families venturing into unfamiliar territory. Inspect the artistic portrayals of humans, animals and wagons to imagine the ins and outs of their journeys.

Walk beside the large sculptures to understand the many stages of the voyage west. The artistic pieces were put together by sculptors Blair Buswell and Edward Fraughton. Marvel at Buswell’s Wagon Master, representing the wagon that guided the rest of the pioneers and was responsible for supplies and management of the group.

Among the most vital and difficult duties of the wagon trains were hunting and food provision, as depicted by Fraughton’s Hunter Group. Understand the struggles of the sculpted figures, as they appear to strain to push their wagons uphill or feed their families. Their many burdens are etched in the lines on the faces of these pioneers.

Admire the use of plants and trees on a rocky mound in the center of the park, a green presence amid the skyscrapers of Omaha’s business district. At night, lights in and around the park illuminate the sculptures.

Check out the adjacent Spirit of Nebraska’s Wilderness Park, comprising 67 works by artist Kent Ullberg. Among them are depictions of bulls, cows and Canada geese taking flight.

Note how some of the bronze sculptures adorn the surrounding buildings and street signs. The park is open to the public at all times and free to enter.

Pioneer Courage Park is at the core of the Downtown Omaha district. Arrive at one of the bus stops surrounding the park, which is a 10-minute drive east from the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Visit other nearby sights including the Gene Leahy Mall, the Holland Performing Arts Center and the Lewis & Clark Landing.

Top Hotels Close to Pioneer Courage Park

Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha-Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha-Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1212 Cuming St, Omaha, NE
The price is $96 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
Located in NoDo District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hot Shops Art Center and TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. CHI Health Center Omaha and Orpheum Theater ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (978 reviews)
"2 queens suite was very large room. At the end of the hall. Super big."

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha-Downtown
Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
3 out of 5
540 S 12th St, Omaha, NE
The price is $98 per night from Feb 24 to Feb 25
Located in Old Market, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Orpheum Theater. CHI Health Center Omaha and TD Ameritrade ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (969 reviews)
"Downtown w good parking"

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
Hilton Omaha
Hilton Omaha
4 out of 5
1001 Cass St, Omaha, NE
The price is $143 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
Located in NoDo District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of CHI Health Center Omaha and TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Orpheum Theater and Creighton University ...
4/5 Very Good! (983 reviews)
"It was clean, the staff were kind, and helpful. The place was lovely"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2022

Hilton Omaha
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Best Lodging Options Near Pioneer Courage Park

Residence Inn by Marriott Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area
Residence Inn by Marriott Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area
3 out of 5
106 South 15th Street, Omaha, NE
The price is $85 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26
Residence Inn by Marriott Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area
Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
3 out of 5
540 S 12th St, Omaha, NE
The price is $98 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
Hilton Omaha
Hilton Omaha
4 out of 5
1001 Cass St, Omaha, NE
The price is $142 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
Hilton Omaha
Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha-Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha-Downtown
2.5 out of 5
1212 Cuming St, Omaha, NE
The price is $96 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
Hampton Inn & Suites Omaha-Downtown
Holiday Inn Omaha Downtown - Waterpark
Holiday Inn Omaha Downtown - Waterpark
3 out of 5
1420 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE
The price is $94 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Holiday Inn Omaha Downtown - Waterpark
Magnolia Hotel Omaha
Magnolia Hotel Omaha
4.5 out of 5
1615 Howard St, Omaha, NE
The price is $110 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
Magnolia Hotel Omaha
Hotel Deco
Hotel Deco
4.5 out of 5
1504 Harney Street, Omaha, NE
The price is $149 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Hotel Deco
EVEN Hotels Omaha Downtown, an IHG Hotel
EVEN Hotels Omaha Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2220 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE
The price is $104 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
EVEN Hotels Omaha Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown
Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown
3.5 out of 5
740 N 14th St, Omaha, NE
The price is $93 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.