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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
+1 402-444-5071
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Nice way to learn about Omaha

Great museum in a the grand train station. Learned the history of the city in this surprisingly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ericraheem
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Mount Kisco, New York
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Do not miss this!

My time was limited so I opted not to visit the museum (which I regret) but I enjoyed seeing the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TRVLBug58
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Union City, California
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Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at the historic Durham Museum. Opened in 1931, Union Station was built by Union Pacific Railroad as the showpiece to the city of its headquarters. Considered one of Omaha’s most unique treasures, and now an official National Historic Landmark, the station is one of the best examples of art deco architecture in the country. The Durham Museum offers unique, hands-on learning for people of all ages. Enjoy an extraordinary array of permanent exhibits including restored train cars, 1940’s storefronts, HO Model trains, numerous artifacts showing the history of the region and the Byron Reed collection, which includes some of the world’s rarest coins and documents. During your stay be sure to stop by the authentic soda fountain and enjoy a phosphate or malt. There are also impressive temporary exhibitions through The Durham’s affiliation with the Smithsonian and close ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives, and Chi
  • Excellent69%
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train station” (135 reviews)
“soda fountain” (164 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
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+1 402-444-5071
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great museum in a the grand train station. Learned the history of the city in this surprisingly large museum. Worth the visit!

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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting and for the review!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

My time was limited so I opted not to visit the museum (which I regret) but I enjoyed seeing the beautiful art deco architecture of the Omaha Union Station.

Thank TRVLBug58
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

A great reason to come back! Thanks for the kind review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I reckon this one has something for everyone. Extremely family friendly. As someone who knew very little about the history of Omaha, I learnt SO much in a 90 minute visit, that just flew by. You could probably spend 3 hours there, no problem Very...More

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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review! We glad you enjoyed the museum and hope we see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from its many great architectural and regular exhibits, I like to visit each year for their summer exhibit. This year it's the American Adventure taking you thru a maze where you are questioned and given hands on opportunities to see whether you'd survive as...More

Thank Mundesley
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the feedback! We appreciate you making us an annual stop! Hope you come again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beside the excellent history of the Omaha area, there are traveling displays that are interactive. It is easy to take young ones here and they are never tired of the experience.

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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review! Hope to see you back at the museum soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This train station has been restored beautifully with so much original beauty, including the old ticket windows. Downstairs is a wonderful museum with several intact trains to walk through. We spent about 3 hours looking through all of the history exhibits & enjoyed it.

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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting the museum! We hope you will be back soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a nice set up of a train that people can walk through. There could be more exhibits, but not sure if there is any extra room to add them. There is a soda fountain that is a nice place to stop and try...More

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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting! We hope you will be back again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A gem in downtown Omaha! History comes alive at this Museum, once busy train station where the east met west. I actually left that station as a small child and remember the bustle, the sounds of the announcements about trains coming and going. The Durham...More

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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

WOW! We are blushing :) Thank you for sharing your memories and being a fan of the museum!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Durham Museum several times. They change there special exhibits regularly. If you want to learn a little bit about Nebraska and there begins with trains, this is the place to have fun doing it. We love exploring all of the different...More

Thank rektek7
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for being a fan of the museum! We appreciate your kind words and support!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic history museum. They have great exhibits. We take our kids here often. Young ones really love the trains as well.

Thank Jonathan W
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for being a fan of the museum Jonathan!

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