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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
+1 402-444-5071
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Interesting Train Museum and History of Omaha

This museum is the former Omaha Union Station. Beautiful Art Deco architecture, with a real soda... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Valerie066
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Overland Park, Kansas
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The Durham Museum is an ok museum. I have gone to various different events and they always try to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
creutzel38
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Omaha, Nebraska
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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
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is the former Omaha Union Station. Beautiful Art Deco architecture, with a real soda fountain, and bronze life size figures of life in the 30s & 40s. There are interesting displays and rooms that depict Omaha's history. A full size train that you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Durham Museum is an ok museum. I have gone to various different events and they always try to make it fun using the wonderful building they have.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't had this much fun in a museum in a long time. We stopped in for an hour before our flight and wish we had more time. The entry foyer with the main room of the old Union Station is a beautiful piece of...More

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

We are so glad you came! Those darn raccoons! :) Thanks so much for the kind review!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made a stop by this museum at the recommendation of my friends here on Trip Advisor! We went on a Saturday afternoon, not really knowing what to expect. Parking was super easy (and free) near the entrance, which was a great start. The museum itself...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I enjoyed our visit to the museum. Start with a tour of the main hall area before venturing to the lower portion. Listen to the statues tell their stories. What lies beneath is massive information of a varied study of the Omaha area....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Durham is located in the old central train station of Omaha. Not only the building is beautiful, but they added sculptures of travellers in the station, and even a cashier, which let you fill like time didn't stop... they also have nice train exibition,...More

Thank Tallule
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are Into the history of the Midwest and how the Midwest were connected by train (Union Pacific) this place is a must visit. At the end, there is a funny “dead or alive” challenge you should try, to how you would deal with...More

Thank Hyggeonkel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The art deco building and features are beautiful and wonderfully kept... the exhibits are always worth the trip! A must do for any trip to Omaha!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Great experience for all ages. Loved the preservation of the building. There was a fun educational event to participate in.

Thank Marsha R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you enter this marvelous Art Deco train station and walk by some of the manakins, you can stop and listen to them talking. I listened to the woman trying to purchase a $2.00 ticket and as she got nervous, so did I. Great beginning...More

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I am unable to answer your question. I was a visitor from out of state. I would check the museum website or call the museum.
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