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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
+1 402-444-5071
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Midwest history at it's best

Beautiful and historical museum full of Omaha and Nebraska history. Great location right next to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CharleB2018
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Kansas City, Missouri
Very impressive architecture!

Love the architecture. The benches are part of the climate control! The floors are original and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexander C
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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 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
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+1 402-444-5071
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and historical museum full of Omaha and Nebraska history. Great location right next to the Old Market in downtown.

Thank CharleB2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the architecture. The benches are part of the climate control! The floors are original and still look very impressive.

Thank Alexander C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to visit The Durham Museum to learn a little history about the area and I was shocked when I saw such a stunning building.  It’s the old Union Pacific Station; when the company became a freight train service, the station closed and was turned...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great historical venue for the early days of the Railroad from pictures, clothing, and life size equipment

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend about three hours touring this unique Museum. It's a place you can go to several times and see something new and different each time. Lots of fun and informative exhibits. They have something that will appeal to visitors of all ages!

Thank Eric M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister lives in Omaha and over the years we've visited the Durham museum several times. Most recently was at the end of last summer. This museum is in the Union Station and has a focus on trains among other things. It is a Smithsonian...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum! The stable exhibits are interesting and give a lot of Omaha's history. The traveling exhibits are often something all ages can enjoy. Our grandchildren especially enjoy the train engines and coaches. Every December they have the most beautiful Christmas tree...More

Thank Valerie M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No matter how many times we visit the Durham Museum something new catches our eye. The special exhibits are exceptional and children of all ages love the trains and streetcar. Listening to the historical recordings makes one feel as though you were present in the...More

Thank martaw98
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome affordable and educational. Family friendly. Love The exhibits... the history of Omaha.. and the trains.

Thank Nikky B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As easterners, we have enjoyed plenty of exposure to the Colonial period up through the Revolutionary War. This trip to the Durham Museum provided an excellent presentation of the role that midwest Omaha, and adjacent Council Bluffs, played in the opening of the west.

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My kids have enjoyed this museum since they were toddlers. A lot to see and experience. Real train cars to go through, and exhibits change on a regular basis. This museum has something for every age group.
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