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The Durham Museum

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Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
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Visited museum on April 20/17. The old art deco Union Pacific station, opened in 1931, handled 10,000 passengers a day "back in the day", closed in 1971, a quite magnificent... read more

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited museum on April 20/17. The old art deco Union Pacific station, opened in 1931, handled 10,000 passengers a day "back in the day", closed in 1971, a quite magnificent example of this architectural style, forms the basis of the museum. Different exhibits display railway history, settler history, American Indian history, art, Smithsonian room, and much more. A must visit... More 

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Newton, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Put this on our itinerary when we visited Omaha because they had a traveling exhibit of 1970's photography and my wife has a passion for photography. The museum is inside the Omaha Union Station and that alone would be worth the price of admission. t is almost the same as it was when trains were the main form of transportation.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to visit with any age group. My grandsons teens and younger love it as well. Must do if you are visiting in the area

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had so much fun over 20 nations present explaining and showing many Christmas traditions. Food and entertainment and fun. 50 foot Christmas Tree with Mr & Mrs Santa. They also had a very large presentation on proabition. Took a gteat picture of myself and Al Capone

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Thank Mario M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to the museum a couple times. My kids enjoy the trains. I've been to several other museums that keep the family's interest a lot better. If we really take out time to read everything we are still some in less than 2 hours.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Durham was a must see as we planned our two-day trip to Omaha using our TripAdvisor Things to Do listing. We arrived there just before noon and found some event taking place with media attending. It turns out that the museum was formally announcing their being placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Makes sense, seeing as this... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Omaha and keep coming back here because of the changing exhibits. Not gonna lie, the train cars that I get to walk through every time keep me coming back as well!

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1 Thank Stacy E
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the main floor for the historical setting of a railroad station in years past. I can almost imagine what the crowd would be like. You can walk through an actual passenger train, with the observation car, sleepers, and general passenger car. The exhibits change periodically, so there is always a reason to return.

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1 Thank Pam H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like to come once a year to see what's new at the station and this was a great one! The architecture is always amazing and the trains are fun. Lots of great Omaha history. I'd say this is a definite for any Omaha trip.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I dropped in as I had a couple of hours to kill, and was well rewarded. It gives a rich and detailed view on the history of the city of Omaha. I was able to get in for free (today 8 and tomorrow 9 April).

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