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The Durham Museum

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Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
Phone Number: +1 402-444-5071
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Prohibition exhibit was the best! Lov d all the information on the former Omaha beer makers.

Be sure to go now, the Christmas tree all decorated this year is the best we have seen. We went on a Tuesday, not crowded and the ice cream parlor was nice too!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Omaha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Be sure to go now, the Christmas tree all decorated this year is the best we have seen. We went on a Tuesday, not crowded and the ice cream parlor was nice too!

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Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You'll transform into a different time - early 20th century! Especially fun if you love trains and want to learn more about early transportation.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love going to the Durham each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving. We've gone for 8 years now and my boys love seeing Santa, decorating cookies, making crafts and watching the tree lighting. The Durham has other great holiday events as well. It's a must visit during the holiday season or year round.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this place, which was within walking distance from our Embassy Suites Old Market hotel. The old train station is all decked out for the holidays, and has live holiday music in the afternoons in December. Their old trains, equipment, and dioramas are great, as is the recreation of old time shops along the "train platform." They now have displays... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I especially love the Durham at Christmas. Their decorations are amazing! Although anytime of year this museum is great. They get a new attraction every few months and it's a great place to take the family.

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved visiting the exhibit on prohibition. Very informative and interesting. My husband loved the trains. We ended up sitting and chatting for quite a while with one of the museum employees about train travel. Other very interesting exhibits and building.

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Springfield, MO
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Durham Museum is housed in a former Union Station that was opened in 1931. The museum is dedicated to preserve and display the history of the region and has temporary exhibits through their partnership with Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress, National Archives, Chicago’s Field Museum and others. The museum was easy to find and parking was a breeze. If... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will not regret visiting the Durham Museum. Union Station turned into a museum. I love it so much I have a membership pass. The lobby is as it was in the 1940's, with a soda fountain at one end of the main floor and museum exhibits on the lower level that had been where you would get on the... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot more to former Omaha Union Station than railroad lore! The basement is a true representation of Omaha and Nebraska in its early years! The soda bar is worth a visit as well as the extensive gift shop. One can spend a couple of very worth while hours at this facility and parking is free!

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Thank Keith W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful historical Art Deco building with informative and interesting exhibits. Visitors can actually board most of the historic trains on display. The temporary exhibits had artifacts and information on the Prohibition era. There were also several historic collections showing life from early settlers up to the 50s and beyond. We were lucky enough to catch one of the curators on... More 

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