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The Durham Museum

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

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The museum is located in what used to be the Union Station railway depot. The building is beautifully restored and the displays well planned and laid out. One of the locals that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is located in what used to be the Union Station railway depot. The building is beautifully restored and the displays well planned and laid out. One of the locals that I met there said they come with their young son almost every week.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Durham has excellent local history and railway memorabilia, as well as excellent traveling exhibits. Located in the historic Union Station, especially good for a visit around the holidays--an immense Christmas tree, as well as international trees. Great place.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard that it's beautiful during the holidays, but what intrigued me had nothing to do with Christmas. The train station is beautiful, and the history of Omaha is displayed so well at the Durham. We learned a lot while we were there. Didn't visit the soda fountain but it was a nice touch.

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Thank Marionfive
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The soda fountain has good, if limited, food, but the service was warm and friendly. Don't miss the old train cars and the model train downstairs. There are a number of changing exhibits that were very well done. One of Omaha's gems. Pair it with a trip across the river to Council Bluffs to the Union Pacific museum for a... More 

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Urbandale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for all ages. The building architecture is just beautiful. Going through the train cars was very interesting. Lots to look at. Worth it!

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Conyers, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first ever visit. Very enjoyable and very informative especially on prohibition and the history of Omaha. I failed to notice an area at the entrance that you could hang up your coat and ended up toting mine throughout our visit. I would recommend this museum to my friends.

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to visit the ethnic international Christmas tree display, but was disappointed there were only about a dozen on display and rather small was expecting much more. Surprised the amount the displays that focused on prohibition. More adult centered versus young children. The big plus...free parking!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beyond being a train station museum, it was a nice and thorough look at history in Nebraska. The art deco style of the original building was just a wonder to look at.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A morning was too short to visit the entire place. But this former train station has a lot to teach about american history.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Amazing building! Look around at the walls and up to the ceiling--really impressive. Save some time for the old fashioned soda bar. The permanent displays are nostalgic and the current display on Prohibition was very interactive. Lots to see and do for a variety of ages.

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