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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
+1 402-444-5071
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Amazing Step into the Past

The Durham Museum is a step into the past. As soon as you walk in, you're transported to a time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sabrina Z
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Fargo, North Dakota
Wonderfully Done

This museum was once a bustling train station. When you walk into the main entrance you can imagine... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bob S
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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 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
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Reviewed yesterday

The Durham Museum is a step into the past. As soon as you walk in, you're transported to a time long since passed as you enter a beautiful train station and explore passenger cars, and belly up to an old fashioned soda counter. This is...More

Thank Sabrina Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum was once a bustling train station. When you walk into the main entrance you can imagine what this place was like when travel by train was popular. There are various displays throughout the museum and as our children were growing up we attended...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit started off wonderfully, as the woman who sold us our tickets had a beautiful accent, and she was so kind! The station is so well preserved and the spy exhibit/game was fun for all ages. There are many interesting relics and authentic time-period...More

Thank chandlerbing17
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to experience the past or experience your past experiences when in Omaha. The objects or the exhibits provide the visual and feel of the past during your visit. The environment you enter can carry the visitors into a physical senses of time...More

Thank 717stewarta
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited the Durham Museum several times, and it's one of our favorite places to take visitors. This former Union Pacific train station saw thousands of US troops travel through here during WWII, and the beautifully restored building is a wonderful example of art deco...More

Thank R7147SWmarkc
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is only in the preservation of modern historical buildings (complete with exhibits of the way the station functioned), taht younger generations will be able to get a true feel for the lofe and times of their "olds". Entering this beautiful Art Deco Railway Station...More

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum provides you a very nice history of Omaha. The best part is the architecture inside the main train station. They have done an amazing job with the restoration. Walking through the old railroad cars downstairs is also a treat.

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 1 week ago

All fans of history should go do the Durham Museum. It is so interesting to see the history of Omaha, Nebraska.

Thank Kkelsey K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 4 hours enjoying the history of the city and the area. Would like to come back. Nice shops and cafe as well.

Thank BenteZeline
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have done a ton of enhancements since the last time I was there. This is such a great history of Omaha in the time I was a child the exhibits just take me back in a flash.

Thank Emil T
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smitty713
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Depending on the theme and focus of current and upcoming themes and events donations will be considered.
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Selene S
20 December 2015|
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Response from somanytravels | Reviewed this property |
i agree 3 to 4 hours is good. current exhibits are always wonderful. the christmas tree is a must see before the year ends.
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BlondieBe
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I cut and pasted this from their web site. Members: FREE! (Not a member? Join online) Adults: $9.00 Seniors (62+): $7.00 Children (ages 3 - 12): $6.00 Children 2 years and under FREE 0 seconds ago
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