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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
402 444 5071
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Ranked #3 of 53 Attractions in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Omaha
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our whole family loves Durham Museum. Our great-granddaughter loves to wander through the train, over and over. Fabulous displays to explore (yes, you can go through and sit in the Indian lodge, teepee, etc.). Tons of history (and memories). Plus a huge beautifully decorated Christmas tree during the holidays.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Be transported to a different era - that of train travel. This step back in time allows you to learn, and ultimately appreciate, what it was like to travel by train. As a "member", I enjoy the changing exhibits - they are top-notch (for example, one was from the Smithsonian Institute). Always a treat to take the time to experience.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a fabulous museum. It gives a really different perspective on history than what one gets on the East Coast. Many interactive displays and all are very interesting.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a wonderful place to take visitors, family, friends, relatives to enjoy a lot of history plus a good view of what Omaha from the past. There are displays that are constantly being updated or changed and there are exhibits that come for a short time and are very interesting to view. This is a place to go for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

This museum has a really nice variety of exhibits as well as nice collection of train cars. Enjoyable to visit and staff is very helpful.

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Hayward, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

They were setting up for their gala fundraiser, so there was a bit of mayhem on the main floor. A manager apologized for the distraction. My husband was in railroading for 36 years, and he really enjoyed the related exhibits. My fave? The Pullman cars. Much of interest for all ages. I was able to locate the old Hotel Wellington... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I load rail cars for the company I work for, So it was a class and tour of the museum. Provided by U P railroad. I love old trains, so I really enjoyed the museum. When my son gets a little older I'll take him for a boys day out at this museum.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The exhibits that show Omaha and Nebraska history are first rate and deserve to be on every family's "must do" list. The old Omaha streetcar really gives a nostalgic feeling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Been here a number of times of the years. Like how the change up the theme from time to time. It makes you want to come back and see what is new.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I love to visit the Durham Museum. It is housed in the former Union Pacific Station, and when I enter the old station, I am taken back to my childhood when my mother and I would arrive at the station in the middle of the night on the City of Portland. We would wait for my grandparents to come to... More 

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