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The Durham Museum

Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
Phone Number: 402 444 5071
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Ranked #4 of 189 things to do 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The Durham Museum is in the renovated Omaha train station. The museum has special exhibits in addition to the standard exhibits. Check out the Union Pacific train exhibit and interactive activities with your kids. The history of Omaha exhibit is good for visitors and everyone loves the soda fountain.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a first class zoo for any city, let alone a mid sized city like Omaha! So worth a visit with kids or just adults can enjoy seeing the animals and the park like setting. Don't miss the Imax and the safari lift ride.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My kids and grandkids loved the exhibits at the Durham, something for everyone. We had lunch at the diner which is reasonably priced. A must see when in Omaha.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

when my wife and i stayed at harrah's casino in council bluffs, we took a trip across the missouri river to the durham museum in omaha nebraska. we had been there a couple of times before, but this time was right after the new year started. the christmas tree was still up and gigantic. they have so many exhibits to... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Its a nice museum, but its sort of random. I think its a great place for kids (the science discovery room is fun) but its light on actual history and context for those who want more than entertainment.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It has a great collection of local memorabilia and regularly offers temporary exhibits. Some of the temporary exhibits have other activities associated... lectures, receptions etc. These are all presented in the incredible art-deco railroad terminal that was nearly lost to redevelopment. We go for the "big Xmas tree" at the holidays and for many other offerings. A favorite was "rock... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very well kept and interesting museum. It can be navigated quickly or you can take your time and browse. I think that the walk through a UP passenger train from a time before air travel was very interesting. Being able to see the dining car and the overall luxury of the experience was unexpected for me. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Well done museum. Probably would only go there once but there is a display that changes. Very educational but a little high on price at 9 a person with no military discount.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Really liked the museum and the way it was laid out. Really enjoyed learning more about the history of Omaha. The building is very beautiful definitely worth a visit.

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iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Very nicely done displays of Omaha and a lot of fun visual things to see for all ages. Well organized and very clean and attractive.

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