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The Durham Museum

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Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
Phone Number: 402 444 5071
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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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The Durham Museum

I really enjoyed the train exhibits and my granddaughter loved the lost egypt exhibit. The day we were there they also re-enacted an Old Wild West Shootout which was interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the train exhibits and my granddaughter loved the lost egypt exhibit. The day we were there they also re-enacted an Old Wild West Shootout which was interesting for the children. There were plenty of activities for the children that particular day. The guides are very pleasant and informative

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It is so generous of our city's philanthropists to have refurbished and keep up the Durham Museum. One step inside and you are taken back to the time when our ancestors walked in to board a train. High, high ceilings, art-deco decor, a train to tour, at Christmas time, a 30 foot tree with all the trimmings, classes for kids... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Being the former Union Station it is a good tribute to the development of the Transcontinental Railway in the US. You can enter a rail car and re-live the experience of train travel.

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Cross Lanes, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Visited on Saturday and had a great time looking at all the exhibits. The train station hall is beautifully restored and statues placed around the great hall make for fun pictures along with automated messages and stories from times past. Being able to go through train cars on the lower level is interesting along with many exhibits to explore. While... More 

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Inside Omaha Union Station, this museum takes you back to the golden age of rail travel. The great hall has been restored in all it's Art Deco glory. There is period neon signage and a operating soda fountain. At track level are 3 passenger cars to explore. The exhibits are well done and tell the history of Omaha and westward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This museum is very nice! Located in the former Union Station, it is a great combination of local culture, history, and private information. Also with the railway exhibit and the added Egyptian exhibit (at the time) it was a great way to spend a few hours! Also. A great thing about this museum is the hours, practically everything else is... More 

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Blair, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Wonder place to visit. Many different exhibits offered at different times.Saw a 70's exhibit that was really good. Fun to see all the stuff we had as teens and younger.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a beautiful museum--lots of very interesting exhibits, a place for little ones to get "hands-on", good gift shop, fun retro soda-fountain and candy shop.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not so hidden, actually. It is the Omaha Union Station turned into a museum. It seems to go on forever! I don't think I saw everything. The train is great to walk through. The museum has been set up in rooms that allow a visual history of Omaha. The upper level is the train station. It is Art Deco, which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We try to visit the Durham once ot twice a year. It's the great place to take out of town guests to get an overview of the city. Former Union Pacific train station. Statues depicting passengers and employees realistic. I took the train many times when it was running, so enjoy the history aspect. However, the traveling exhibit on Egypt... More 

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Additional Information about The Durham Museum

Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
Phone Number: 402 444 5071
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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