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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
402 444 5071
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Ranked #5 of 86 attractions in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Beautiful art deco architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at the historic Durham Museum. Opened in 1931, Union Station was built by the... more »
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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Super museum restored to its Art Deco elegance. Excellent static and traveling exhibits. Great family entertainment.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Coming from Kansas City with our Union Station, The Durham seemed small. The railroad history was interesting, but our tour guide for our group seemed to have her favorite parts of the museum where she spent more time talking than in other parts. These other parts were the ones that caught my attention more. The old-fashioned soda fountain was good.... More

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Burlington, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had a nice time here. Make sure you get the Omaha discount card and you can save $2 a person on your tickets. There are a few old trains to look at and some other misc. items. We were there about an hour....I am sure if you were really really into trains, you could be there for longer....nice place... More

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San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Everything you want to know about the history and growth of Omaha is here. Although it would be an amazing place to bring children for all the trains, we enjoyed the sense of history we gained from our visit. As well, we loved the grandeur of the art deco station. Even if you don't take the time to go into... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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38 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I usually don't like museums but I had a good time at the Durham. It was cool to read about the old Union Station and how many people used to pass through Omaha everyday. They have a locomotive and train cars in the lower level that you can check out. You get the chance to go in the train cars... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We've been here on two different trips to Omaha.. The story about the building itself is fascinating and the exhibits that show the development of Omaha and the region were still interesting the second time around. If you have any time to spare on a trip to Omaha, this would be my first choice for you.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have had a grandma pass for years but now they tell me I can only bring in 4 grandchildren at a time. I have 7 in one family. We won't be renewing this year. there are other fun places to go in Omaha that cater to families.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

They say this is on par with a Smithsonian and I would agree. They have some much history here..very good time and gave us tons of info on the area and what was happening around here during the 1800s - 1900s. Wonderful time, neat.....If you have the time we spent 3 hours and could have spent more time.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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167 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Omaha has the art museum this is sort of like a history museum that has many examples of Omaha's past

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Greenwood, SC
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our whole family loved the museum. Ages ranged from 12-62. AAA discount was nice. Expected a little more out of the soda fountain. We planned our meal there for the experience, but would not do so again. The hot dog was a frank on a bun, and they pulled the club sandwiches from the refridge.

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