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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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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautifully restored servo depot with many interesting displays about Omaha's history

I had been to the old Uniin Station when I was a child so I was curious about how it looks now. A painstaking restoration has brought it back to its former beauty. Downstairs in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had been to the old Uniin Station when I was a child so I was curious about how it looks now. A painstaking restoration has brought it back to its former beauty. Downstairs in the museum there is an old trolley car you can explore and several train cars including a caboose, steam engine and 1st class and standard... More 

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Wonderful museum in the old train station. We spent the morning "listening" to period statutes talk about the 40's, saw some amazing photographs and an exhibit of costumes from the terrific Community Theater. Finish off with a special exhibit on Katherine Hepburn's costumes. Well-worth a trip.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you're interested in the history of Omaha then this is the place for you. The architecture of the building is pretty cool. But the exhibits themselves and the train cars in particular are pretty plain. My teen and pre-teen kids were extremely bored.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Durham Museum is first a magnificent art deco train stations with a vast hall and elaborate motifs. In addition to the railway history there is also a lot about the history and development of Omaha. Downstairs are a number of galleries, including one for special exhibits. On my visit there was a display of wardrobes from Katherine Hepburn's career,... More 

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WATHENA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The price of admission was well worth the experience! The "travelers" in the main waiting area are great, the railroad exhibit is excellent, and the historical exhibit is outstanding! Many cities could learn from what Omaha has done with their train station. We enjoyed a phosphate at the soda fountain, and other visitors seemed to be enjoying their visit as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Durham is a wonderful Omaha treasure. This year it celebrates 40 years as a museum after 40 years as a railway station. The exterior and interior have been maintained in their original Art Deco glory. On the main floor, you can experience rail travel of days past by listening to the "talking" statues of travelers and railway workers. Downstairs... More 

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Yankton, South Dakota
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had looked up museums on line. The Durham kicked up and it was our second one for the day. It was a good and interesting look at our past in rail transportation. The history of the building is one thing that drew us to it. The other thing was the other couple we were with and both passed through... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This place is an architecture heaven! So beautiful! Makes you wish you had been here when it was a full time depot. Do not miss this gorgeous place! And have a root beer float at the soda counter-they're to die for!

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This museum is preserved as a classic railroad station of the 1930s-40s. It seemed like period movies needing an old train station were filmed here. In the basement are several old trains preserved to look through. Definite emphasis on Union Pacific since they are a corporate fixture here in Omaha. Everything to see is really indoors, so it is good... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My out to town friend and I went to the Durham Museum to basically see the Katherine Hepburn collection of costumes. That was only a small part of the interesting things in the Museum. The building dates from 1929 and is an excellent example of Art Deco. It served as the Union Pacific train depot until the late 1970's. Life... More 

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