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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A must see in Omaha

This museum is fantastic for kids and adults alike. Adults will enjoy the art deco and train history. The museum has plenty of space for kids to explore and just be kids. There's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This museum is fantastic for kids and adults alike. Adults will enjoy the art deco and train history. The museum has plenty of space for kids to explore and just be kids. There's even an old fashioned ice cream shop on the main level. The lower level includes a train and you can walk through the restored cars. It is... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Plenty to see and do for all ages. Kids love the big trains and mini trains and adults enjoy the history trains, and can travel back in time to see how the trains of yesterday operated. The building is beautiful. So much to see and do all year round. They always feature an unique display to experience and change it... More 

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Omaha
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Durham Museum is an old train station converted into a museum. The top floor still has the old benches people sat on while they waited for their train. It's beautiful and informative and they let you climb on the trains.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This museum, housed in Omaha's Union Station, is a must see for Omaha visitors and residents. The restored waiting room with its art deco ceiling and its bronze statues depicting staff and passengers of a bygone era greet the visitor through the old stations main entrances. Downstairs, many vignettes capture the city's history-- in all its variety. A great place... More 

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texas
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208 reviews 208 reviews
57 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

ok....honestly who does not like trains??? not the small ones. the full sized ones. BIG ONES. HUGE ONES. you have to go here. it is actually extremely neat. it tells and shows the history of the states and Omaha. i for one had no idea why there really is an Omaha. once you go through this museum and educate yourself... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Former train depot set up nicely. Wooden statues around train depot is a nice touch. Old time fountain where you can get phosphates and others. Concession stand that sells old time candy and gum. Lower level has Warren Buffett's father's grocery store and train car to go through as well as other exhibits. Probably fun for kids or nostalgia buffs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a great museum! We allocated an hour and a half but we should have allowed more time. When you visit this museum you understand why a lot of people hunt, shoot and fish. It's not long ago that it was necessary to survive. We are adults but I'm sure children would love it too.

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Winterset, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a great local history museum! It really covers the history of Omaha well, with special emphasis on the railroads that helped build the city. I was especially impressed by the exhibit on the world exposition that was held here in the late 1800s. The Durham is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

This is a converted train depot. Lots of Omaha history and if your a train buff take a walk through actual old passenger train. Enjoy old fashioned soda or nostalgic candy at the soda fountain. Something for everyone . Revolving temporary exhibits from around the world. During the holidays this place is magical with giantic Xmas tree live reindeer and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My little cousins had a blast! It was so awesome learning about the history of trains, and rekindling my grandpa's memories of buying tickets and boarding trains there as a child. They have a LOT to do! You can tour actual trains, learn about the Native Americans that used to be on the land, and see a cool traveling exhibit.... More 

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