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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
402 444 5071
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Ranked #3 of 53 Attractions in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

This museum has a really nice variety of exhibits as well as nice collection of train cars. Enjoyable to visit and staff is very helpful.

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Hayward, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

They were setting up for their gala fundraiser, so there was a bit of mayhem on the main floor. A manager apologized for the distraction. My husband was in railroading for 36 years, and he really enjoyed the related exhibits. My fave? The Pullman cars. Much of interest for all ages. I was able to locate the old Hotel Wellington... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I load rail cars for the company I work for, So it was a class and tour of the museum. Provided by U P railroad. I love old trains, so I really enjoyed the museum. When my son gets a little older I'll take him for a boys day out at this museum.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The exhibits that show Omaha and Nebraska history are first rate and deserve to be on every family's "must do" list. The old Omaha streetcar really gives a nostalgic feeling.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Been here a number of times of the years. Like how the change up the theme from time to time. It makes you want to come back and see what is new.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I love to visit the Durham Museum. It is housed in the former Union Pacific Station, and when I enter the old station, I am taken back to my childhood when my mother and I would arrive at the station in the middle of the night on the City of Portland. We would wait for my grandparents to come to... More

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We traveled hours to get to this little gem in Omaha. What a wonderful multi generational experience plus lots of new cutting edge science based exhibits! My 5-13 yr old kids loved walking through the real trains and seeing what bed cars and dining cars looked like" back then". Plus all of the rooms set up for the era of... More

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Des Moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We returned to this after going two years ago. It was really worth the return visit. The soda fountain is improved, the exhibits have also been updated and improved. There was a lot to see in just a short period of time (we didn't' see it all in 3 hours). Overall this was a very nice return trip, the new... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Love this museum! You have traveling exhibits that are first class along with history of Omaha, statues that replicate travelers from the past in a train station and real trains to walk through. A favorite part is the old fashioned ice cream parlor that has great sundaes along with candy from your childhood. It is always clean, has nice restrooms... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The museum is housed in the former Union Station, a beautiful art-deco building just south of downtown Omaha. Whether you're interested in history of Nebraska, Omaha, or the Union Pacific Railroad, there's lots to see here. There are also regular, traveling exhibitions that keep you coming back multiple times.

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