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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
402 444 5071
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Ranked #4 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... more »
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the exhibits, but the real show was the grand hall itself. Beautiful workmanship that made my camera very happy.

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Coffeyville, Kansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This was my first stop when I arrived at Omaha. The entry fee was 8 dollars. I spent around 3 hours in this place. You could easily spend more time here. I was most fascinated by the transportation exhibit.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Whether you've lived your entire life in Omaha or you're just in town visiting, the Durham Museum is a MUST! It's like stepping back in time and learning more about Omaha's rich history with every exhibit. They are always getting new exhibits on loan too. Be sure you check them out in December for their Christmas tree lighting festival. Growing... More

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Wichita, Kansas
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We (myself and three adult children) spent Sunday afternoon at the museum, it was the 2nd day of the "Identity: An Exhibition of You" exhibit. One of my children is a medical doctor, another an occupational therapy doctoral student, and the third, a biology undergrad major; they had the BEST time at this rotating exhibit. We had fun comparing and... More

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Warrenton, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We spent a couple hours here over the weekend. Our party of 4 all enjoyed the displays and learning about the history of Omaha. Something for everyone... trains you can walk through, hands-on things for the kids, American Indian artifacts, a large coin collection, lots of photographs, wonderful model and photos of the 1898 Exposition (my favorite part), model trains... More

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New York City, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is wonderful restoration of the old railway station. Both the buildings and the train carriages have been faithfully restored and provide a great experience of what it would have been like to have travelled by train 50 years ago. Not cheap though.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Omah has a unique and interesting history, and this museum is a excellent representation of that history. The exhibits are family friendly and interesting for all ages. Old timers or history buffs might want to spend more time pouring over the treasures it contains. The building itself is well worth the visit. It looks just like it did during the... More

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This 1930 Art Deco building was originally the Union Pacific train station. It has been preserved, with displays about the station's original purpose. Ongoing and changing displays of past and present history of Omaha are found on the 'track level'. The original soda fountain still serves ice cream soda and ice cream treats in little metal cups. And for Omaha... More

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Knutsford, Cheshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A fantastic former railway station in art-deco style - beautiful main lobby area and packed full of items, motor cars, steam engines, Pullman carriages, caboose, shop recreations etc, etc , a great way to spend an afternoon - must visit this place.

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Reno, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The museum was filled with Husker fans leaving from this meticulously restored Union Station for a ballgame in Lincoln. Right from there with big smiles on their faces. This old station is a "very special" museum. Wonderful rooms and vignettes depicting so much of Omaha and Nebraska's fascinating history. I was at that point in our journey, 3 weeks &... More

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