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The Durham Museum

Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
Phone Number: 402 444 5071
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Ranked #4 of 55 Attractions in Omaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
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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Brooklyn
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Durham Museum is like stepping back in time. The museum is in the restored Union Pacific Railroad station which is beautifully restored. A number of great exhibits and some really neat photos are included. The museum allows visitors the unique opportunity to actually enter and walk through the dining car and passenger trains used in the heyday of rail... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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36 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Our son was signed up for a Boy Scout class at the museum. Since my husband & I have never been here, we decided to stay and check it out. What a cool place! They had a visiting exhibit about DNA. Very cool. They have some really awesome train cars you can walk through, also a trolley. They have exhibits... More 

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18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

To get in the spirit of Christmas, this was the largest tree we have ever seen!!! Amazing!! Enjoyed the kids singing there! Our first visit was in June during the Train Event Weekend (sorry, not the correct name). This is the way to go to several museums at once, and they transport you on shuttles. Durham Museum is a must-see... More 

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Riverton, Wyoming
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38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a great museum to spend the afternoon at. The train display is one of the best. The best thing about this museum is the building that it is housed in.

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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We wanted a museum we could enjoy in just a few hours time and this was a good choice. We went with my nine year old son who is all activity and not very interested in learning, but he enjoyed himself. He liked to explore the trains and even stopped to read some of the information about the early times... More 

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Herman NE
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We attended the temporary dinosaur exhibit with our visiting Minnesota cousins. The exhibit was very informative & it was neat to see an actual dinosaur that wasn't in the movies! The Union Station gallery was excellent. The train cars are really neat to go through. The Omaha history was also neat to learn about. I'd say if you have an... More 

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Omaha
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our whole family loves Durham Museum. Our great-granddaughter loves to wander through the train, over and over. Fabulous displays to explore (yes, you can go through and sit in the Indian lodge, teepee, etc.). Tons of history (and memories). Plus a huge beautifully decorated Christmas tree during the holidays.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Be transported to a different era - that of train travel. This step back in time allows you to learn, and ultimately appreciate, what it was like to travel by train. As a "member", I enjoy the changing exhibits - they are top-notch (for example, one was from the Smithsonian Institute). Always a treat to take the time to experience.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a fabulous museum. It gives a really different perspective on history than what one gets on the East Coast. Many interactive displays and all are very interesting.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a wonderful place to take visitors, family, friends, relatives to enjoy a lot of history plus a good view of what Omaha from the past. There are displays that are constantly being updated or changed and there are exhibits that come for a short time and are very interesting to view. This is a place to go for... More 

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