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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
402 444 5071
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Ranked #5 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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Omaha NE
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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Omaha, like most large cities in the day, had a union station downtown. It was a popular destination in the days when trains were the quickest mode of transportation. Union Station was the starting for dreams and adventures, such as a woman who is traveling on her own or military members coming or leaving home. Omaha’s Union Station eventually faded... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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73 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We weren't exactly sure what to expect at this museum. It turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. They have free parking in front of the museum. Once inside you'll be amazed at the Grandeur of the building. It has extremely high ceilings with lots of granite and natural light. A unique idea they have is with a variety... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were not sure how long we would be spending at the museum, but the 4 hours we spent could have easily been added to. The Design Zone exhibt in the lower level was so much fun for kids and adults alike. Our children loved going through the trains that were on display. We also happened to be there during... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Super museum restored to its Art Deco elegance. Excellent static and traveling exhibits. Great family entertainment.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Coming from Kansas City with our Union Station, The Durham seemed small. The railroad history was interesting, but our tour guide for our group seemed to have her favorite parts of the museum where she spent more time talking than in other parts. These other parts were the ones that caught my attention more. The old-fashioned soda fountain was good.... More

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Burlington, Iowa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a nice time here. Make sure you get the Omaha discount card and you can save $2 a person on your tickets. There are a few old trains to look at and some other misc. items. We were there about an hour....I am sure if you were really really into trains, you could be there for longer....nice place... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Everything you want to know about the history and growth of Omaha is here. Although it would be an amazing place to bring children for all the trains, we enjoyed the sense of history we gained from our visit. As well, we loved the grandeur of the art deco station. Even if you don't take the time to go into... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I usually don't like museums but I had a good time at the Durham. It was cool to read about the old Union Station and how many people used to pass through Omaha everyday. They have a locomotive and train cars in the lower level that you can check out. You get the chance to go in the train cars... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We've been here on two different trips to Omaha.. The story about the building itself is fascinating and the exhibits that show the development of Omaha and the region were still interesting the second time around. If you have any time to spare on a trip to Omaha, this would be my first choice for you.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have had a grandma pass for years but now they tell me I can only bring in 4 grandchildren at a time. I have 7 in one family. We won't be renewing this year. there are other fun places to go in Omaha that cater to families.

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