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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 wonderful spot to spend a few hours on a regular basis. The special traveling exhibits are always great.If you only go once a year, go between Thanksgiving and New Years. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful spot to spend a few hours on a regular basis. The special traveling exhibits are always great.If you only go once a year, go between Thanksgiving and New Years. It is beautiful. We try to view every special exhibit.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to take the family, especially if you have a kiddo that is in love with trains. My kids never get tired of exploring the train cars and the street car

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun time for kids and adults. Full sized train exhibits and art on display plus a look at old Omaha.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Durham Museum is housed in the old Omaha Union Station. Great art deco great hall, nice exhibits on the history of Omaha but interesting for anyone. There are also a few train cars. Interesting seeing the old Pullman cars showing how we once traveled via rail. Also, a great model of the Trans-Mississipi Exhibition from 1898 along with other... More 

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Peoria, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Durham Museum is housed in the old Omaha train station. It is an "Omaha" museum, with some traveling exhibits that are independent of that theme. There is an old train you can board and explore, an Omaha streetcar, information on the settling of Omaha, etc. A wonderful room details the world's-fair-like exhibition held in Omaha at the turn of... More 

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Holmen, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My wife and I took some time to visit the Durham to see the wildlife photography which has now ended. The photography exhibited was wonderful.

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I walked up from Embassy Suites to check this out. I am very glad to have done it. The Art Deco styling has been lovingly restored and all of the museum artifacts were extremely well done. The railroad is emphasized, of course, but history of the area, Nebraska residents, Omaha schools, artifacts from prominent residents (the coin collection is crazy... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibit was outstanding. Really a nice display. Everything in the museum was very well taken care of and clean. The building itself is gorgeous and the Christmas tree was gigantic! We liked it there so much we bought a membership!

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Great place to get out of the cold and learn about Omaha. Super train exhibition too. $9 entrance fee is a bargain. Soda and ice cream bar is good for a snack.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

If you want to experience a little nostalgia, or teach your children to respect the Greatest Era, a walk along the diverse exhibits and the building itself, will give you that. I am adding a couple of pics of the 2015 Christmas Tree that graced the main hall. That is was from an Omaha family makes it even more wonderful.... More 

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