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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you are a history buff, this museum was interesting. It included the industry and situations that made Omaha a boom town, along with information and pictures. The building was beautiful as a former train station. Historical facts about famous people from Omaha was also interesting. I enjoyed my visit.

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

Took grandchildren and they loved the science exhibit and the trains as well as the root beer floats that came with our tickets

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Shenandoah, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is a very good museum with different areas of interest. The train section is always fun for the kids and interesting for adults. There are various other exhibits that change. There are classes for Scouts that are very helpful and informative. Nice little gift shop and snack area.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to visit, especially the special (limited time) exhibits. We saw the '60s exhibit this summer and it was fantastic! The permanent exhibits are wonderful as well with the history of Omaha and the restoration of the art deco train depot that houses the museum. Kids love it, too.Trains and trolleys to climb on,... More

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Nevada, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a really nice museum, with permanent and visiting exhibits. Hubby and I really enjoyed the hands-on area (I can't remember what it's called).

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

First, the building itself is an art deco masterpiece. Then, the train exhibit was fun and interesting. Additionally, all of the separate historical sections really helped me gain an understanding and appreciation for the local history. Exactly what a museum should be!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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16 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The title says it all. Be sure to plan to eat somewhere else if you actually are hungry. The eating area is cute but small and there is such a limited menu that it is almost nonexistent

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Definitely something for everyone. My family was immediately entranced by the statues is the main hall - if you are close enough they reveal their conversations, tell their story. With permanent and temporary exhibits there is always something going on. But what never changes are the incredible rail cars in the lower level. It's so cool to walk through the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

I went with my family. Kids ages 10 and 12. We all had our favorite parts. My kids liked the full sized train you could walk through and the science play area. I liked the broadway stage replicas and the Reed money collection. My husband loved the history. Lots of photos and history. It was hard to read and look... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Loved to climb aboard the passenger trains and see how they used to be.... OMSI Design exhibit was fun for all ages

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