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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
402 444 5071
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Ranked #3 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 the... more »
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Greenwood, SC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Our whole family loved the museum. Ages ranged from 12-62. AAA discount was nice. Expected a little more out of the soda fountain. We planned our meal there for the experience, but would not do so again. The hot dog was a frank on a bun, and they pulled the club sandwiches from the refridge.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

The museum is the old Union Pacific Station used back in the days for commuter transportation and other things. Across the way looking South, you can see the old Burlington Station which is no longer in use. Not sure if they are tearing it down or attempting to fix it up. This museum has a lot of history with train... More

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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208 reviews 208 reviews
105 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

This museum shows the history of Omaha really well. It is really neat. I really enjoyed the railroad cars.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Loved the current exhibit. Soda fountain is fun and affordable. Staff is super helpful and friendly. No wifi. There were several busloads of young children that arrived after noon so I was glad we came before then.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Durham Museum is an old Art Deco train station turned museum. Two things are of particular interest, the old Pullman cars and the history exhibits of Omaha. Spent a lot of time in Omaha in the past doing business, but never had a chance to see more than the local restaurants. Thoroughly enjoyed going thru this place. The railroad... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's not for just people who enjoy railroad...it's for people who want to know more about the history of Omaha.

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Stockton, Missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This museum within the old Omaha Union Station has lots of things to see, but somehow doesn't really put it all together in an inviting way. The best part is the museum itself - the Union Station architecture is absolutely stunning and is worth the look.

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It is quite an experience and a lovely Museum to visit. The architecture is good, well preserved. The statues/ passengers are a great excuse to take pictures. I was told that in the Christmas time they have special exhibitions. Great place to go with any kid that loves trains.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I really liked the non-train portion. It was a pleasant surprise. The train stuff was nice, but I assumed it would all be trains, and it was not. Worth your time if you would like to learn more about Omaha.

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Seward, Nebraska
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Yes, the Durham Museum is about trains. They played an important role in the history of Omaha. Housed in the former Union Pacific Railway Station, walking through the door is like taking a step back into a different era. Omaha, however, was and is more than trains and the Durham Museum explores that history with something for just about everyone.... More

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