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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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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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Worth a visit once.

We were in Omaha for 12 days on business and wanted to see some of the city. We both love history, and my husband has a fair amount of interest in trains, so we decided to check... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We were in Omaha for 12 days on business and wanted to see some of the city. We both love history, and my husband has a fair amount of interest in trains, so we decided to check out this museum. The best part is the lobby, that has the original ticket booths and benches where people would wait for the... More 

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uniongrove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is very different from any museum we have done before we really enjoyed it a lot. Has train cars to tour and a model train room a Egyptian area down stairs very cool. Beautiful decoure

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Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I love going here every year for Christmas for the entertainment, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as the different holiday activities they have for the children. The massive tree they have every year is also something pretty special. Other than Christmas, I don't think I've ever been here. The memberships are kind of pricey and they haven't... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

this is a really interesting place to visit - especially if you into trains and railroading things - I enjoyed the Byron Reed coin collection exhibition specifically great place to spend an afternoon

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Rained today so no golf. This is the restored art deco Union Pacific train station converted to a combo train and Omaha history museum. Downstairs there are wonderful old train cars and autos to see. The permanent collection tell the Omaha story from being part of the Louisiana Purchase to current times. Some of the graphics are poorly done and... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Located in Omaha's historic Union Train Station, the Durham Museum is a gorgeous building brought back to life as both an homage to Omaha's railroad past as well as the place Omahans come together to celebrate the Christmas holidays. The lower level features several old trains that visitors can traipse through, as well as model trains, Omaha's famous coin collection,... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The museum is a nice way to spend the afternoon. The exhibits are spacious and not too dense. Perhaps the exhibits could be a bit more robust, but that is a mild complaint. The real showstopper is the building itself. It is a magnificent testament to the Art Deco era. Just gorgeous. It is worth the price of admission to... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I'm used to museums in UK, where if they are free, they are great and if you are charged for something, they are brilliant. This was, well, meh.

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Greenwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Lots to see and something for everyone. Kids loved climbing on the trains and adults enjoyed walking though the museum. Nice informative displays. When we visited they had the Egyptian display. Wow! What a sight, definitely once in a lifetime thing to get to see. Lots of information and interactive kids displays. Most definitely a must see attraction.

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Minnesota
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7 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you want to pay $9 to go see pictures of artifacts and not a whole lot else, waste your time here! The coolest thing about this museum is the main hall entrance/old train station waiting room. Otherwise it's a huge waste of money.

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Address: Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
Phone Number: 402 444 5071
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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