We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Durham Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
All photos (524)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“union station”(126 reviews)
“soda fountain”(187 reviews)
“art deco”(69 reviews)
About
Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at the historic Durham Museum. Opened in 1931, Union Station was built by Union Pacific Railroad as the showpiece to the city of its headquarters. Considered one of Omaha’s most unique...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
Website
+1 402-444-5071
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Omaha
from $11.00
More Info
from $45.00
More Info
Reviews (1,129)
Filter reviews
1,117 results
Traveler rating
785
272
51
6
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
785
272
51
6
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews union station soda fountain art deco train travel coin collection rail cars sundae the lower level root beer float talking statues t rex main hall traveling exhibits christmas tree railroad history local history permanent exhibits
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,117 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

The Durham Museum, located nearby to downtown Omaha's Old Market area, is without question, a excellent facility...of such high quality that it is within the Smithsonian heirarchy. Yes, it is that good. An incredible display of history, and array of historical items...the mind is almost...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lanceo53
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Durham was absolutely beautiful. I particularly loved the old soda fountain. All of the train exhibits were a lot of fun, as were the statues on the main floor.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ashley C
JessicaB9560, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for visiting Ashley, and for the kind review!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our 2 grandchildren and it was an awesome experience. Lots to to see from trains, old history and dinosaurs. Great learning experience for kids.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank countrykid2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautifully refurbished Union Station in all its Art Deco glory is a delightful way to learn about or relive Omaha history, particulary with respect to its impact on railroading.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like architecture and/or trains, this is the place for you. The station is beautifully restored with train cars and an engine on the lower level. All in covered conditioned space and open to enter. In addition a number of exhibits about the Omaha...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank B9266AYjamesc
JessicaB9560, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a nice review!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in early July right before Railroad Days on a Tuesday evening when it's open in the evening. Since I didn't have the family, this was a great time to go out there. If you're staying in Old Market, you can walk there, but parking...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KC_in_NY
JessicaB9560, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is something you should see if visiting Omaha it is a beautiful old train station,at xmas they have a huge decorated tree and santa great way to spend a Sunday

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kimk3456
JessicaB9560, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought a season pass for the Durham to take the grandkids to see an exhibit on dinosaurs - and of course all the other excellent exhibits there also! Well worth the price for two adults and two kids for an entire year of various exhibits....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank GreenDean101
JessicaB9560, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and for your support as a member! Hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a favorite for our grandkids and we continue to enjoy our visits too. The rotating exhibits are always worth seeing and the soda shop has good stuff there too. The girls are always nice and it's seems to be a good place...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KenJ1027
JessicaB9560, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your continued support!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The art deco Union train station is magnificent! It's in excellent condition and you can easily imagine what it was like in its heyday. The exhibits on the main floor were informative. I wasn't as interested in the exhibits on the lower floor although I...More

Thank SeeTheW0rld62
JessicaB9560, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. It is valued and we are constantly looking at ways to improve. We appreciate your support!

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 86 nearby hotels
Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha - Downtown/Old Market
1,307 reviews
.24 miles away
Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
1,059 reviews
.30 miles away
Hotel Deco
656 reviews
.55 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Downtown / Old Market Area
1,133 reviews
.55 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,620 nearby restaurants
Orsi's Italian Bakery & Pizzeria
596 reviews
.24 miles away
Ted & Wally's Ultra-Premium Homemade Ice Cream
445 reviews
.29 miles away
Upstream Brewing Company
1,757 reviews
.25 miles away
Twisted Fork Grill & Bar
518 reviews
.30 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 345 nearby attractions
Old Market
2,458 reviews
.30 miles away
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
21 reviews
.22 miles away
Old Market Artists Gallery
11 reviews
.31 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Michele_Whiting
December 24, 2018|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from JessicaB9443 | Property representative |
Do you mean an area not covered by admission?
0
Votes
Lindsay D
August 9, 2018|
AnswerShow all 16 answers
Response from bradd200 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and it’s an amazing gift shop!
1
Vote
drieke
March 11, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from bbbs2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am unable to answer your question. I was a visitor from out of state. I would check the museum website or call the museum.
0
Votes