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The Durham Museum

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Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
Phone Number: +1 402-444-5071
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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I especially love the Durham at Christmas. Their decorations are amazing! Although anytime of year this museum is great. They get a new attraction every few months and it's a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I especially love the Durham at Christmas. Their decorations are amazing! Although anytime of year this museum is great. They get a new attraction every few months and it's a great place to take the family.

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved visiting the exhibit on prohibition. Very informative and interesting. My husband loved the trains. We ended up sitting and chatting for quite a while with one of the museum employees about train travel. Other very interesting exhibits and building.

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Springfield, MO
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Durham Museum is housed in a former Union Station that was opened in 1931. The museum is dedicated to preserve and display the history of the region and has temporary exhibits through their partnership with Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress, National Archives, Chicago’s Field Museum and others. The museum was easy to find and parking was a breeze. If... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will not regret visiting the Durham Museum. Union Station turned into a museum. I love it so much I have a membership pass. The lobby is as it was in the 1940's, with a soda fountain at one end of the main floor and museum exhibits on the lower level that had been where you would get on the... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot more to former Omaha Union Station than railroad lore! The basement is a true representation of Omaha and Nebraska in its early years! The soda bar is worth a visit as well as the extensive gift shop. One can spend a couple of very worth while hours at this facility and parking is free!

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Thank Keith W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful historical Art Deco building with informative and interesting exhibits. Visitors can actually board most of the historic trains on display. The temporary exhibits had artifacts and information on the Prohibition era. There were also several historic collections showing life from early settlers up to the 50s and beyond. We were lucky enough to catch one of the curators on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Durham is a great visit for those who love trains, history of western culture or a great ice cream sundae at an old soda fountain! The Museum is in a beautifully restored train station and is a great outing for families. At Christmas they have several special events and a massive tree decorated for all to enjoy!

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tucson az
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

what a great use of an beautiful art deco train station! staff most helpful. loved the prohibition exhibit along with old trains, cars , talking statues etc. this is our second visit-- will be back!

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Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought you back old days of train stations. Had a vanilla cream at the candy counter. Awesome trains to walk thru.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great original train station in Omaha!!! Completely restored and lots of original displays including the soda fountain. Walk back to glory days of the railroad and have many static displays including Warren Buffet's family grocery store, model trains, engines, cars and caboose. Anyone who has interest in railroads will love this place as much as I did!!!

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