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The Durham Museum

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Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
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+1 402-444-5071
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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This is a museum on 10th Street, close to the Old Market, in Omaha, NE. The location used to be a major crossroads for the railroad. On occasion the museum sponsors programs... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a museum on 10th Street, close to the Old Market, in Omaha, NE. The location used to be a major crossroads for the railroad. On occasion the museum sponsors programs that are quite worthwhile. There is a lunch area to provide a quick bite. My family has visited many times, always finding it a worthwhile trip and enjoyable.... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an unexpected surprise. Full of history with both photos and exhibits, statues and the original cafe counter with old time candies. We stayed for hours and could have stayed longer!! I want to go back the next time I'm in Omaha.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is in an old train station with very fancy art deco design. When you first walk in look up, the ceiling is very impressive in the main hall. The museum covers a wide range of Nebraska history and hosts traveling exhibits so even if you live in the area there will often be something new to see. The... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They have displays that come and go. The downstairs is trains and different things that are different than the upstairs.

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Omaha
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love it there!!! Love the displays, the fountains, the trains and just the history. When it is just us, price is not bad but too expensive to take grandkids. Love to sit and imagine the day when it was a super hustle and bustle place. The holiday tree is awesome !!!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we have guest in town, those of all ages love this museum. There is the sentimentality and fascination with train travel. But there are also wonderful traveling exhibits. And the history of Omaha also unfolds in the various rooms. It's pure fun and history.

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is located in what used to be the Union Station railway depot. The building is beautifully restored and the displays well planned and laid out. One of the locals that I met there said they come with their young son almost every week.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Durham has excellent local history and railway memorabilia, as well as excellent traveling exhibits. Located in the historic Union Station, especially good for a visit around the holidays--an immense Christmas tree, as well as international trees. Great place.

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

I had heard that it's beautiful during the holidays, but what intrigued me had nothing to do with Christmas. The train station is beautiful, and the history of Omaha is displayed so well at the Durham. We learned a lot while we were there. Didn't visit the soda fountain but it was a nice touch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The soda fountain has good, if limited, food, but the service was warm and friendly. Don't miss the old train cars and the model train downstairs. There are a number of changing exhibits that were very well done. One of Omaha's gems. Pair it with a trip across the river to Council Bluffs to the Union Pacific museum for a... More 

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