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The Durham Museum

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Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
Phone Number: 402 444 5071
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Interesting Museum in Stunning Building

The Durham Museum was formerly a train station. The inside is large and impressive, done in an Art Deco style. The museum contains train cars which you can walk into, and also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Seaford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Durham Museum was formerly a train station. The inside is large and impressive, done in an Art Deco style. The museum contains train cars which you can walk into, and also reviews the history of Omaha and Nebraska. There is a working soda fountain from the original train station, from which you can buy floats and other old-fashioned beverages.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From the minute that you enter the building, it is impressive. You are taken back in time to a typical Union Station of days gone by.

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Thank JALToronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really liked the variety and history of Omaha. We learned about so many names we see around the city. Suggestion: get a membership! For us, it was cheaper, and we can go back all year for free!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully done. Omaha Union Station now a museum. Step back in time, just down the street from the Old Market. Worth the trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to walk to Central everyday for school, and I would walk through the Burlington and to Union Station by way of the breezeway that used to be there. When you get to Union Station or the Durham, you see the ticket counters and the benches that people sat on waiting for their trains. They have an old fashioned... More 

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Stanford, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really impressed with the quality of this museum. The building itself is a great artifact, being a converted Union Station in such an original state. Each exhibit is very thoughtfully and professionally executed, and there are some impressive artifacts in the collection. There is so much to learn and explore at the museum, which highlights many aspects of... More 

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice snap shot into local history. The building alone is worth the visit. Great staff and team of volunteers. Consistent change of traveling exhibits and nice collection symbolic of the story of Omaha and surrounding area. The indoor rail cars are a highlight as well as the model of the Omaha expo. The old working soda shop... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gorgeous art deco station on a gigantic scale opened her in 1931 and closed 40 years later. Now fabulously restored, the old building is an architectural masterpiece, but the exhibits make the place more than worth several hours. On the lower level, where the tracks still run, explore a whole train, many cars in great condition, the engine, dining... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids have loved this museum since they were tiny (2-3 years old). They love the trains, mainly, but there's always something else to catch their attention, either one of the touring exhibits they bring through or the Omaha history parts (which I love pulling them to so I can poke around as it's pretty cool). Overall, it's a relaxed... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its really historical and full of great exhibits but more of something you would do on a rainy day. My son was not impressed.

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