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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
+1 402-444-5071
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Great place!

As an Omaha native, this is one of the few places I make sure to get a membership for. By far, my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DizMama
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Nice regional museum

This was a really nice way to spend a couple of hours learning about the history of the Omaha area... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael W
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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 treasures, and now an official National Historic Landmark, the station is one of the best examples of art deco architecture in the country. The Durham Museum offers unique, hands-on learning for people of all ages. Enjoy an extraordinary array of permanent exhibits including restored train cars, 1940’s storefronts, HO Model trains, numerous artifacts showing the history of the region and the Byron Reed collection, which includes some of the world’s rarest coins and documents. During your stay be sure to stop by the authentic soda fountain and enjoy a phosphate or malt. There are also impressive temporary exhibitions through The Durham’s affiliation with the Smithsonian and close ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives, and Chi
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
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+1 402-444-5071
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As an Omaha native, this is one of the few places I make sure to get a membership for. By far, my favorite museum! I have 4 teens and most of them enjoy at least one traveling exhibit a year. (I go to them all.)...More

Thank DizMama
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a really nice way to spend a couple of hours learning about the history of the Omaha area. I especially appreciated the exhibits on the oppression of ethnic groups in this area as well as the opportunity to walk through some vintage train...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best to go when they have a special viewing. Great sodas. Close to the old market. Old market has restaurants.

Thank Pamela S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was okay. I don't love history it trains but my boyfriend does and he enjoyed it. We went on a weekday and then were several big groups of kids doing tours.

Thank 449Trish449
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had the pleasure of going to the Durham Museum on numerous occasions. It is always a pleasure to visit. I've gone with my mother, my children, my grandchildren, with scout troops and school trips. My very favorite is going during the Christmas season,...More

Thank blader59
Reviewed 1 week ago

took our girls to see santa. the Christmas tree was beautiful and huge! lots to look at. you can walk through an old train.

Thank traciandnickm
Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone who wants to know about train travel history this museum will give you a great overview of what it was like to travel by train. Give yourself several hours to visit as there is much to learn and see about Omaha as a...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum that has Nebraska, Omaha and westward expansion displays. The rotating national exhibits are awesome and worth the price of admission alone. Annual memberships are available and seriously affordable for a family. Military discounts also. Indoor, full size trains are my...More

Thank bsteffy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Durham Western Heritage Museum in Omaha is housed in the old Union Station and is dedicated to preserving western heritage. They have a real train that you can tour along with exhibits, activities for children and beautiful trees at Christmas. There is also an...More

1  Thank OmahaCheryl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am so happy they saved this wonderful landmark! I love the traveling exhibits and the history of Omaha is so interesting. It's a hidden gem and I look forward to going back again!!

1  Thank cog0912
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smitty713
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Response from j d | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the theme and focus of current and upcoming themes and events donations will be considered.
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Selene S
19 December 2015|
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Response from somanytravels | Reviewed this property |
i agree 3 to 4 hours is good. current exhibits are always wonderful. the christmas tree is a must see before the year ends.
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BlondieBe
20 September 2015|
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Response from Louetta S | Reviewed this property |
I cut and pasted this from their web site. Members: FREE! (Not a member? Join online) Adults: $9.00 Seniors (62+): $7.00 Children (ages 3 - 12): $6.00 Children 2 years and under FREE 0 seconds ago
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