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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
+1 402-444-5071
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Durham museum

Wow , what a great place, the building alone the out side view , the soda fountain, the trains... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
great museum

This museum is a great reminder of classic train stations of the past, and even has statues of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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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 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
+1 402-444-5071
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow , what a great place, the building alone the out side view , the soda fountain, the trains, the Indian Exhibit. and on and on. A must see.

Thank builderofall
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is a great reminder of classic train stations of the past, and even has statues of long-gone travelers in appropriate positions. Downstairs are various exhibits including a long train which one can walk through and see various restored car types. There is a...More

Thank Lipadad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit while in Omaha, Close to the old market lots of interesting things to see ! Try the old time soda fountain ! Lots of Omaha History here !

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I get to a lot of museums. This one is really special. It is located in the old Union Pacific Railroad Station. What a gorgeous building and so well maintained. A large building with a huge and varied selection of exhibits. There is something for...More

Thank wundirboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See the grandeure of what Train travel was like when it was King of Mass Transportation! Plus, learn about the history of Omaha and the region. There is alway a different traveling exhibit on display as well. Our family has been visiting for years and...More

Thank MontyinOmaha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum for all kinds of traveling shows and it's unique just being inside the facility

Thank pdiddy26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Lauritzen Gardens at Christmas time is beautiful Reds, Violets, Blues~~~ You have will not see such an array of colors of Pointsettias any where else except maybe Mexico! From the entrance to the exit, it is breath-taking! Plus children will be excited to watch...More

Thank Shirley D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum exhibits are always awesome, but my kids’ favorite part is the trains! There’s a full size one that they can go through, and they love standing and watching the model set downstairs. The Nebraska history is spectacularly done, as well.

Thank 852robynr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful exhibits & iconic class! Very spacious & quiet. Interesting & lovely! I wish there was a cafe inside to dine with family.

Thank Marion D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this place after stopping at the Omaha Visitor's Center to find something fun, interactive, and indoors for two little 2 year old boys to do. This was a HIT! The entire museum was well displayed and laid out. It was very clean...More

Thank Brittany O
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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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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.
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