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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
+1 402-444-5071
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This place is a must see for those interested in architecture and design. The building has some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PapaluvsNana
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Great History Museum

Housed in a beautiful historic railroad station, this museum has many informative, varied exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gail T
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“union station”(104 reviews)
“soda fountain”(158 reviews)
“art deco”(57 reviews)
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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
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+1 402-444-5071
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is a must see for those interested in architecture and design. The building has some very cool features considering the era it was built and the thought that went into this structure was amazing. I was impressed with the design of the ventilation...More

Thank PapaluvsNana
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting and for the nice review! Hope you will come again soon!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Housed in a beautiful historic railroad station, this museum has many informative, varied exhibits and evocative sculptures as well as an old-fashioned soda fountain. A friend and i enjoyed our visit here very much.

Thank Gail T
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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting Gail! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place for ages. Spend an hour or all day. Unique displays and an old-fashioned soda fountain. So much fun!!!

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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for visiting Jerry! Glad you enjoy our museum!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This building has an amazing story to tell! Not only is it rich in history it has breath taking architecture. The first floor will wow you when you hear about the restoration process. The lower level has so much to tell as well. The lower...More

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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for visiting and for the kind review!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The building this museum is located in is an old Art Deco Union Pacific Terminal that has been restored - fabulous. The exhibits are very interesting. They include an old passenger train that you can walk through, talking statues that tell the story of some...More

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Jessica B, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for visiting! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The layout of the museum was somewhat confusing. The American Experience was lots of fun. You get a beginning lifeline of health, wealth, food, and morale. You then explore early America as a new colonist. Hazards await and you must navigate your way through the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has many unique rooms which offer many old time pieces of history from trains to set time artifacts. You can rent space for wedding and receptions as well. The indoor train can be walked through to see what riding by rail would have...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to have a look at old american train. Really liked the train and they had a colonists exhibit which was really interactive. Ample free parking space available at the Museum.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is the former Omaha Union Station. Beautiful Art Deco architecture, with a real soda fountain, and bronze life size figures of life in the 30s & 40s. There are interesting displays and rooms that depict Omaha's history. A full size train that you...More

1  Thank Valerie066
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

The Durham Museum is an ok museum. I have gone to various different events and they always try to make it fun using the wonderful building they have.

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drieke
12 March 2018|
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I am unable to answer your question. I was a visitor from out of state. I would check the museum website or call the museum.
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