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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 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Trains and Omaha history

We bought a membership this year. We really like it here and our youngest loves trains so that's a natural fit. They rotate exhibits and they are really quite good. Our kids never... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Austin G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought a membership this year. We really like it here and our youngest loves trains so that's a natural fit. They rotate exhibits and they are really quite good. Our kids never want to leave.

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Thank Austin G
Bismarck, North Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spend a lot of time at museums like the Smithsonian. But I can honestly say this museum is as good or even better than those. I will definitely come back next time I'm in Omaha.

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Colorado Springs, Co
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum with changing themes that are always interesting, I love the building itself and make sure you treat yourself during the holidays and go see the massive Christmas tree!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Durham Museum, nearby to the Old Market, in Omaha, Nebraska is located within the former Union Pacific Railroad Station...an art-deco architectural wonder !!! The museum itself is part of the Smithsonian family, and does not disappoint !!! Wonderful exhibits for all ages, absolutely top-notch, you will not be disappointed. Plus, you can have lunch...most especially an ice cream creation... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

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 18 January 2017

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 18 January 2017

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 18 January 2017 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 18 January 2017

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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