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The Durham Museum

801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
+1 402-444-5071
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Fun for all!

We had 3 adults and 5 kids ages 10 down to 2. Everyone enjoyed our visit to the Durham. There was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Lots of Omaha / regional history

My wife and I spent two hours in this museum on a Saturday morning in October 2017. Parking outside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen A
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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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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801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108
+1 402-444-5071
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had 3 adults and 5 kids ages 10 down to 2. Everyone enjoyed our visit to the Durham. There was so much to do and learn about. It isn't just about trains!! There was hands on things for the kids! We thoroughly enjoyed it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent two hours in this museum on a Saturday morning in October 2017. Parking outside the doors was free, and we were first into the doors at 10am when it opened. Admission was $11 each, and this includes a printed museum...More

2  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful museum, well worth a visit, anytime of year. We particularly enjoyed the gardens, and my teenage kids had a great time too. As far as museums go, it's what you would expect of a quality place, but with it's own unique personality.

Thank TheWilsons88
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is REALLY a step back in time. If you like art deco and an interesting place to see you might want to check this out. They usually always have a special exhibit, but even if they don't, the soda shop is great and the...More

Thank K8192BWjoanm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would definitely recommend a trip to the Durham Museum if you are in Omaha. Downstairs there's a nice exhibit about the history of Omaha. There are some surprising facts about the area! There's always an interactive exhibit going on of some sort. Kids love...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do you come here for the history and the exhibits? The architecture? The atmosphere? Or something else? Either way, this is a great look into the past, and an enjoyable excursion in Omaha. Not much more to say - don't miss it!!

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little museum with a focus on Omaha, Nebraska. The museum is a the old Union Station built in the 1930s as a passenger terminal for the Union Pacific Railroad. Its art-deco design is striking and a highlight in itself. The Durham...More

Thank JR_Bowers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Union Pacific statin in Omaha has been brilliantly refurbished. There are a good number of “passengers” in the huge and beautiful waiting hall that “speak” as you approach. The review of Omaha on the lower level is also very educational.

Thank UllrichMoser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the history represented at the Durham with the different train cars and “West Expansion” displays. But I also love that they bring in several different exhibits so there is always something new to check out and explore! They also have great summer camps...More

Thank Cherith P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful maintained Art Deco building with lots of history to discover. There are several hambients that shiw the history if the city, its architecture, peopld, the importance of the railroad. Some volunteers dress up in costumes and walk among the visitors, what makes the cisit...More

Thank Sonia M
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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.
21 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