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The Durham Museum

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Address: 801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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This place is incredible

One of The Smithsonian recognized museums and a prime example of Art Deco Architecture. During the 30's and 40's more people passed through this terminal than any of today's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of The Smithsonian recognized museums and a prime example of Art Deco Architecture. During the 30's and 40's more people passed through this terminal than any of today's airports. I like to wonder through the Grand Hall and other spaces and just marvel at the opulence of the inside. It is fun to try to imagine what it truly... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

See historic Omaha and Nebraska through the many displays at the Durham Museum. A wonderful place to learn about the area, it's people and rich history.

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Omaha, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Much bigger museum than it looks from the outside and fun for the whole family! They have free wheelchairs at the front if anyone in the party needs mobility assistance. 2 floors of stuff to see and interactive exhibits for months at a time. Right now they have a police memorial set up and a "top secret" exhibit that is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally enjoyed the restored benches, ticket windows, trains, and vintage soda fountain along with the beautiful history of trains, related to Omaha. Exhibits are kid-friendly and so very interesting. Loved the antique cars and the amazing model train exhibit!

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Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to the Durham Museum because I was looking for historical books. I was an out-of-town visitor and had no idea this was formerly the Union Station with fixtures and decor of the original beautiful art deco building. Wonderfully preserved and presented. And the trains downstairs that you can walk through. A myriad of wonderful historical exhibits. I was researching... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour of Omahas' history through the well crafted displays and significant artifacts. Many memories are brought back to a native resident who has spent a lifetime in the city. You'll find items of interest, no matter what your generation.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my little 2 year old granddaughter and believe it or not she had a blast. We climbed all through the full sized train exhibits and the 70's tribute was very fun as well. They even had a place where the kids could play with Hot Wheels cars and tracks.

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Chicago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Omaha's original Union Station, the Durham is well worth a visit to see the impressive aptly named Great Hall and the historic facade tributes to train workers. Do stop in to the soda fountain, a nostalgic trip to the past and enjoy fountain treats like sour cherry soda. We

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Taylorville, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful depot saved and lovingly restored to be a fabulous history of Omaha museum. Lots for all ages to do.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history, especially American history, this is the place for you. It gives a good overview of timelines emphasizing Omaha starting with the Lewis and Clark and ending with Warren Buffet with some great exhibits of early American life, including a Native American exhibit. The grandeur of the former Rail station is truly impressive. If I lived in... More 

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