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The Durham Museum, Omaha

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Learn about the history of the region with a trip to The Durham Museum. Through partnerships with the Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress, National Archives, and Field Museum, this museum covers a range of subjects, such as history, culture, science, and industry. You'll learn a great deal about the city of Omaha as you view exhibits about the different neighborhoods, well-known citizens, and important landmarks. Your hands-on learning experience includes trains you can walk through, a large coin collection, and Native American artifacts. Housed in the impressive Art Deco building of Union Station, the museum's architecture alone is worth a visit. Before you head to Omaha, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Omaha trip generator, to make sure you see all that Omaha has to offer, including The Durham Museum.
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  • First, I love train stations that were built when trains were how America traveled. Many were lost to "modernization" before their value as venues for modern events (music, restaurants, museums, etc.)...  more »
  • Beautiful old building, with quite a few exhibits that focus on the history of Omaha. The train exhibits were neat for the kids (8 & 5) but that took about 5 minutes to go through. They had a "Spy" ex...  more »
  • We were enthralled with the beauty of the renovations, as well as the museum aspect (on the lower level) of the Durham. The Great Hall is just breath-taking! It is easy to find, park and enjoy the mus...  more »
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  • This is a great museum to stop by when in Omaha. The pictures online don't do it justice. As soon as you walk in, you are transported to the art-deco age. The architecture is amazing. The museum collection is impressive. One of my favorite parts was being able to navigate through several train cars that are maintained in original condition. The soda fountain on the main floor has a great menu. Recommend the strawberry shake!
  • Had a great experience and can't wait to bring the family back. It was a unique opportunity to see the inside of old train cars and would be great for train lovers of all ages and museum and history enthusiasts as well. I had no idea it was an old train station and was happily impressed with the variety from the photography, trains, history and coin collection. There was something for everyone.
  • Very interesting. Fun to walk through the train cars. Really takes you back in time. The children's spy room was neat. Went mid day during the week. Wasn't busy at all.
  • A great museum based on the American train history as well as our westward expansion. I like that you get to climb through all the trains and see all of the exhibits up close. My kids love this place. They also have a traveling exhibit that changes every couple of months. Usually these exhibits are pretty good, but I can't say that for all of them. "History of cinematic clothing" I'm looking at you
  • Durham Museum donated some passes for our organization and their generosity was greatly appreciated. Their facilities are nice and accommodating, the staff was extremely friendly and nice, and what a great place to learn!! We are lucky to have such a great community partner!