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The Durham Museum, Omaha

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • The site is a former Art Deco train station that has been restored and turned into a museum. It contains some train cars, engine, and trolley along with a large miniature train display. There are also...  read more »
  • Great venue to have a reception. Old train station with lots of memorabilia. We had a swing Orchestra and could just imagine what it was like in the old days. Great atmosphere! 
  • An exquisitely restored railroad station that's a beautiful example of Art Deco architecture, this museum is definitely a treat for railway fans (one of the exhibits downstairs gives visitors a chance...  read more »
  • Just moved to the area, family that used to live here recommend we all go and check it out. It is a neat little museum about the history of the Omaha/council bluffs area, cool retired trains to go thru a huge win with kids and memories for older members of the family. Will definitely go back, would like to read more in this place. Cool recovered treasure exhibit. Easily made an inexpensive day trip, and new market with in walking distance for entertainment, shopping and dinner
  • We were amazed at the size of the place, very tall ceilings! It has been wonderfully restored and cared for. The chocolate malts are so good! Many neat exhibits too.
  • Great Museum. The train downstairs is beautiful. The staff is very friendly and answer every question. The soda shop is great. The milkshakes are delicious.
  • Every time I come here it's a reminder of how cool Omaha's history is. The trains & building is great and the stories this museum tells about this city really opens up your eyes to Omaha in a whole new way.
  • An amazing historical building in downtown Omaha. The touring exhibits are a great addition to the museum. The place is great for anyone!
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