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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. The Durham Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Omaha Edition.
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  • I decided to visit The Durham Museum to learn a little history about the area and I was shocked when I saw such a stunning building.  It’s the old Union Pacific Station; when the company became a frei...  more »
  • Great historical venue for the early days of the Railroad from pictures, clothing, and life size equipment  more »
  • Spend about three hours touring this unique Museum. It's a place you can go to several times and see something new and different each time. Lots of fun and informative exhibits. They have something th...  more »
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  • Lady at the front desk was lovely and extremely helpful. Saved me a lot of time and inconvenience with getting tickets on entry. She had a lovely French accent too. The museum was lovely to visit. Very interesting architecture. Trains were great and the kids loved it. Will definitely be back. If you like steam trains this place is well worth a visit. Great value.
  • We very much enjoyed our visit to the Durham. Not only is it a beautiful old building that we don't see any more in our public spaces, but it contains interesting and well done exhibits. They have a nice permanent collection, as well as several fascinating traveling exhibits. We learned quite a bit about Omaha and the surrounding area, rail travel in the heyday of trains, and enjoyed the beautiful architecture of a bygone era. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, the museum was clean and well maintained, and the entry fee was very reasonable at $11.00 per adult when we visited.
  • Wow.. Such an amazing place! Right from when you walk in it's incredible. Union Station, the history of that is enough for admission. All of the exhibits were very well done and informative. We will be coming back for sure, especially since we bought season memberships!
  • We had our wedding here and everything was absolutely amazing! The staff was super helpful and very responsive to any questions we had. Everything went off without a hitch! So grateful this historic landmark was such an important part of our lives. Thanks to everyone there for making it so special!
  • It's a nice local museum, great for kids. They do regular events and special exhibits. It's great for kids especially if they like trains. When I went once of the special exhibits was closed and the miniature train set needs maintenance. Overall a fun thing to do. It's also nice to visit the old style soda shop in the building.
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