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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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  • The museum exhibits are always awesome, but my kids’ favorite part is the trains! There’s a full size one that they can go through, and they love standing and watching the model set downstairs. The Ne...  more »
  • Wonderful exhibits & iconic class! Very spacious & quiet. Interesting & lovely! I wish there was a cafe inside to dine with family.  more »
  • We happened upon this place after stopping at the Omaha Visitor's Center to find something fun, interactive, and indoors for two little 2 year old boys to do. This was a HIT! The entire museum was wel...  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!

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Not surprisingly for a city of its size, Omaha has a diverse range of accommodation options to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. A hotel close to downtown is usually more expensive, but enables guests to experience the best of Omaha's nightlife, shopping, and dining on foot. An apartment rental in one of the city's vibrant residential neighborhoods might be a good choice if you are planning a longer stay in the city. You'll find national chain hotels and motels in many of Omaha's suburbs.
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