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The Durham Museum

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The Durham Museum General Admission
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Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at the historic Durham Museum. Opened in 1931, Union Station was built by Union Pacific Railroad as the showpiece to the city of its headquarters. Considered one of Omaha’s most unique...more
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801 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108-3207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love the architecture of this place! Rotating exhibits means there's always something new to see throughout the year, and on occasion special events. The historical information of the city is interesting. The train cars are fun for all ages.

Date of experience: October 2018
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JessicaB9443, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy the Durham and love the constant change of programs. Christmas at the Durham is delightful! History is displayed beautifully. Entertaining for all ages.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lsebel
JessicaB9560, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much Isebel! We appreciate your support!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoy spending time here a couple of times a year. They have enjoyable seasonal events. Kids always have a good time and progressively learn new things as they get older. Food is actually decent for a quicker lunch with family.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OmahaMike
JessicaB9443, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your support!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely building, nicely restored. The soda fountain on the main floor is cool, although the food is mediocre. Downstairs, there are a few real period trains that you can walk through - that need a lot more restoration. The model train exhibit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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JessicaB9443, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sorry we did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Durham is a museum of Nebraska and American history inside a beautiful art deco railroad station. Terrific permanent exhibits and always amazing temporary displays. Enjoy an old fashioned soda fountain, too!

Date of experience: February 2019
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JessicaB9443, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you! We appreciate the kind review and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love walking around the Durham! Our kids like the trains and I enjoy learning more about Omaha’s history! Plus all the rotating exhibits throughout the year let you see and learn something new every time you go!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nsaltz17
JessicaB9443, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for supporting the museum! We appreciate you kind review.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum always looks wonderful at Christmas. It’s a great place for family photos. Santa Claus is a great attraction for children.

Date of experience: December 2018
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JessicaB9443, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! Christmas at Union Station is such a special time of year for us!

Reviewed 5 February 2019

Visited the Durham again this past week, specifically to see the 2 current exhibits. WW1 and also Mangelson photos. Thursday afternoon so there were people there but not a crowd. It is large, but the exhibit spaces especially for rotating exhibits is spacious but gets...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ron D
JessicaB9443, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Thank you for your feedback Ron! We hope you enjoyed your visit and will be back soon!

Reviewed 15 January 2019

There is a TON of cool stuff to see that will keep you busy all day! So much cool Omaha history in one place and a number of interactive activities.

Date of experience: January 2019
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JessicaB9560, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Thanks Bob!! We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

This place was awesome! Parking was right outside the entrance. The view from the entrance was trains, tracks and more trains and tracks. The hall was expansive. The realization was amazing. We could picture ourselves waiting for a train in this station. Seats with life...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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JessicaB9443, Public Relations Manager at The Durham Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

Thank you for visiting and for the kind review! We hope to see you back again soon

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Michele_Whiting
24 December 2018|
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Response from JessicaB9443 | Property representative |
Do you mean an area not covered by admission?
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Lindsay D
9 August 2018|
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Response from bradd200 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and it’s an amazing gift shop!
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drieke
11 March 2018|
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Response from bbbs2016 | Reviewed this property |
I am unable to answer your question. I was a visitor from out of state. I would check the museum website or call the museum.
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