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The Durham Museum, Omaha

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Must see · History Museum · Museum
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 Edition.
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  • Our group of 5 enjoyed our first visit to the Durham museum. The James Cameron exhibit covering the Titanic, the Deep-Sea Challenger, and The Abyss were good with artifacts and mini props. We spent...  more »
  • Gorgeous building! The museum is in a retired railway station and it is grand, so very grand. The exhibits are well presented, quite varied, but completely engaging. Walking through the Pullman cars.....  more »
  • Beautiful museum inside the old Union Pacific train depot. We really enjoyed being able to walk through the train cars. The dinosaur exhibit on loan was exciting, and we loved stopping by the old fashioned soda fountain for ice cream before leaving. I hear it is really beautiful at C&Christmas time. We will have to try and get over there around the holiday.
  • This place was so much better than I anticipated and we could have spent several more hours there if we had the time. The building was breathtaking, the trains were really neat to walk through, and the history area was set up better than almost any museum I've been to. The different areas were really creative (a house, a fair, library, saloon, etc) and there was even a building area for kids and they had some crafts going on as well. We finished our visit with egg cream sodas and some kids sundaes... Yum.

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