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.
The Durham Museum Reviews
This is one of the better museums we have visited and we have been to all of the lower 48 states. The first floor hall really gives you a feel of what it was like to travel by train back when that was... more »
The train station is amazing...love the sculptures. Lots of wonderful collections and exhibits. Even an authentic working soda fountain 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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