The Durham Museum

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801 South 10th St.

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Museums Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.3scorecard
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  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The Durham Museum, which is affiliated with the prestigious Smithsonian Institution, chronicles Omaha's history through exhibits on the Plains Indians and to-scale models of blue-collar cottages. The actual building, a restored train station, is neat too, as are the train cars on display. There's even a working soda bar, where you can slurp a milkshake after touring the museum.

Recent visitors said the musuem caters to all ages, and children especially will enjoy wandering through the train exhibits. Others appreciated that the museum's exhibits made it easy to imagine what life was like for earlier generations, saying the attraction taught them a lot about Omaha's history and residents.

You'll find The Durham in Omaha's Old Market area. The museum is open Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and on some select Mondays throughout the summer and the winter holidays. Adult admission costs $11, seniors (ages 62 and older) pay $8 and kids ages 3 to 12 are charged $7 (kids under the age of 2 get free admission). For more information, visit the website.

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