The Durham Museum, Omaha

The Durham Museum, Omaha (must see)

The Durham Museum is housed in the building of the Union Station. This building was built in 1931 by architect Gilbert S. Underwood in Art Deco style. It was a busy railroad station until 1971, when passenger service ceased. In 1973, the building was donated to the city of Omaha by the Union Pacific Railroad. On October 17, 1978 the Union Station was designated as an Omaha Landmark. The museum that today uses the building has a wonderful collection of permanent exhibits that includes, among other things, restored train cars, 1940s store fronts and a large number of artifacts showing both the history of the city and of the region. The museum also has traveling exhibits covering different subjects. The Durham Museum is affiliated with the Library of Congress, National Archives and the Chicago's Field Museum. The museum is open Monday through Saturday: 10 am- 5 pm; Sunday: 1 pm- 5pm. It is closed on major holidays.

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The Durham Museum on Map

Sight Name: The Durham Museum
Sight Location: Omaha, USA (See walking tours in Omaha)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

Walking Tours in Omaha, Nebraska

Create Your Own Walk in Omaha

Create Your Own Walk in Omaha

Creating your own self-guided walk in Omaha is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Omaha Historical Florence Walk

Omaha Historical Florence Walk

Florence is the oldest community in Omaha; it is the place where the first structures and buildings in the State of Nebraska were built. The community has many sites of historical value. The first inhabitants of Florence were the Mormons who founded Winter Quarters and Cutler's Park. Take this tour to visit some of the most important places in Florence.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Omaha Introduction Walking Tour

Omaha Introduction Walking Tour

Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska. Known for its pioneer history, museums and cultural centers Omaha is home to nationally and regionally significant landmarks. The city has more than a dozen historic districts, interesting commercial, religious and educational sights which attract a lot of tourists to Omaha City.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 Km or 4 Miles