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Examine old railway carriages, inspect a coin collection and learn about the region’s indigenous history in this former train station.

Held in the majestic building of the former Union Station, the Durham Museum has many fascinating collections. Partly from its links to the acclaimed Smithsonian Institution, the complex has an eclectic array of permanent and temporary exhibits on science, culture, industry and other themes. Make your way through the various galleries for a glimpse into the customs, traditions and foundations of the Nebraska region.

Among the highlights of the permanent collection is the Baright Home and Family Gallery, which reveals the interesting history of the Omaha Indian tribe. Enter the replicas of the rawhide tepee and the earth lodge. Inspect the Worker’s Cottage, typical of those made for working-class families and settlers at the start of the 20th century.

Admire the range of transportation and commerce displays in the Trish and Dick Davidson Gallery and learn about the 1898 fair from the Trans-Mississippi Exposition Gallery. The latter has photographs and souvenirs from the expo, which showcased the latest products and infrastructure developments. Piece together the history of the region’s economy via the coins, tokens and gold in the Byron Reed Gallery.

As the site of the city’s old train station, the museum has a railroad theme. Bring your kids to look at the Model Trains section. Walk alongside the train cars from the 1940s and ’50s in the Harriman Family Line.

The complex is open Tuesday through Sunday from morning until late afternoon, with longer hours on Tuesdays and later opening on Sundays. Purchase a ticket and get discounts for kids. Toddlers enter for free.

The Durham Museum is in the southeastern corner of the Old Market district in eastern Omaha. Arrive at the Omaha railway station and walk north for a few minutes to get to the museum. Make sure to see some of the other nearby sights, such as the Rail and Commerce Building, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and Heartland of America Park.

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Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
3 out of 5
540 S 12th St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $118 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

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3.5 out of 5
555 S 10th St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $161 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

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3.5 out of 5
1616 Dodge St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $113 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

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Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
Hyatt Place Omaha Downtown Old Market
3 out of 5
540 S 12th St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $118 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
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Embassy Suites Omaha - Downtown/Old Market
Embassy Suites Omaha - Downtown/Old Market
3.5 out of 5
555 S 10th St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $161 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
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DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha Downtown
3.5 out of 5
1616 Dodge St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $113 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
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Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Downtown
3 out of 5
1005 Dodge St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $68 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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Magnolia Hotel Omaha
4.5 out of 5
1615 Howard St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $135 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
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Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown
Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown
3.5 out of 5
740 N 14th St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $107 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
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Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District
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222 N 10th St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $148 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
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EVEN Hotels Omaha Downtown
3.5 out of 5
2220 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $108 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
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Hilton Omaha
4 out of 5
1001 Cass St, Omaha, NE
The price is CA $139 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
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