At one time this was Omaha Union Station. Opening in 1931, this was the terminal for every passenger railroad except the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy. Burlington had their own station, connected via skywalk, nearby.After passenger rail service ended in 1971, the station was unused and had become very run down. It has since been restored and given new life as the Durham Museum. In addition to the many travelling exhibits, the Durham has many permanent exhibits on railroad and Omaha history.
This is the main hall where people would buy tickets and wait for their trains. The Durham houses thousands of items related to Omaha and railroad history, but the station itself is counted as the museum's largest artifact.