Aug. 23, 2016 – As we drove North along the Missouri River through Iowa, I learned that Larra had never been to Nebraska. What better excuse to take a break than to cut across the river and see the sights in Omaha – if there are any?
So we headed West at Council Bluffs, and shortly found ourselves in downtown Omaha. As we cruised downtown, admiring the historic buildings, I was drawn to the old Union Railroad Station, a classic art deco building that’s been restored as the Durham Museum.
So we took a break and spent a couple of hours touring the museum. It was great.
Part 1, Downtown Omaha
Above is the Burlington Station, across from Union Station.
The intervening yard used to be lined with railroad tracks and boarding platforms.Views of downtown from Union Station Another view of Burlington Station