Pioneer Courage Park, built in honor of those who settled this great land we call home, tells the story of the pioneer families and children who migrated west. The sculptures are intended to depict bravery, courage, and entrepreneurial spirit, and visitors are encouraged to walk along what would have been a dry creek bed with the pioneers and bison and envision the journey that took place.
This park on the west bank of the Missouri River is the original landing site of the Lewis & Clark expedition back in the 1800’s. Today, a variety of festivals and concerts take place here, with beautiful views of the river, fountains, the pedestrian bridge, and the magnificant Omaha skyline. Here you can also visit the Firefighter’s Memorial Monument and the second largest labor monument in the United States.
The Durham Museum has extraordinary exhibits including restored train cars, 1940s storefronts, numerous artifacts showing the history of the region, and the Byron Reed collection which includes some of the world’s rarest coins and documents. When you go make sure to stop by the old school soda fountain and enjoy a phosphate or malt.