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National Railroad Museum

2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay, WI
920-437-7623
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Green Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I'm not a big train person. I went because my husband loves trains. Well, I can't begin to explain how impressed I was. I started telling everyone they should go to the museum! I've taken several family members who were in town to visit. So far, everyone has been very impressed! I am now a huge fan of the Big... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A very nice museum that is a nice detour for a couple of hours if you are in Green Bay. Even if your not a train buff you will enjoy the visit.

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Every time that I am in the Green Bay area I also stop at the museum. I always in joy myself when I am there. It is a very great place to see. I am a train buff.

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michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This museum was much more than I had expected. I am not a huge train buff, we went for my father. But I have to say I was very impressed! How can you stand next to the "Big Boy" and not be impressed! And then to be able to stand in the cab area and touch the "controls" is an... More

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Phelps, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Great place to see the history of trains. From their start to the golden age of trains--all is covered here. I especially enjoyed seeing "Big Boy" up close. You get to climb aboard and examine the interior as well as a look at the train President Eisenhower rode in. There's a theatre that plays a lovely film about the heyday... More

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St Paul, MN
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you are even a slight fan of Railroad history, do not miss this museum. Close to 20 trains to see along with great info & memorabilia from the great days of railroad travel. The exhibition of dinnerware was really cool and seeing snow plow trains was very interesting.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Our experience on the Polar Express was very good. Our daughter loved it. The hot chocolate was delicious and the narrator was one of the best I've ever heard. Try to request tickets for a train car other than the double-decker. If you're forced to ride the double-decker, DO NOT sit on the upper deck. If you do, you'll be... More

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Senior Contributor
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

We visited the museum with our daughter and our 2 year old grandson. Our grandson loves trains, and it was so much fun watching him going from train to train. He also enjoyed the train ride. I hope we can return next year.

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

In town for the Packers game and decided for a change of pace from all the football-related activities. The quality and quantity of the train exhibits at this museum were simply terrific! Such a wide variety of historical pieces .... from Dwight Eisenhower's WWII command centre train to a Pullman car, and throw in the BIG BOY locomotive - wow!... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My grandson had a great time going on all the trains. My only complaint would be that you could not go on everyone of them. It is hard to explain to a 3 year old that you can't go on some of the trains.

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