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National Railroad Museum

2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay, WI
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Green Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I love trains. If you have ever wondered how big the largest locomotive ever made looks like, then you need a trip to this museum. Massive wouldn't even be accurate. Sitting in the engineers seat is like sitting inside a fortress. Plan two hours to wander through the outside exhibits. The Eisenhower locomotive is so stately. Elegant. The little loop... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I was skeptical of spending time from our vacation here but I am glad we did! If you are interested in history or trains it is worth checking out. The ticket price was reasonable and considering we were there for about 3 hours, well worth the money. I thought the graffiti display was oddly put together, warning of the dangers... More

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not huge, but nice collection and interesting displays. Well worth the time, especially for railfans. Train ride is short, a couple trips around approx. a mile of track, but neat. I got to do the cab ride with the engineer, which was cool.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

In fairness to this museum, I must say that we have previously been to the Indiana Transportation Museum in Noblesville which has a so much better train ride. The train ride here is pretty pitiful. However, the museum exhibits of old trains are very good -- especially the Eisenhower train. Lots of history here and certainly a great place for... More

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Monroe, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed this more than we thought we would. Allow at least 2 hours. Exploring the inside of the various trains on display was a very interesting travel back in time. We enjoyed the Pullman sleeper car. The Big Boy was huge! All those control knobs! In the outside hanger the postal car was something we had never seen before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The day was ideal for a repete visit to the museum. The Eisenhower looked so grand after its loan to England. Some of the locomotives I haven't seen at other locations. Everything is very well displayed. It is a must see for railroad buffs.

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Jacksonville, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Being a train nut, I couldn't wait to see the Union Pacific Big Boy, the biggest rolling stock ever created! I wasn't disappointed. You can climb right on board and sit in the engineers' seat. They are in the process of mounting speakers all over the engine to carry the authentic sounds of the live train in motion, so your... More

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New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A relatively small museum, it does have some impressive locomotives, such as the UP Big Boy, numerous steam engines and one of two experimental turbine trains produced by General Motors in the 1950's. Also the British Railways used by Dwight Eisenhower during WWII. Most of the Locos and cars are open so you can go in the cabs and see... More

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11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I debated if we should go as we'd recently done a train ride in North Freedom and thought the kids had their fill of trains but my husband decided we should check it out and this is one of the rare times that he was right. The visit wasn't so much about the train ride - in reality it only... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We enjoyed our visit. It has some restored engines and cars, along with a LOT of old pieces. You can walk through some of the cars and climb into the cabs of some engines. I was surprised by the size of the Big Boy engine and enjoyed walking through the Eisenhower train. You can take a short train ride around... More

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