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National Railroad Museum

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Address: 2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay, WI
Phone Number: 920-437-7623
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We spent three hours here with our three year old. We had a magical time. We took the train ride and walked the entire grounds. Lots of bathrooms, drinking fountains, and a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent three hours here with our three year old. We had a magical time. We took the train ride and walked the entire grounds. Lots of bathrooms, drinking fountains, and a great picnic area in the playground with picnic tables. I am "not that into trains" but found this museum very interesting. It's clear their army of volunteers love... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Green Bay for a weekend getaway from Chicago and came away pleasantly surprised. The National Railway Museum played a big role in making the trip great. We went as a family and have a toddler who loves trains. What I like about this place vs. so many train museums is that it wasn't models (though it has... More 

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83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is home to one of the very rare "Big Boys" which is one of THE most powerful ever to be built and operated. This is a phenomenal piece of machinery. It is well displayed and cared for. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Was not expecting much at the National Railroad Museum, however it was a pleasant surprise! The BIG BOY train alone made it worthwhile.

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Ohio
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This has a lot of nice engines and railroad cars available to tour. There are even more outside that you can walk around. I hope they continue working on some of those outside so they can be restored and opened to be seen too. The only thing I wasn't happy with was the train ride that is available for an... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visited here with our granddaughter recently. The train ride is fun but rather short. It is an interesting attraction to visit.

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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The museum had some interesting information about a different time in history when trains were popular. There were trains you could walk through and see the sleeper cars, kitchen, mail room, etc. Unfortunately the train industry is all but dead and it shares those stories. The reason I gave it three stars is because there's not a tour guide, and... More 

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Osceola, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

very interesting and informative of the railroad! The staff was very nice and everything was displayed well enough to understand!

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Kewaunee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Took our grown daughters here on a family day and we had a blast. We all love railroads and had a good time walking through all the cars, imagining what life was like when this was how you traveled! I don't think you ever outgrow liking trains. I particularly liked the old train cars- lots of wear and tear in... More 

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Green Lake, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This place will be forever a work in progress. You can feel the love and the lack of funds at the same time. Very cool history here tho. A must for a train nut, or someone just casually interested in trains.

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Additional Information about National Railroad Museum

Address: 2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay, WI
Phone Number: 920-437-7623
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Green Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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