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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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I could live here.

Our visit was over a year ago, but we remember it well. There is much to see, both indoor and outside. Tons of rolling stock and many locomotive, both steam and diesel. Also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Algoma, Wisconsin
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Algoma, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Our visit was over a year ago, but we remember it well. There is much to see, both indoor and outside. Tons of rolling stock and many locomotive, both steam and diesel. Also many other transportation artifacts as well, including many dioramas and a cool model railroad. The Holy Grail, though, the Union Pacific Big Boy 4-8-8-4 displayed indoors. It's... More 

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Green Bay
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

To be able to climb on real trains and engines under cover should not be missed. Wonderful information to learn about the history of railroad and its contribution to our country's growth. Excellent way to realize why railroad is still wonderful way to travel and should be upgraded for 21st centruy

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit here. Took our son and we all enjoyed seeing all of trains on the property. cool that we could actually go inside of some and get the feel of what it was like for the people that actually traveled on them.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visited when in town a few days this autumn. Spent most of a Saturday here. The trainride around the grounds is kind of cheesy, but they do have a number of locomotives that are pretty cool to discover in the shed. One of the better train museums out there, but I don't think it's better than Museum of Transport in... More 

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Muskego, WI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I can only speak of the experience we had for the Polar Express and it was incredible! The kids that we had with us (9, 6, and 3) all loved it and had a great time! It all starts out with a welcome and hot chocolate and while you're enjoying your hot chocolate, you get to listen to a reading... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Drove two hours from milwaukee to see this train wreck. I'm sure it's a great train museum, but didn't get to see much in the 15 minutes between the time the doors were opened and the show began. The reading was fine, but the train ride to the North Pole was a joke. Who knew the only thing between here... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This museum in Green Bay is a treasure trove of railway memorabilia and also has a large shop selling lots of authentic rail goodies. We've visited twice with our grandkids and have enjoyed both times. You can climb inside several of the carriages and the kids are allowed to touch most of the exhibits. The museum is well laid out... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

What a gem tucked in green bay.. Trains are in nice shape and display is clean. People were very nice aqnd pleasant.. Recommend and visitor to the area to spot in and see it!! the eisenhower train is a espcially nice. thanks for keeping a piece ofhistory in such fine shape..

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artisticgal
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very well designed, very informative, and very historic. They have numerous railroad cars that are in the process of being restored that are interesting to see.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Okay, who doesn't love a good train museum. We have had the opportunity to visit many railroads, especially in Pennsylvania and the Henry Ford in Michigan. We had this on the Green Bay list (after Lambeau, of course!). Our visit was early afternoon and on a Monday which resulted in very few others being on site. This allowed us the... More 

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