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National Railroad Museum

2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay, WI
920-437-7623
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Green Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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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 NEW

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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Wisconsin
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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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De Pere, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

this museum has more trains and displays than anything you will see anywhere else. When I was out at the golden spike museum in Utah, also a train attraction - when they found out I was from Green Bay they said "oh you guys have the best train museum in the states" what else can I say. If you like... More

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Cadillac, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We live in Green Bay and go to the railroad museum several times a year - especially for their events (Egg Train, Thomas the Train, Polar Express, etc). It also is nice to go during normal times too - there are so many trains to check out and it is just a nice place. My boys are very into trains... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

After a nearly 40 year relationship with Green Bay, I finally broke down and hit the National Railroad Museum. I have only a passing interest in trains and transportation, but the museum was facinating and I found it hard to leave. I recommend taking the train ride as well.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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40 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very interesting museum with some great exhibits. They also offer rides which kids would love. Great to be able to get up close and personal with some of this countries historical trains.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise!!! I thought just the children would enjoy this museum, however it was a great adventure for the whole family. We were able to board several real trains and go into a real engine! Define Love you! A great place to visit for the whole family!!!!

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Midlothian, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place was awesome for the train enthusiast. Very friendly staff. The train ride was nice. Very interesting to see train travel from yesteryear.

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Atlanta, GA
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51 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were driving through Green Bay during a rainy day when we stopped to visit this museum. I thought it was very interesting, especially the exhibit on the Pullman Porters. I particularly liked the computer kiosks where you could listen to different Pullman porters talk about their experiences. Oral history adds so much to any museum and I found it... More

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