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National Railroad Museum

2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay, WI
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Ranked #8 of 21 attractions in Green Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Atlanta, GA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I would not consider it is a national caliber museum. There is one big building holding possibly 10 pieces of restored rolling stock including the Eisenhower World War II train (the locomotive was covered up for an unveiling in a few weeks and the platform to its carriages was blocked off), Pullman cars, Big Boy and Pennsylvania electric locomotives and... More

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Wallingford, PA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Even though there are three exceptional pieces in this museum, I was disappointed. I went to see the Big Boy, which is in great shape, but it needed more space to be seen properly. Same for the GG1. The Areotrain doesn't get useful space either. The outdoor stock is in poor condition. The train ride is a waste of time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Excellent railroad museum with a great location. being able to walk right up to and through several of the trains was a big highlight.

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24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was a bit of a let-down having visited the railroad museum in Sacramento a few years ago which is done on a much grander scale. They have a unique collection of drumhead signs and one hall with mostly-restored or well-preserved stock. However, most everything else they have is in as-last-used-and-acquired state either under cover of an open-ended shelter or... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I grew up designing model railroads, and as a result of research, I was a bit of a railfan. At one point, I talked my parents into driving me a couple hundred miles round-trip to see "Waylong Loop" in Tehachapi, CA. Even now, I will travel thousands of miles to ride excursion trains, including the Skunk Train in Willits/Fort Bragg,... More

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United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A brilliant museum, well worth a visit if you are into locomotives (and even if you are not). The staff are friendly and helpful (but this is mid-west USA, EVERYONE is friendly and helpful). As a museum I would say that this is only surpassed by the National Railway Museum in York, United Kingdom. If you are in Green Bay... More

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our family of 2 seniors, 2 adults and 2 children, 3 & 5, spent a happy hour or so at the museum enjoying the exhibits. The children loved the mock engine where blowing the horn was the star attraction. I (senior) liked seeing the historic trains and marveling at the size of many. I highly recommend this museum if you... More

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I was in Green Bay today and stopped in. I am happy to see The Eisenhower is back home. I have been following it's journey since the day it went over to England. I am planning on being there for the celebration on Aug 2nd,

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Lima, OH
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Really enjoyed being able to climb into the Big Boy cab and get the perspective of the engineer. At the history of the GM Aerotrain was very interesting. Like a residential contractor; an auto company said, "yeah, we can do that". Ha ha.

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