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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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Good hands-on railroad experience

The static exhibits are of high quality when one enters past the gift shop. The most interesting parts are the huge railroad locomotives and cars, especially the ones that allow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
trolleyguy2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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90 reviews 90 reviews
75 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

you need to pay $12 for both museum visiting and train ride, but you cannot just ride the train without buying the ticket to visit museum, the museum ticket is far more expensive than the train ride ticket, the train ride is about 250 min, but the train just go around the outside of the museum, not much to see,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The static exhibits are of high quality when one enters past the gift shop. The most interesting parts are the huge railroad locomotives and cars, especially the ones that allow people to walk through. The train ride was not operating for the season yet when I visited, but there is enough to see around the grounds to keep one busy.... More 

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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Even if you are not a railroad buff, this museum with its enormous display of engines, vintage rail cars, and well presented historical accounts will amaze you.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
50 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Unlike many railway museums I've seen in England, the National Railroad Museum's trains allow you to get very up close and personal. You can even stand in General Eisenhower's personal shower on his namesake train. On your journey through the museum you will learn the history of USA railroads, see tools used to build them, model trains and several surviving... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is a great museum for the train-loving family. Mine is one of those, but I'm not as big a fan as the others. Anyway, very informative and fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

i took my nephew here since he's a big train buff and we spent a few hours here we did not rush as you were able to walk thru some of the train cars inside and outside. We didnt get to have a train tour since they dont offer that until may, that was a slight disappointment.

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Kiel, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The museum is nice, there is a lot for adults and bigger kids to read and learn. There are many trains and engines to explore and visit. It's fun to see the different Pullman and sleeping cars, very different than traveling on a modern airplane! I thought admission was a little steep. We visited the weekend before Easter for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Went to the museum on a Friday and had the museum to ourselves to read, view and appreciate the history. My sister and especially enjoyed the Pullman exhibit. We left the museum with plans to take a trip on the current Pullman offerings. Definitely recommend.

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Algoma, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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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