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National Railroad Museum

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Address: 2285 S Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54304-4832
Phone Number: 920-437-7623
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A "must see" attraction

This was a great attraction for our three generation family. Eisenhower's Train was especially interesting and the size of the BIG BOY locomotive was awesome. The GE train of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Keith R
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Greendale, Wisconsin
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Greendale, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great attraction for our three generation family. Eisenhower's Train was especially interesting and the size of the BIG BOY locomotive was awesome. The GE train of the future was also worth the visit.

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Thank Keith R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our son, who is a big lover of trains, to the fall pumpkin patch festival & train ride. What a great experience. Loved riding the old train & touring the ones in the museum. Great experience for the whole family

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Thank Terri H
Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great find in Green Bay, WI. The museum is not huge but contains huge old train cars with unique histories. You can climb into some of the cars to get the feel of train travel. There is also a brief train ride that travels around the grounds with a narration by the conductor. Made me want to... More 

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the inventory of railway cars. The museum is fine for maybe an hour, especially with children. It just does not compare with so many others, especially considering the entrance fee. I would not make a special trip to see it, but fine if you are in the area. Having said that, it appears they have embarked on... More 

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Thank sawadee21
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed being able to look at and climb around several train cars and locomotives. Reminded me of my childhood.

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Thank Gary R
chicago, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have Eisenhower train that he used in wwll to travel europe. They have a big boy. The areotrain. Almost every thing they have so you can go in them. It is really interesting. They have a train ride around the park. It along the fox river. There is a viewing tower that is 100 steps to get to top.

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Thank Robert B
Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited the Museum when it first opened in the 60's. I grew up with the last of the steam engines and rode trains many times. When the museum opened it was great to get to climb all the engines and some of the cars. Eisenhower's engine , big boy and the Texas from The Great Locomotive chase were... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited many railroad museums around the country, and this one is better than some of them, but nowhere near the best or deserving of the title. For example, the railroad museum in Duluth, MN. is far better. I give credit to this museum for having a few unique trains that you will likely not find anywhere else. The... More 

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Thank traveltheworld012
Atherstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is very easy to access, enough parking spots so you don't have to fight for empty spots. Great exhibits. While I was visiting, there was Eisenhower and Big Boy on display, as well as Pullman's Coach, and Airtrain. There were lots of other trains and carts. There is a local diesel train going around the compound with option... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I liked it all, starting with the museum history info, and then examining the famous "big-boy" largest steam locomotive in the U.S. (a 4-8-8-4 for steam nuts), then a walk through on President Eisenhower's WW2 train, and the Pullman car, and many many others. For kids they had several people telling stories and hands on exhibits with toy trains. And... More 

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