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“For railfans and history buffs”

National Railroad Museum
Ranked #7 of 65 things to do in Green Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This museum emphasizes steam locomotives, passenger rolling stock, and passenger travel.
Centerpiece of the exhibit is a UP 4-8-8-4. Other locomotives exemplifying steam at its peak include a C&O Kanawha and a Soo Pacific. A rarity is a DMIR Texas type, used for slow drag freights. Diesels are largely ignored. Several sleeping cars are on exhibit. For those into decorative arts, the railroad dining car china display is priceless (plastic tableware is an AMTRAK invention.) Short train rides are available. Explanatory signage is excellent, and one may enter most of the locomotives and cars. Not nearly as complete as the B&O museum in Baltimore, but better than most railroad exhibits.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Enjoyed the train ride, except the sound system was not working, so did not hear a lot. Liked the tour of all the old engines. Like the movie and learned a lot about how the engines were made and how they traveled. Would recommend to others.

Thank Jerome C
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This place is awesome! The train ride around the grounds was fun, the conductor (guide) was very knowlegeable answered all our questions was very patient with the small children in our group and just made everything more enjoyable. It is so interesting you can go through most of the train cars and engines. There is a display of the various china dinner ware from different rail lines. It is worth th admission price. The only drawback is the gift shop is overpriced.

Thank Jo S
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Was on a trip to Green Bay for the Tall Ships had some extra time and someone told us about this museum. You do not have the be a train fans to enjoy this place it might but not required. It costs to get into the main part and a train ride but you could go there and see the outside exhibits for no cost.

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Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

We took our 2 yr old son, who is starting to be interested in trains. He loved it. The train ride was slow so you can see everything and very informative. The museum did not look that big at first, but was huge. Lots of old trains you can walk thru and explore. Will take him back when he is older too. Must see for the GB area.

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