$25 for a One-Year Family Membership to the National Railroad Museum ($50 Value)

Ashwaubenon, Green Bay

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In a Nutshell

Admission for one year, access to members-only events, gift-shop, special event ticket discounts, vintage trains, and artifacts.

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Expires May 15th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must redeem within 30 days of feature date. (May 15th). Membership expires one year from activation date. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

History museums instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover knowledge with this Groupon.

$25 for a One-Year Family Membership ($50 Value)

National Railroad Museum

Resting beneath natural light from the skylights mounted above it, the hulking figure of the 1.2 million-pound Union Pacific Big Boy cloaks visitors in a shadow that stretches for nearly 50 yards. As guests ascend the monstrous cab of this steam locomotive, they enter the centerpiece of the National Railroad Museum, a chamber echoing with more than 150 years of American railroading history.

After exiting Big Boy, guests can view a computer-generated porter that recounts how African-American rail workers formed the nation's first all-black labor union, and another stop invites passengers to view inside a portion of General Eisenhower's WWII command train. Elsewhere in the museum, various collections are housed with more than 15,000 photographs, archives such as maps and engineering drawings, and more than 5,000 artifacts including uniforms and tools.

The National Railroad Museum has over 60 pieces of rolling stock, including diesel, steam, and electric locomotives, and passenger and freight cars. Among these are some of the most influential and unique pieces in railroading history, including a number of items that pertain to the state of Wisconsin.

Other must-sees of the museum include General Motors’ experimental Aerotrain; the streamlined Pennsylvania Railroad No. 4890, a GG-1 electric locomotive; and the Frederick Bauer Drumhead Collection, the largest, single collection of railroad drumheads known to exist in the United States. Most facilities are accessible, except where rolling stock cannot be altered due to their historic nature. The Museum’s train ride is accessible, and a wheelchair lift is available.

A train ride is offered on a daily basis from May through September and guided tours are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Museum also hosts a variety of special events for all ages.

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  • Green Bay (751.8 miles)

    2285 S Broadway

    Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304

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