National Railroad Museum

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2285 S Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54304 2285 S Broadway, Green Bay Directions
+19204377623
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I like trains.
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Everyone was very friendly
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good valu
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Love the new children's depot and the new display cases in the museum.
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Excited to go there!
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This place is a hidden gem in Green Bay. Kids of all ages can find something to learn and enjoy.
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Definitely worth it if you have more than three in the family! It's for all year long. Smaller kids love the train ride. It's great that you can go back for another ride later on. Seeing these trains up close is really interesting too :)
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Great place...FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
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The National Railroad Museum is a real treasure. I have enjoyed many outings there with my grandchildren.
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I am so impressed with the National Railroad Museum. Friendly and professional staff & very clean. Very educational but also fun for families! My two young children LOVED visiting the museum and riding the train. HIGHLY recommend...such a fun place!
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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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