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“My Kids and I Had a Blast!”

National Railroad Museum
Ranked #7 of 65 things to do in Green Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 September 2008

I have been to many railroad museums in the US and abroad, this one rates high on my list!! A walk through the museum begins with marvelous exhibits of scale models, and collections of artifacts from railroad history. A pair of glass doors at the end of a corridor opens into a massive hangar containing an amazing collection of real engines and cars, all beautifully restored and gloriously displayed. Museum goers can enter cabs of numerous engines, and walk through pullman cars and cabooses. The museum also offers a mind blowing HO scale layout, and a pleasant ride around the museum grounds in an antiquated passenger car (we were privileged to see a bald eagle perched on a branch as the train wound past the Fox River!). An outdoor hangar yields a large collection of engines and cars, not yet fully restored. We were thrilled to walk through a string of pullman cars with a lounge car of the sleek Burlington Zephyr at the rear. Anyone with an interest in locomotives and their history shouldn't miss this incredible museum. My five kids (ages 1 - 8) and I spent over three hours at the museum. Reasonably priced admission. We will be going back!

1  Thank Kalakogathia
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Reviewed 10 April 2008

Took my 6 year old son last summer and he's still talking about it.
Really a great place with tons of trains. Some are run down but what would you expect? We are talking about machines that are very old and outside in the elements. The restored trains inside are in very good shape.
This place all the kids will love (even the big old ones that are retired now).
The staff is very friendly and some are very knowledgable.
I recommend this place for everyone.

2  Thank mikekay2
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Reviewed 29 March 2008

Contrary to what a previous reviewer stated, you can go in many of the trains. Going into the old Pullman cars was fascinating. The train ride around the grounds was fun and gave a sense of nostalgia. My son enjoyed the ride and all the trains. He even enjoyed the real trains even more that the Thomas the Tank Engine trains in the lobby (and he loves Thomas).
This is a great plave to visit for the entire family, unless you're a curmudgeon.

2  Thank Keltonspapa
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Reviewed 11 June 2007

Best thing to see in Green Bay (ok, besides Lambeau),
hands down. Authentic, historical engines and passenger cars you can work thru, like 50! Model trains. Train movie. Train ride!
This place is outstanding!!

4  Thank eschuber
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Reviewed 12 June 2006

save your time and money- this place is a run down dumpy. their "train ride" is on an old, slow rusty train that should have been put to pasture years ago. it goes very slowly in a circle, with nothing to see except weeds. they have a "theater" where they show very old train documentaries on a screen with a huge yellow stain across it.

there are large, real trains on display, but they are elevated, and you cannot go inside or barely even look inside. boring- the only thing my kids found interesting was the thomas the train toys in the gift shop.

avoid!!

6  Thank sr5242
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