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National Railroad Museum, Green Bay

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The National Railroad Museum (reporting mark NRMX) is a railroad museum located in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, in suburban Green Bay.

Founded in 1956, by community volunteers in Green Bay, the National Railroad Museum is one of the oldest institutions in the United States dedicated to preserving and interpreting the nation's railroad history. Throughout its history, patron contributions have continued to create one of the largest railroad preservation institutions in the United States.

The National Railroad Museum has a large collection of rolling stock that spans more than a century of railroading and a number of historic locomotives, including an Aerotrain, Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4017 (One of the world's largest steam locomotive types), and British Railways Class A4 No. 60008 Dwight D Eisenhower (ex-London & North Eastern Railway No. 4496 Golden Shuttle) and train used by the Supreme Allied Commander and his staff in the United Kingdom and continental Europe during World War II.

In addition to the rolling stock, there is a museum building housing a wide variety of railroad artifacts, an archive, and photography gallery. There is also a standard gauge track around the perimeter of the grounds. There is also an 80-foot (24 m) high wooden observation tower with views of the Fox River and Green Bay. The museum hosts an annual Day Out with Thomas event, where Thomas the Tank Engine pulls young friends past the exhibited rolling stock.

In October of every year in preparation for Halloween, the grounds of the museum are the site of the Green Bay Preble Optimist Club's haunted attraction, "Terror on the Fox", which uses the trains for "haunted" rides through the grounds after dark, along with other attractions.

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  • First, the museum is cute and nice. The trains are gorgeous and my three year old enjoyed the exhibits. Here’s the thing - avoid the train ride. We were told us was covid-safe. It’s not. They close...  more »
  • This museum is definitely a must for any train enthusiast. There are many exhibits both inside and outside. Free train rides are also available. We were there for a wedding. What a unique venue for.....  more »
  • We had a great time at the museum. We got to see alot of different things such as the Big Boy, caboose cars, snowplows, among other things. Had a nice little play area for the kids outside and we got to take a train ride. Very nice and courteous employees and not too badly priced. I would recommend checking it out if your in the area.
  • I'm going to have too say this right away. This is my favourite place in the whole world PERIOD. This place is full of amazing locomotives and related items! I'd you're a parent with young kids bring them! If you're a person who loves locomotives bring yourself! I love this place so much that I have a membership and Everytime I go I get a pin. PLEASE VISIT THIS PLACE ASAP!
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