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Planning Your Trip to the National Railroad Museum

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Planning a trip can be stressful. How do I get to where I am going? What can I see when I am there? How long should I plan on staying? What do I need to bring with me? Here are some helpful tips for planning your visit to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, WI.

What are the hours?

April – December
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

January – March
Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mondays: January – March
Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day
New Year’s Eve: open 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

What is the admission?

  Museum Only Museum and Train Ride
Member Free Free
Adult $10.00 $12.00
Senior (ages 62 & older) $9.00 $11.00
Child (ages 2 – 12) $7.50 $9.50
Child (under age 2) Free Free

How long will it take to go through the museum?

  • Plan at least two hours to walk through the museum. If you plan on taking a train ride and watching a video on the Union Pacific “Big Boy”, plan on three hours.

What do people enjoy seeing at the museum?

  • Our signature pieces include the Union Pacific “Big Boy” (one of eight left in existence), the “Dwight D. Eisenhower” A4 class locomotive (the only British A locomotive in the United States), the Aerotrain (one of two left), and the Wisconsin 40 & 8 boxcar (a gift from France after World War II).

Train rides are done for the season. They are available:

        May 1st – September 30th (Everyday)
        October 1st – October 31st (Weekends)

Do you have a restaurant on site?

  • The museum does not have a restaurant on site, but we are located near downtown Ashwaubenon. There are a number of restaurants within a few minutes drive.

Can we bring in our own lunch or snacks?

  • There are picnic tables available for guest use outside in the playground area. Food is not allowed inside the museum display areas.

What should I pack?

  • Comfort is the name of the game when touring the museum. You will be doing a lot of walking so a good pair of shoes is important. As the weather in Wisconsin changes often, dress in layers so you can add if you are too cold and remove if you get too warm. And don’t forget the sunscreen! An umbrella is important too.

How tall is the observation tower?

  • There are 99 steps to reach the top of the observation tower. Once at the top, you can see over to Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. Make sure you to wear good shoes to make the climb!

Are pets allowed?

  • The only exception is for registered service animals. If you are visiting the area, there are some great doggie daycares who would be happy to pamper your pet for the day while you are out exploring.

Are you handicapped accessible?

  • Our operational train and the grounds are handicapped accessible. However, due to the historic nature of our display trains, they are not.

Are you a Blue Star Museum?

  • Yes! We are proud to be one of the many museums that support the service men and women.

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