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National Railroad Museum: Green Bay, WI

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When you think about the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, the first thing that comes to mind is the Green Bay Packers, a team representing the smallest market in American sports, winner of thirteen football championships which is the most of any team in the National Football League, and the only team in American sports that is owned by the community. You think about one of the most famous stadiums in the world, Lambeau Field, and its famous frozen tundra. It is one of the coldest cities in the National Football League. It is also a city known for industry particularly the meat packing industry where the famous team gets its name and the dairy industry. However, there is a little known secret about the city, and that secret involves the railroad.
The National Railroad Museum in Green Bay has one of the largest railroad collections, artifacts and photos in the country. You enter into the great hall, and you are greeted by the Union Pacific 4017. You also see the Dwight D. Eisenhower Car, a locomotive from the Pennsylvania Railroad, numerous cabooses, a snow plow, plus other numerous rail cars, and that is just what you will find on the inside.
On the outside, there is another pavilion where there are many more steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses and services cars. If that is not enough, you can take a train ride around the museum during the warmer months.
The National Railroad Museum of Green Bay is located at 2285 S. Broadway, and it is open all year round. For more information about admission, hours, and events, you can go to www.nationalrrmuseum.org. Come and see another great treasure that the city of Green Bay has to offer.

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