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National Railroad Museum
One of the nation's largest rail museums houses everything from decorative train drumheads to a massive Big Boy steam locomotive (left) -- and yes, you can take a train ride.
Start your visit to Green Bay's National Railroad Museum with the 25-minute movie on steam locomotives. Then explore indoor and outdoor exhibits that include the command train Dwight D. Eisenhower used in Europe during World War II, a futuristic Aerotrain from the 1950s, and a mail car, with an extensive interior setup for sorting mail. For a small additional fee, you can ride a train around the grounds, passing an interesting hobo display. (920) 437-7623; nationalrrmuseum.org