We spent the night at a Country Inn and Suites in Wausau, Wisconsin. Since we were already in the area why not spend a day playing tourist. When you are visiting an unfamiliar area tripadvisor can be a very helpful website. TripAdvisor not only gives reviews but it ranks by popularity activities in the area. I used tripadvisor to look at what activities we might like to try on this trip.
Green Bay had lots of packer activities but we are not really into football. They did offer the National Railroad Museum. 2285 S Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54304 http://www.nationalrrmuseum.org/
The museum was easy to find and we were able to use my AAA card for a free adult admission with purchase of adult admission. During the off season the train rides are not available making admission for an adult $9. Children are only $6.50 and this is a place I would recommend for kids who love trains!
Most of the engines, train cars and cabooses you are allowed to enter. This makes for a very interactive visit! My daughter said she was “geeking out!”
The kids can pretend to drive the “Big Boy” engine.
And even though it was winter weather outside all of the trains were either under cover or in a heated building. So rain, snow or shine you can visit!
They even had a caboose decorated in a birthday train theme for parties. During our visit two young boys were enjoying their opportunity to climb up into the train engines.