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Central Wisconsin

Little Amerricka Amusement Park and Miniature Golf
An old fashioned, family owned amusement park, where young and old alike can enjoy an entire afternoon of affordable classic family fun. Little Amerricka is also home to one of this country's most extensive premier light railways, keeping the knowledge and passion of a by gone era alive.
Call 608-655-3181.
700 E Main St, Marshall, Dane County.

Northeast Wisconsin

National Railroad Museum
Explore America's railroad heritage. Marvel at the Union Pacific Big Boy, the world's largest steam locomotive, and Eisenhower's World War II command train. Over 70 pieces of railroad equipment on display. Ride a full-size train. Open year around: Monday - Saturday 9 - 5 pm, Sunday 11 - 5 pm.
Call 920-437-7623. E-mail Web
2285 S Broadway, Green Bay, Brown County.
Heritage Historical Village / Railroad Museum
Tour 5 historic buildings moved to the village for preservation; train depot, church, school, log cabin, and an octagon shaped house. Most have original or period furnishings. Examine rail equipment including a locomotive, boxcar, and two cabooses. Browse the depot and its exhibits of railroad artifacts and memorabilia. Open: first and third Sundays from Jun thru Aug. Hours: 1 pm - 4 pm. Group tours or appointments can be made by calling. Hosts an annual August 'Heritage Days & Rail Fest' event.
Call 920-982-8557 or 920-982-5186.
900 Montgomery Street, New London, Outagamie County.
Lumberjack Steam Train and Camp Five Museum
Call 715-674-3414.
US 8 and Route 32, Laona, Forest County.

Northwest Wisconsin

Chippewa Valley Railroad Association
A scenic, half-mile, miniature steam- and gasoline-powered train ride located in Eau Claire's premier Carson Park. Join us for a for a leisurely journey along beautiful Half Moon Lake and through the northwoods of Western Wisconsin. Since 1977, the Chippewa Valley RR Association has been entertaining visitors from around the world. Open noon - 5 pm, every Sunday and Holiday (Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day) from May 28th, 2012 until September 3rd, 2012. $3 Adults, $2 Children.
Call 715-831-0900.
811 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County.
Colfax Railroad Museum
The Colfax Railroad Museum has a collection of railroad equipment from railroads that serviced the western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota region. The depot houses the large collection of lanterns, railroad china, and the nation's largest railroad paper-weight collection. The purpose of these artifacts is to show what people encountered on day-to-day activities with the railroads and how the technology changed throughout time. Open May 1 - Oct 31, Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 4 pm.
Call 715-962-2076.
500 E Railroad Ave, Colfax, Dunn County.
Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railway
Diesel and steam train rides. The Osceola & St Croix Valley Railway is a Division of the Minnesota Transportation Museum. All members of the OSV train family are volunteers and love to share their hobby with you. Charter days and times - Thurs 11am and 2pm, Sat and Sun 11am and 2:30 am. Trains operate April through October. Coach and First Class service available.
Call 715-755-3570.
114 Depot Rd, Osceola, Polk County.
Pepin Railroad Depot Museum
On Highway 35 in Laura Ingalls Wilder Park.
Call 715-442-6501.
800 3rd S, Pepin, Pepin County.
Railroad Memories Museum
Housed in the former Chicago & Northwestern Depot, the museum contains an outstanding collection of vintage railroading memorabilia from around the nation. It is staffed by volunteers, including the retired railroaders who lead guided tours through the old depot's 12 history-packed rooms. Open Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day Weekend, Tuesday-Sunday Open at 10 am. Last tours Tues-Sat at 4pm and last tour on Sun at 3pm.
424 N Front St, Spooner, Washburn County.
Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad Excursion Train
Open daily June to Oct 9 am to 5 pm. Steam train excursions between Spooner and Trego run 3-4 times each day.
Call 715-635-3200.
426 N Front St, Spooner, Washburn County.

Southeast Wisconsin

East Troy Electric Railroad Museum
The East Troy Electric Railroad runs from East Troy to Mukwonago in southeast Wisconsin. We are open Saturdays and Sundays from early April to the first weekend in November, and Fridays from June through October. We do not run regular trains any other week days, though we do run charter trains anytime somebody wants one. We are open Labor Day and Memorial Day -- but not 4th of July.
Call 262-642-3263.
2002 Church St, East Troy, Walworth County.

Southwest Wisconsin

Depot Museum
Permanent railroad exhibit. Free admission. Open May 22 through Sept. 26 1 to 4 pm. Wed, Sat, Sun and holidays or by appt.
Call 608-897-4150.
1108 1st Center Ave, Brodhead, Green County.
Fennimore Railroad Historical Museum
Open daily Memorial Day to Labor Day 10 am to 4 pm. Weekends only Sep and Oct. Displays the engine, depot and memorabilia of the narrow gauge (15" track) railroad that once traveled from Fennimore to Woodman.
Call 608-822-3599 or 800-822-1131.
610 Lincoln Ave, Fennimore, Grant County.
Mid-Continent Railway Museum
Mid-Continent Railway Historical Society--also known as Mid-Continent Railway Museum--is an outdoor, living museum and operating railroad recreating the small town/short line way of life during the "Golden Age of Railroading," spanning the years 1880-1916, with operating trains, educational exhibits, and displays of restored rolling stock. Mid-Continent has operated at North Freedom, Wisconsin since 1963. Weekends - trains depart 11am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.
Call 608-522-4261 or toll-free 800-930-1385 for reservations.
E8948 Diamond Hill Rd, North Freedom, Sauk County.
Mineral Point Depot and Museum
The Mineral Point depot was built in 1856 from local materials, and has survived to become the oldest depot in Wisconsin. The Mineral Point Railroad Society was formed in 2000 to further the restoration of Mineral Point's historic railroad depot, and to promote historic preservation and community awareness through related historical activities.
Call 608-987-2695
11 Commerce St, Mineral Point, Iowa County.
Park Lane Model Railroad Museum
Call 608-254-8050.
S2083 Herwig Rd, Reedsburg, Sauk County.
Riverside & Great Northern Railway
Open weekends, Apr - Dec; daily, Memorial Day - Labor Day. Fifteen inch gauge steam-powered operating railroad, 45 minute ride covering 3 miles. This living railroad museum looks back into the history of railroading in Wisconsin. Nestled in the toe of Juneau County is the road bed of the Lacrosse and Milwaukee Railroad built 1857. Sandley's moved their operation here in 1952 from Janesville. The buildings represent railroad facilities found at railroad terminals at the turn of the 20th century.
Call 608-254-6367.
One mile north on Stand Rock Road, N115 Cty N, Juneau County.

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