Railroad Museum of South Florida, Fort Myers

4.2
#29 of 38 in Museums in Southwest Gulf Coast
The Railroad Museum of South Florida, Inc a Florida Not for Profit Corp operates a Interpertive Center housed in a Railroad Depot in Lakes Regional Park. It's Outdoor exhibits include a cosmetically restored 1905 Atlantic Coastline Railroad 0-6-0 Baldwin Locomotive and Tender and a cosmetically restored 1953 Seaboard Airline Railroad Caboose. In addition to the Interperative Center it operates a 1 1/2 mile minature train ride which takes riders on a 15 minute scenic ride which winds through villages and a 100 ft tunnel and over trestle bridges on its journey between lakes and past water features with views of exotic birds and wildlife. A great destination for a family outing.
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  • June 21, 2017
    its takes you thru the tall trees it is great for children and adults. great for familys, grandparents, if your lucky you will see some animals  more »
  • May 29, 2017
    We were looking for a park to bring my 3 year old grandson and ended up at this museum. What a treat! Plenty of place for hm to run, water area at the park. We had a picnic and we road the train. Only...  more »
  • May 26, 2017
    Great train-themed playground in new shape that both my 2 & 6 year old enjoyed. Cute, interesting shop/museum with model trains that were running. Shopkeeper was super nice & helpful. Loved the train ...  more »
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  • June 3, 2017
    Small museum with lots of cool stuff. There is a 1/2 mile mini train ride that was fun.
  • August 19, 2016
    Regarding ride on train: I may change my rating later, but I think it's ridiculous that a place can't keep accurate hours on their website. Call ahead of time and don't trust the website, or you may have a disappointed child like us. The park is nice, but not worth the 1 hour drive for us.
  • October 23, 2016
    Great for the kids. We come here for Halloween and Christmas to ride the train.
  • November 22, 2015
    If you are interested in learning about history and rail roads this is the place to be. There is also a train set there that you can ride through a section of the park. A lot of interesting items on show here. The museum is inside lakes park, so it is a stop in an all-day visit to the park.
  • December 28, 2013
    Nice small museum. As far as exposition it's quite dire, but since the places is at reconstruction and attendance is free you wouldn't loose too much. But if you want something more interesting Lionel museum in more interesting. But the jewel of this place is train ride - its fun for the whole family. So if you're near by it definitely worth visiting. But not as specific destination. Except if you plan to use the park grounds as well.

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