The Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Miami

3.3
#11 of 25 in Museums in Miami
Gold Coast Railroad Museum features more than 40 pieces of historic railroad equipment including the Ferdinand Magellan, California Zephyr cars Silver Crescent and Silver Stag. Florida East Coast steam engines #153 and #113, several diesel locomotives, and many other cars of all types and descriptions. The model railroad exhibit area features most gauges of model trains and has a "hands on" model railroad exhibit for children. The grounds and equipment of Gold Coast Railroad Museum are available for photo and movie "shoots" with both static and live equipment and have been the backdrop for numerous commercial and catalog layouts, television productions, and feature films. The property is also available for private parties, birthday parties, corporate events, group tours, and field trips.
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  • OMG!!! Wonderful time today. Our family enjoy a very nice time. A very good experience for the kids. We wish Thomas every weekend, it was awesome!!! Tksssss  more »
  • I want my money back from Mattel as I was told by the security guard that they are the ones responsible for this cheap horrible event. I DROVE AN HOUR and 15 minutes to this absolute dump. We...  more »
  • We visited this museum prior to going to the adjacent Zoo. Both facilities are situated on the former site of NAS Richmond a Lighter Than Air (LTA) Naval Airship Base. The GCRM occupies some of the....  more »
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  • This is the place for all age groups, especially for kids and train lovers! There is a real vintage working train to ride. Terrific display of train engines and passenger cars from a various eras... 1800's - 1950's! Even a presidential car used by FDR, Truman and Reagan. First Saturday of each month free entrance!!! Numerous train artifacts displayed. Ample free parking and several food vendors. A military history museum is within walking distance.
  • Only 3 stars because we were able to enter only 4 trains. There were a lot of other trains in their patio but they were blocked to visit. 2 trains that could be visited had signs apologizing (they were closed for events). We did ride the little train and it was $5 per person. The little train was a cute experience for my kids (2 and 5 years old). I knew they had an activity room in the past but it was closed. We stayed for 1h and it was enough to see everything it was available. The trains were wet inside because it was raining the day before. But the lack of care inside the trains broke my heart. I thought that because they are a museum they would try to keep it a little better. I guess it is expensive to repair. It is a nice place to take old style pictures.
  • Great family place for a quick outing. Just enough to not become boring. Both my toddler and teenager were amused. Nothing fancy and yes the trains are old, but it is a museum.
  • Great museum to visit. A lot of history specially in the presidential train. Take the tour to the presidential train ($3 extra) is totally worth it. My kids loved it. A great experience for the whole family.
  • The "Gold Coast Railroad Museum" is the beauty of Miami. The pinnacle of western civilization. Where else could you find trains that take you in record-breaking speeds of 2 mph with views that leave you in awe? Or the high-maintenance trains without a single breath of hot air? None other than the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. The majority of the venue is located inside rusty old warehouses (much like the trains themselves), which makes the entire museum look unappealing to the naked eye, but it's the trains that count. The trains themselves are kept very nicely. You could tell, with the paint peeling off and the amount of cobwebs it contains. The main attraction however is the train that plays dress up every now and then as Thomas the Tank Engine, The Polar Express, or whatever iconic children's train the low amount of staff could conjure up to roll in the dough. The view you could get from inside the train is pretty great too, the trees and the prison yard nearby is good enough to snap photos of. Overall this left me pretty satisfied. Would consider coming again if the admission is free.

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