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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  • Do not go if you have to pay. The first Saturday of every month except march is free. For free it's not bad walking around some of the trains. The presidential car is not open to really go into separa...  more »
  • Despite some reviews I went prepred to like this, wanting to like this, routing for the underdog. Well, it's a dog anyway. You can go through some old carriages; the more intact ones were interesting....  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.
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