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Address: 12450 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33177
Phone Number: +1 305-253-0063
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Interesting but dated

Subject matter of the WWII dirigibles used by the Navy was interesting, but the materials are dated and could stand some refreshing and modernization. Many of the rail cars were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Burlington, Vermont

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Burlington, Vermont
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65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Subject matter of the WWII dirigibles used by the Navy was interesting, but the materials are dated and could stand some refreshing and modernization. Many of the rail cars were not open when we were there, and there is a minimum of explanation about the rolling stock. Loved the steam engine. Museum store only has Thomas the Train materials.

1 Thank brwerner
Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I was extremely disappointed with the Polar Express. The car we sat in had two volunteers that were yelling the whole time. So between them yelling and singing, and someone speaking over the pa you can imagine the headache we got! You only go forward and backwards on this ride. It really doesn't go anywhere! The hot chocolate you get... More 

1 Thank Noelle297
Miami, Florida
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

While I am not necessarily into trains.... having the chance to walk inside the different wagons of the times where trains were the main long distance transportation for most people.... is an avoidable trip to memory lane of the hollywood classics..... perfect for photography enthusiasts it is a must visit good for all family......

1 Thank htltrvlr
Homestead, Florida
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

During the holiday season you can book a ride at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum on the Polar Express. This ride is definitely for younger kids (10 and younger) who want to experience the magic of the Polar Express. Night time ride with characters from the movie, chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate, bells and the star of the night-Santa!! Don't... More 

3 Thank Karla B
Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

It is really an old railroad depot. Not well kept. It is rundown. The two or three train rides are too short to be enjoyed. It is old trains with antiques inside the trains.

Thank Alicia M
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

For many years, every time I went to Miami I had planned to visit the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. This time I was able to do so.....and what a disappointment..the trains well lacking maintenance, inside the railway carts the rugs were all dirty, discolored and ill kept. I found 3 empty water bottles laying on one of the couches....a very... More 

Thank jifabrega
North Miami Beach, Florida
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186 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

If you enjoy trains my guess is you will enjoy visiting here. It appears the museum runs on the good work of its volunteers and manages to keep the place open by donations. While some of the cars could certainly use some refurbishing, there is a lot of history here. All of the volunteers I spoke with there were enthusiastic... More 

Thank Bruce M
Naples, Florida
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Wow, I went back to the 1950, is a place with a lot history, tales and a great experience to visit. They have music from the 40's 50's all the time. My father love it because is from his time. And my kids enjoyed running around, playing and looking

Thank 3LM
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Well to start off with I'm not a train "lover" but I decided to go because I am a mother and I try to take my daughter somewhere different on weekends. First off it was FREE when we went, I honestly don't think it's worth paying to come in! Secondly, if you do decided to go here don't come during... More 

1 Thank Karyna C
Sunrise, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Who knew there was a train museum right around the corner from Zoo Miami. There are plenty of trains to see from the inside and the outside. You can even take one for a ride on their short but fun train track. Bring your camera to capture some cool shots of trains that I am sure had a very exciting... More 

1 Thank No1Cane

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