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The Gold Coast Railroad Museum

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

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A must for train fans

Our 5-year-old son is crazy about trains and he was in heaven. They have all kinds of trains from all eras lined up and you can climb in them and explore as much as you'd like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Elka D
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Malden, Massachusetts
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Don't go to this event. I visited the "Day Out with Thomas" event on Saturday, March 14, 2015, with my family and was extremely disappointed. I entered the park and was told by the entrance ticket collectors to follow the red line 15 minutes prior to my boarding time in order to board the Thomas train. It is important to... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Our 5-year-old son is crazy about trains and he was in heaven. They have all kinds of trains from all eras lined up and you can climb in them and explore as much as you'd like. We really liked that the focus was on the actual trains, not just pictures and plaques, and you can choose which trains you'd like... More 

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Miami
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Gem #1 is the Presidential rail car The Ferdinand Magellan. This was the Air Force One of its day in service to four presidents. There is an extra $2 admission to view this treasure - and well worth it. This car is not available for viewing on a regular basis, so call ahead to make sure a volunteer is available... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My 3-year-old son is Thomas fan #1. He loves trains. This visit didn't disappoint. We took one of the trips on a train in a restored coach - he loved all of the sights and sounds. We will definitely try to come back for either Polar Express or Day Out with Thomas. Great value and a fun a afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We just went on their Polar Express ride. It was great. They play the parts from the movie, read the story, everyone gets hot chocolate and a cookie. Once we reach the North Pole Santa comes aboard the train to give the kids a special gift and take pictures with the kids. Lots of fun for kids and parents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We actually visited a few years ago, but it was a dream come true for me. I have always been nuts about trains, and have wanted to see a diesel locomotive up close. I got my wish! I arrived early and got a debriefing of the locomotive. He let me prime the engine and start it up. Then I was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Visited Gold Coast Railroad did not know it was there. The museum offered train rides pictures and tour of President train car you can walk through and see how the secret service and first family travel. We had a great time. Worth the visit for kids too.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

There are four trains to visit but nothing exceptional to learn about. It needs some improvement and especially the wagons: they are smelly and muffled. I expected more of what I have seen.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Good for train enthusiasts...quite a number of trains and engines to see up close. I liked that we could walk through most of the train cars. The model trains were good too. The train ride was okay.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Out near the Miami Zoo, on a former US Navy dirigible site, is the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. I have visited dozens of railway museums around the world. This one is well worth a visit. Unexpectedly, it has a complete ca. 1958 train set from the California Zephyr -- and visitors are free to explore it on their own. The... More 

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