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The Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Address: 12450 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33177
Phone Number: +1 305-253-0063
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Ranked #30 of 88 Attractions in Miami
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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7 attraction reviews
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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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miami
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

not what I expected. Small & overpriced. Some good items to see but needs much improvement. Next to Miami Zoo.

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My family and I went to the museum because we had seen the sign on the highway so many times. It is not advertised very well but what a surprise once you get into the place. I am no train expert but I was amazed to see that they have the "Ferdinand Magellan" Pullman Car used for Presidents Roosevelt, Truman... More 

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Herts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There are lots of engines and carriages to look at and walk through. If you're interested in trains this is the place for you. If you visit at the weekend you can also ride on a train.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

It was such a nice place to go to with the family. It seems so run down lately, so dirty, not well taken care of, no friendly staff other than a girl named Alex who has a twin sister and a guy named Ronnie which our son absolutely adored & now we were told he no longer works there. Those... More 

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