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The Gold Coast Railroad Museum

12450 S.W. 152nd Street, Miami, FL 33177
+1 305-253-0063
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Ranked #43 of 123 Attractions in Miami
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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211 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Miami, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Dear Trip Advosor Why in the world would you tell people there are train rides everyday? The children's train only runs on the weekends, and the big trains only on some weekends. It even says so on their website. I'm wondering how many people have showed up during the week like I did only to have disappointed children. NOT COOL!!... More

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Miami, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Incredible museum rich of history, right in our wonderful backyard. It is free of charge, except for the presidential one. Went there while a classic car show was in swing...Saw the 1949 Frazier model, which it looked futuristic for its age. The presidential train was also available for a fee and has to be accompanied by personnel. Lots of history... More

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