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Venice Train Depot

303 East Venice Avenue, Seaboard Avenue, Venice, FL 34285
(941)412 0151
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Venice
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Apr 2, 2014
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Fort Wayne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Make sure you take the tour. A lot of Venice history is given out. If your a real rail buff, a lot of the old equipment is still in place. No admission, just a donation requested

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We finally were able to stop to visit the Train Depot/Museum. It is small but we had a fabulous host who was very interesting to listen to. My family are railroaders in MN/WI/AZ so for me anything about trains is always very interesting. Lots of history. Thanks again for a fabulous time.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We started and ended our bike rental trips here. Good place to meet others and then good place to come back to and hang out after a relaxing ride in the sun.

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Hobart, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

fun place to find out about the city of venice history.stories of the circus trains coming in are great. Fun flash back to the 1950's

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Venice, Fl
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

It is always fun to go to the train station and envision transportation from yesteryear. We go there every Christmas for the boat parade and set up in front of the Train Station. Great fun!!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Being first-timers to Venice, FL, we wanted to get an all-around feel for the area. The train depot definitely does that. It was open on Mon., We'd., Fri., & Sat., but the caboose is only open on Wed., so that is when we went. There are docents that escort you through the two rooms of the depot that house the... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

A nice scenic place to go for a walk and a picnic. Very pretty landscaping lots of room for the kids to run. Bring your bike and hit the trail if you like.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Recently I reviewed the new exhibits at the Venice Train Depot. They provide an overview of not only the history of the Depot but the City of Venice. The Depot has historical ties with the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, Kentucky Military Institute, Venice Army Air Field, and, Seaboard Railroad. The station master exhibit, consisting of original artifacts of... More

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Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Bertha Palmer arranged to bring the railroad from Sarasota south to Venice because she owned property here. Florida produce was harvested and ship North by train. Later, the Circus wintered in Venice and brought the "Circus Train" to town with all the animals and performers. It has been restored to it's original splendor and is also a county bus transit... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This building and site have a place in local history and might have been torn down or abandoned like those in so many other towns. But this has been refurbished and repurposed into a living part of today. My wife and I have attended a couple of contra dance evenings held in the upstairs hall. It's a wood-floored room but... More

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