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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
- Sep 13, 2014
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Venice, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting way to spend a couple of hours. The old photographs and antique machinery are very cool to check out. Don't forget to check out the caboose and the bronze statue of the greatest animal gamers of all time, Gunther Gable Williams!

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East Orleans, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Venice Train Depot has been lovingly and beautifully restored and it sits on the Intercoastal Waterway. As with so many buldings in Venice that have a history, The Train Depot is a lovely place to sit and just relax and let the world go by...

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Sebring, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Hard to find (under Venice Ave bridge), great picture and displays, even includes fully restored caboose!

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Nothing spectacular but runs efficiently. No need to get to the station much before thirty minutes before departure. There are a couple of restaurants, a couple of pricey stores and an overcrowded bathroom that charges you 1 euro to go in.

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Casselberry, Florida, United States
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

2 ramps that can get busy at times. There are a couple of old guys that hang out there and are always willing to lend a hand with ropes. Very friendly and knowledgeable. A plus for us novice boaters. LOTS of trailer parking!

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Ellenton, Florida
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59 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Over the years have seen this wonderful project come to a wonderful conclusion and it has become a real piece of Living History. You can almost hear the trains go thundering thro' The Red Caboose is just fantastic and it would be great if perhaps an old passenger coach could be placed on the station running line. Great tour from... More

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Venice, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I brought one of my grand kids there. He was so into it the all volunteer staff opened up and gave him everything they new about the depot. He even got the private tour of the caboose. I bought some Venice history booklets while there. We are going back with the other one this week.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My photography class met here and spent time walking around and taking photos. This site is clean and the pathways are debris-free and clearly marked. There are several discrete areas to explore. I liked the area along the waterfront . I enjoyed the birds and the different boats. This is such a nice place to take your lunch, take a... More

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Venice, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Venice Train Depot has undergone a renovation and has become a bus stop. There is also a tour run by volunteer docents that happens throughout the year. They are lovely people with a love for history and Venice. It is run by donations and families are welcome on the tour. You get to tour a real life caboose.

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Venice, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you like quaint "historical" places, you'll appreciate this. Nice docents in the history party of the depot. There's a great remodeled room used for events and the outdoor areas are very nice.

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