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Venice Train Depot

303 East Venice Avenue, Seaboard Avenue, Venice, FL 34285
(941)412 0151
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Venice
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Casselberry, Florida, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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55 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
42 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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
21 helpful votes 21 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We got a fantastic invite to attend a "Sunny Jim" White concert inside the historic train station. What a treat, facility is great, acoustics fantastic and it was a highlight of our trip to the Sarasota and Venice area. We understand Sunny Jim does these on a regular basis. don't miss one

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Venice, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Perfect for the train lover in your life.... cool museum, plus it is a nice to place to take a little a walk along the Intercoastal. This is on the Legacy Bike Trail. worth the stop and stroll.

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Venice, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a Legacy Trail destination, that you can also get to by car or walking. Restored station with knowledgable guides familiar with Venice history. A must stop for every train enthusiast.

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Fort Wayne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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