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Naples Depot Museum

1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6413
+1 239-262-6525
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Wonderful museum

We have been to Naples 10 times yet had never seen this museum. It is at the end of 5th by... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
jillianwright1
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Royston, United Kingdom
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In Town Museum at An Old Train Depot

We love the history in Naples Florida, and the Depot is a perfect place, so close to downtown, to... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Michele P
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Naples, Florida
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Long hidden on the fringe of Florida's Gulf coast and overlooked by developers until well into the 1880s, Naples' catalyst for settlement finally arrived forty years later when two rival railroads rolled into town within ten days of each other. Set in Naples' restored Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station, the Naples Depot Museum welcomes visitors back to the railroading boom days of the Roaring Twenties and explains how generations of Southwest Floridians used technology and transportation to conquer a vast and seemingly impenetrable frontier.Seminole dugout canoes, a mule wagon, antique swamp buggy, restored rail cars and exciting interactive exhibits tell the story of how trade and travel transformed Naples from a napping village of 300 souls into today's glittering Gulf coast resort. The Naples Depot Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is conveniently located in downtown Naples.
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1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6413
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

We have been to Naples 10 times yet had never seen this museum. It is at the end of 5th by Goodlette Frank. I loved the artifacts and the way the museum told the story of the growth of Naples and how the railroad helped...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We love the history in Naples Florida, and the Depot is a perfect place, so close to downtown, to learn a little bit about how it all began...Charming and interesting...and when the small train is running the small kids have a ball!

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I like this place. It has a great deal of local history and presents it in an interesting way. The exhibits are nice and are explained very well. The building is clean, well kept and cool. The railcars located outside represent the impact railroads had...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

We have been here twice and it is so well done. Clean and spacious and you can tour the train cars. Such a great experience in Naples!

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Yes, the Naples outdoor painters have a wonderful exhibit of oil, pastel and watercolor paintings that will be displayed February and March 2018 at the Naples Depot. SO, while you look at the trains, old cars, take a look at the talented artists paintings. THe...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

Interesting history or the area portrayed in the museum but the "too many to count" electric train village is every kid's dream. Also, if you do have kids (toddlers to teenagers) plan to go when you can all ride the real (small) train outside the...More

2  Thank Greg S
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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Not a place to take kids. Lots of local history but mostly pictures with storyboard to explain the pictures. We spent a hour and a half there and felt like I was back in school after an hour. Should find a better way to present...More

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

My 4 year old grandson loves trains especially Thomas & friends....We loved the model train set-up and display! The train ride was a High-Light*** I learned a lot of the history of Naples at the museum but have to do that next-time w/o the 4...More

1  Thank Richie B
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

Great place for little ones who are into trains. Their model train exhibit is really nice and the volunteers are super friendly.

1  Thank Andy R
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

I learned a lot about the history of Naples from this well laid out museum. Clever simulation of a train arriving at the station

Thank Richard H
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