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Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum

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Lots of history and information!

My son loves this museum and it certainly is worth checking out. It provides some history of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dalessiopietro
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Plant City, Florida
Our son loved the trains

Our little one appreciate it very much that we stopped by so he can checkout the trains. If you... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2019
A3444WAmartinp
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Malmo, Sweden
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102 N Palmer St, Plant City, FL 33563-3412
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son loves this museum and it certainly is worth checking out. It provides some history of the area and if someone is a train enthusiast, it is a must-see!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

Our little one appreciate it very much that we stopped by so he can checkout the trains. If you are nearby check it out!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank A3444WAmartinp
Reviewed March 17, 2019

Heading back to the Orlando area from cities on the Gulf Coast, I intended to have a coffee stop at the Krazy Kup in the downtown area of Plant City. It was on a Sunday. Everything was closed, including the building at the Robert W....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BenitoL90, Executive Director at Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Maurene, Thank you for taking time to post your review. We here at the Museum hope that we will see you again, particularly when are open so can show the "inside" Museum. Have great day

Reviewed February 10, 2019

I had come across this museum somewhere and made a mental note to take my four year old grandson who is really into trains there one day. Well we did on Saturday. Like a lot of other reviewers say, it is relatively small. It is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

A good place for a bit of train history. They have picture boards with some information about the area. Some artifacts and a running model train. When we went the worker was talking with someone for quite some time so I had no chance to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AJF890
BenitoL90, Manager at Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Thank you for visiting, please stop in again, and thank you for the very kind review of our Museum. Our Museum and it's adjacent Viewing Platform, which has been listed as one of the best 75 places for train watching in the US, is definitely...More

Reviewed December 7, 2018

Lots of history of station, and trains. Friendly staff, provides a wealth of information. If you enjoy trains, then you should like stopping by for a visit. Some unusual track equipment to ride the rails.

Date of experience: December 2018
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BenitoL90, Executive Director at Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Thank you for visiting our Museum, and our Plant City Downtown area, hope to see you again..

Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

A cool museum to learn about trains and knowledgeable place to learn how trains are run. The trains located on site where also cool.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jhonesnaps63
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

I stopped by on a weekday when the museum was supposed to be open. There was a sign on the door saying that someone would be back in 15 minutes. There were a couple other people waiting outside. I went for a coffee and came...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mcmonScotland
BenitoL90, Executive Director at Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Morning Sir, Sorry for your missed opportunity, I'm not sure which day you stopped by, generally if one of our volunteers step's out, the museum entry doors remain open, generally the interior main museum room would be locked while they are out, for either coffee...More

Reviewed July 2, 2018

It's a free museum so don't expect guided tours here, but the rolling stock is interesting and if you take the time to read the information cards you will learn a few things. The small speeders are in abundance and the variety is amazing. There...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RichC32958
Benito L, Executive Director at Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

RichC32958 Thank you very much for visiting our Museum and for the kind words. Stop in again, it would be pleasure meeting you

Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Just off the I4 with plenty of parking outside, this is a great little museum which is free to look round. It has some great exhibits including a small locomotive and caboose outside. Unfortunately the caboose wasn’t open but there was lots to see inside....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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