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The Gold Coast Railroad Museum
Ranked #66 of 354 things to do in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

The museum have a few railroad cabins that keep the history...Two of these The US One (that was use for the presidents in the past) US army medical cabin. The most interest is representation of mini towns and replicas.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is a thank you for a job well done once again to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. This year was my third trip to their Day Out With Thomas event with my daughters and son. Each year they do a great job and it is by far the most affordable event as we also attended the other one near Tampa this year. We may only have one or two more years worth in us before the kids out grow it, but it is a big highlight to them. I know the Railroad Museum has done this event for a long time now and we recommend!!! Nancy, Boynton Beach Florida

3  Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

The museum has the Presidential Rail Car, U.S. Number 1, train rides, great for kids; photographers that are looking to enjoy their craft the had recently added an evening shooting, after hours you are able to capture different images with the sunset light.
If you are a working professional you can pre-arrange for after hours shooting. They have an area with working model trains, usually kids & parents enjoy it.

2  Thank miamisergiov
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

I recently visited the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami and had a very pleasant surprise. Among their many historic trains and engines is the Presidential Railcar Ferdinand Magellan. This is a really amazing piece of history which has been recently restored with grant money. This was the famous train Truman and President Roosevelt used in World War Two. I am a real history buff and found this display amazing. The museum had other very interesting displays as well including one on World War two blimps. I highly recommend this museum for all ages. I saw a school group at the museum the day I visited and I am glad of that because this is something all school children need to see! John Crow

3  Thank 988John988
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

First of all, the nice thing - everybody is a volunteer there; however, you cannot distinguish who is who (that is, volunteer or visitor). We suggest the volunteers to wear an identification t-shirt a cap and blue jeans. Secondly, the place has lots of nice trains; however, they are extremely (and unnecessarily) dirty and smelly - a little baking soda would do wonders there (they could be hidden). The room with the miniature trains is nice, but the poor light is depressing. Furthermore, some painting in the walls would be great. This museum is very close to the Metro-Dade Zoo, which is great. They should take advantage of this. In summary, cleaning, painting, better lighting, and dressing properly is what that place needs. It has a great potential and history.

Thank Isauro9
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