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Railroad Museum of South Florida

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Address: 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908-5118
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+1 239-267-1905
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The Railroad Museum of South Florida,Inc operates the Lakes Park and Gulf...

The Railroad Museum of South Florida,Inc operates the Lakes Park and Gulf Railroad and Railroad Museum in Lakes Regional Park in south Ft Myers Florida. Lakes Regional Park is a Approx 300 Acres in size, and is part of the Lee County Parks and Recreation Dept of Lee County Florida. The property was originally an old rock quarry which has been reclaimed by Mother Nature and transformed into a waterfront wonderland for all of Florida's natural beauty! The Lakes Park and Gulf Railroad operates daily train rides along a 1 1/2 mile track which meanders around and between the many lakes, passing small villages and thru a tunnel. The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation was created to monitor the over all future of the park.

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Great little museum and train ride

A great little gem of a museum, with a 15 minute train ride for only $5. Museum also has a short movie abput their train. The ride is quite comfortable for adults as we had no... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christine H
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Harwich, Massachusetts
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Harwich, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great little gem of a museum, with a 15 minute train ride for only $5. Museum also has a short movie abput their train. The ride is quite comfortable for adults as we had no kids with us and enjoyed the ride very much. Beautiful park also. Apparently they have beautiful holiday (Christmas and Halloween ) displays at appropriate... More 

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Thank Christine H
Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A trip that is not Disney world. Simple and beautiful out doors in a lovely park. Beautifully maintained by volunteers.

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Thank Sweetshepie
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

My son loved the train ride and the trains in the museum (as did I). He was not happy when it was time to leave. This is a MUST for folks with kids who like trains.

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Thank Sara H
Oxford, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We have been to the museum a few times and enjoyed it every time. My granddaughters had a blast on the train ride.

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Thank jakuszeski
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Nice walking trails. The train ride is a must for adults and kids. Bike rentals, picnic areas,train Museum, a food area and more .If you go on the walking trail look for the Tree that has a "Face"

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Thank pennyslo
Cupertino, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went on their train ride. Low budget recreations of old Ft. Meyers town was ok and innovative. Nice park it is set in as well.

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Thank Jerry T
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The train ride is very fun for kids of all ages and adults!!! The museum is very interesting and interactive. All the employees are very nice. It is very beautiful too!!

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Thank Shopper--1237890
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The miniature train ride for $5 also gives admission to the Railroad museum. The ride takes you through a portion of Lake Park, over a bridge, through a tunnel and passes by small village scenes. Children under 6 ride free with an adult. Ride is about 1 1/2 miles and takes about 20 minutes. The museum is small but has... More 

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2 Thank Norine C
North Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

There are several attraction not to miss First and a most do is the 1/8 scale garden railway that you actually ride on through model towns of southwest Florida from the 1950s. The museum itself consists of a locomotive simulator which allows you to actually take the controls of one of these giants and several model layout which go all... More 

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1 Thank Matthew M
Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Railroad Museum of South Florida (RRMSF) is located inside the Lee County's Lakes Park. The museum is open 7 days a week. Please check for Lakes Park for the hours of operation. There are special evening hours during the holidays during the Winter and Summer. The Lakes Park has Community Garden, Children's Garden (Work in Progress), Paddle Wheel Boat... More 

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