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Florida Railroad Museum

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Address: 12210 83rd St East, Parrish, FL 34219
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+1 941-776-0906
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Founded in 1981, the Florida Railroad Museum's mission is to acquire,...

Founded in 1981, the Florida Railroad Museum's mission is to acquire, preserve and operate historic examples of Florida's railroad history. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM, year-round. Diesel train excursions operate on Saturdays and Sundays only, departing at 11 AM and 2 PM. Special events are scheduled throughout the year featuring themed train rides. Some events have different operating schedules, so please call or check our website before your visit.

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"Good 4 @ least one try"

I have wanted 2 visit this place 4 sometime but wasn't really sure what it would B like. I finally just dropped in One Sunday morning & bought a $16.00 adult ticket. I wasn't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
William B
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the train museum about four months ago and we were very surprised by all the history of the rails here in Parrish Fl. Its like taking a step back in time.

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Thank Mapnod
Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you really want to try something a little different and still thoroughly enjoy the day then you need to consider making a visit to the FL Railroad Museum. The kids of all ages will love it and adults too. Enjoy your time and learn about the rail system.

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Thank Christopher H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a train ride along with a good show and dinner as well. We had fun, lots of laughs, and the food wasn't too bad either.

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Thank Jessica D
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard about this on the news and was curious so we went this past weekend and took our two grandbabies and they loved it. They are 2 and 4 and was so excited. Neat old cars and cool time. My wife and I ended up buying memberships so we can go back all year.

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Thank Allen6969
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted 2 visit this place 4 sometime but wasn't really sure what it would B like. I finally just dropped in One Sunday morning & bought a $16.00 adult ticket. I wasn't expecting a actual train ride through the back woods but I thought it was fun even though it was a cold day so most people stayed... More 

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Thank William B
Bedford, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction offers an opportunity to view some old train cars in the process of restoration and includes a 1.5 hour train ride through some rural Florida back country, (palmetto forests and farmland). It is staffed by volunteers who talk about the history of the area. Tne youngest riders and real train enthusiasts seemed to be the ones having the... More 

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Very impressed with the whole evening! This was our first "trip". My grandson is 3 years old. Just the family visit with Santa was worth the fees paid. Would love to go again when he's older. Staff handled the evening in a very organized manner. Delightful!

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Thank Rhonda V
Seminole, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Spent the afternoon riding the train. We took my dad and 5 year old son. Both enjoyed the show and Train Ride. Some loud gun fire, but most small children were ok with the noise. A great day if the kids like trains.

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Thank Holly2244
West Palm Beach, florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The little guy had to see Thomas and he was not disappointed.they had different scale trains up to full size. They also of course sold everything Thomas you can imagine

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Thank Liveforetravel
Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I would highly recommend visiting during one of their special events. I surprised my husband with tickets during the civil war reenactment weekend. We arrived around 10am to walk through the camp sites. We were impressed considering the day/evening before there was a massive thunderstorm, but they rode it out and hadn't packed up. The grounds were wet but their... More 

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