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Florida Railroad Museum

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North Pole treat!

Took the family for a train ride experience. It was a fun trip to the North Pole! My grand children... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Fun Couples trip

We bought tickets for the hobo train ride with friends. It was a lot of fun. They gave us Hobo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Parrish, Florida
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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...more
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12210 83rd St E, Parrish, FL 34219-2012
+1 941-776-0906
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought tickets for the hobo train ride with friends. It was a lot of fun. They gave us Hobo packs upon arrival that had a hotdog/bun/condiments and tre “fixins”!fir a smore. We had our own bonfire and there was a band too. Great fun!...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I currently attend Lennard High School and Lennard's Key Club volunteered for some of the nights! I volunteered and it was a great ride. The ride is about 30 minutes, but it is worth it. There is a machine for drinks that onlt cost $2...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

I am part of the WW2 Living History that we do every year for the Von Kessinger's Express and people learn the history of US Forces and the Germans, take part in the reenactment and experience the battle.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank T K
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

A very realistic WW2 reenactment that allows you to become part of the theater. Von Kessingers train departs "Paris(h)" full of Germans. Along the way they stop and capture some American paratroopers. Then at a stop to execute some traitors, the Calvary arrives and a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 984marianneg
Reviewed 7 November 2018

It's June, 1944. somewhere in France. Allied troops are quickly approaching General Von Kessinger's camp. If your papers are in order, you will be permitted to escape with the General onboard his train racing across the French country side as French Resistance, U.S. and British...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Took the family for a train ride experience. It was a fun trip to the North Pole! My grand children had a great time even though the temperature was 40 degrees in Florida! Truly felt like Christmas! Lots of things for children to do.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is primarily for the children so if it's just adults don't expect too much otherwise it's a pleasant day out.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank RichardM402
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Not sure why it's taken me awhile to write this review. I joined by daughters in law and the grandkids on the Thomas the Train adventure. The little ones were thrilled to see a real life sized Thomas. We sat in an open air train...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Creekstone4505
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went for our first time. The volunteers are pleasant, knowledgeable and encouraged questions. We enjoyed learning about the local history and railroads that were a big part of that history. Parking was easy. The family sitting next to us on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Denise J
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Booked a caboose for a birthday party and hat a blast everyone had!! We got our own private space as well as the train ride with our own conductor. A++ would definitely do it again!!

Date of experience: January 2018
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21 July 2018|
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Response from Judy T | Reviewed this property |
As others have stated you could take one on the train with you but the are no seat belts. We rode a train out one way had the opportunity to get off and walk around a museum and then boarded the same train for the return... More
2 June 2018|
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Response from Judy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take food and drink on the train. There is a snack bar on the train but the options are very limited. There are also snack items for sale in their gift shop before and after the train ride.
26 August 2017|
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Response from Glenn M | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply. The museum does not allow outside food and drinks onboard the train. There is a small snack bar with water and soda plus snacks such as chips.