Railroad Museum of South Florida, Fort Myers

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The Railroad Museum of South Florida, Inc a Florida Not for Profit Corp operates a Interpertive Center housed in a Railroad Depot in Lakes Regional Park. It's Outdoor exhibits include a cosmetically restored 1905 Atlantic Coastline Railroad 0-6-0 Baldwin Locomotive and Tender and a cosmetically restored 1953 Seaboard Airline Railroad Caboose. In addition to the Interperative Center it operates a 1 1/2 mile minature train ride which takes riders on a 15 minute scenic ride which winds through villages and a 100 ft tunnel and over trestle bridges on its journey between lakes and past water features with views of exotic birds and wildlife. A great destination for a family outing.
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  • gets you back at an age you sometimes forget about ....so long ago. The train museum is also nice and brings back memories. Could be nice to visit with your well-behaved kids....  more »
  • Great place for history buffs, and railroad and train Lovers. The kids ride is a lot of fun and the scenery is amazing  more »
  • Small footprint, but excellent museum of railroads in SWFL and elsewhere. Scale railroad display with local scenes, many artifacts and displays. Virtual railroad allows a child (or adult!) to interact with an authentic engine control panel and guide their "train" down the "track". Film and self-guided tour, as well. Knowledgeable and friendly docents eager to share their expertise.
  • It is nice but it is very small. I wouldn't really call it much of a museum. However, it is nice to pop in for a minute just to check it out while you are at the park. Lakes Park itself is one of the best parks I have ever been to. If you aren't there for the park, however, don't go expecting it to be a legit museum.

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