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Gold Coast Railroad Museum Miami

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Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 S.W 152nd Street
Miami
FL
33177
Tel: 305-253-0063

Where are we going today?

Choo Choo...we're off to the Gold Coast Railroad Museum which brings the history of the railroad back to life - in the form of very cool exhibits and a really fun train ride! 

If you love trains, then you would love seeing all the different models of trains from across the years. You can get right up close and explore them too!

The collections are vast, and cover a whole range of makes for you to learn about. There are passenger cars, including some that were actually used in the war. Do you know the different between the non streamlined and the stainless steel cars? You soon will! 

There are also several steam and diesel locomotives on display - and even in operation! The "Silver Crescent" California Zephyr is one that you can actually go in and explore, and the very cool model railroads cover a number of scales so you can really get a birds eye view of the tracks!

The Model Railroad is a popular exhibit with kids, because it's super hands on, and of course Thomas the Tank Engine makes an appearance! There are several wood train sets that the kids can actually play with, and a room for the adults to supervize from so parents - put your feet up and watch your kids play!

What would a railroad museum be without a real train ride too! The Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers fun trail rides on the Edwin Link Children's Railroad, on weekends. Don't be put off by the name - it's for adults too! For 20 minutes you can ride the 2 foot gauge track, and you can even enjoy it for birthday parties too!

For those families that are train lovers, then the Gold Coast Railroad Museum might be your place to be! 

 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$8 over 12 years. Train ride $2.50
  • Children$6 (ages 2 to 11). Train ride $2.50
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - 4pm weekdays. 11am - 4pm weekends.

All year round

Teachers corner

Give them a call about group rates because it's a great education for the students and they will love the train ride too!.

Any Top Tips?

You can take tours of the museum too - 11am and 2pm weekdays, and 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm weekends. .

Doing our bit

The museum is a non profit organization, so they rely on admission and donations to keep it going. They love their trains and want to share them with you!.

Need a little extra help?

If you do have special needs, just check what accessibility there is before you go - they will be happy to help! .

More information

If you love the museum and want to help support it, you can become a member! You can get individual or family membership, and that gives you free admission for a year among other things. .

What people are saying?

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    gold coast railroad museum is the best place to go for trains they have cab rides and coach rides and the rides are 30 min long they also have model train room from n scale to g scale I grew up on this place for along time now I am a part of the train crew best place to see real trains and model trains

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    Too bad the website isn't updated with closings. Came to visit on Thursday, December 4, 2014, only to find they were closed due to "preparations" for some event. Call before you come to visit! Oh well, saved some money and they lost some. Tough luck!

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    We just went this past weekend for the Polar Express event. It was awesome! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was due to a few mishaps or things they could approve on - 1. They need to add more houses or something to the "North Pole" that you see from inside the train.
    2. The train kept going forward and reverse; that's it. The kids did notice this and were wondering why we kept going backwards and then forwards.

    **I do recommend getting the VIP tables or chairs on the 254 train, not the 6300. We didn't have to wait in line and were sat...Read More

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    Try answering your phone! The "voicemail" greeting is the most time wasting, unhelpful experience I can remember in a long time. Customer service gets an F-.

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    We have 2 year old baby and we purchased annual pass here. We came to visit the museum. We have been driving all way long from South Beach, and baby was dreaming to see "chuh chuh" again. When we had come, we were not allowed to enter because of some preparations for Thomas events. We did not get any emails or notifies because of that, as a guests with annual passes. Their website also does not have any information about that Museum is closed for preparation. Stuff could not say anything, and the director of the Museum seemed to be helpless or...Read More

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by Holly Arguelles

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We just went this past weekend for the Polar Express event. It was awesome! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was due to a few mishaps or things they could approve on - 1. They need to add more houses or something to the "North Pole" that you see from inside the train.
2. The train kept going forward and reverse; that's it. The kids did notice this and were wondering why we kept going backwards and then forwards.

**I do recommend getting the VIP tables or chairs on the 254 train, not the 6300. We didn't have to wait in line and were sat comfortably. However, the VIP cars, you don't get to see the "north pole" head on when you stop.

by Max Obama

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We have 2 year old baby and we purchased annual pass here. We came to visit the museum. We have been driving all way long from South Beach, and baby was dreaming to see "chuh chuh" again. When we had come, we were not allowed to enter because of some preparations for Thomas events. We did not get any emails or notifies because of that, as a guests with annual passes. Their website also does not have any information about that Museum is closed for preparation. Stuff could not say anything, and the director of the Museum seemed to be helpless or did not want to do anything despite the fact, that lots of kind were running around the museum as "pre scheduled". Nobody cared we have annual pass. We needed 1 hour to walk around, but we had to take our kid back home because of that. We had been seening how our kid was crying because of that and smiling. How should I explain 2 year old kid that there are some craven people working in some places and decide the fate of people. This place locates in the middle of middle of nowhere, and does note have any opening schedule. Dont go there if you just dont pass by. They dont not like people and children.

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