Veterans Memorial Railroad

Bristol, FL

Where are we going?

Veterans Memorial Railroad
13352 Co Rd 12
FL 32321

850 643-6646

What is there to do?

Chugga Chugga - we know we can, we know we can! Love trains? Then you might just love the Veterans Memorial Railroad, which offers great locomotive experiences fo the whole family!

Grab those station master hats, we're ready to chugga chugga through the beautiful Florida nature! The Veterans Memorial Railroad spent a long time finding and restoring a number of locomotives - the first one was a 1950's National Amusement Device "24" gauge "Century Flyer" train set - recovered from a guessed it...amusement park! It entertained families back then, and now it continues to entertain families now.

It's locomotives like these that kids can learn a bit of history too, learning where the train came from, and in what capacity it was used.

Since that initial locomotive, the railroad kept expanding to what it is today, including the construction of a 3400 sq ft. museum/depot and a one mile paved walking trail where you can enjoy the day and try and spot some wildlife! There are even night lights!

What's that? You also want a large playground for the kids to play on in between train rides? Lucky you! Part of the big overhaul of the Veterans Memorial Railroad was a large playground, we well as great landscaping which makes for a very pretty family day out! 

Want to know the coolest part of the overhaul? The 2' Gauge Crown Live Steam Locomotive which is a proper steam train! It's the ONLY coal-fired live steam train that is operating in any public park in the state. It may be a small train, but it requires a lot of muscle and work to keep it going! 

The engineer and the fireman are busy in the cab keeping it running, so make sure the kids check out how a true steam train actually works!

Do you Choo Choo choose a fun family day out? Veterans Memorial Railroad might just be your answer! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: Events have a charge from $5. Free on public run days, donations welcome

Children: Same As Adult

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call before you arrive to discuss any disabilities you might have, and see what they can do to help. They'll certainly try!


When can we go?

11am - 3pm

Public Run Days about 1 / month April to October.


Any top tips?

Check the events for the year so you can mark them in your diary, and check the times before you go. Don't forget about the public run days!

Healthy Eating

Take some water and snacks with you - always helps to ride the train on a full stomach! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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