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Railroad Museum of South Florida

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Address: 7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908-5118
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+1 239-267-1905
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The Railroad Museum of South Florida,Inc operates the Lakes Park and Gulf...

The Railroad Museum of South Florida,Inc operates the Lakes Park and Gulf Railroad and Railroad Museum in Lakes Regional Park in south Ft Myers Florida. Lakes Regional Park is a Approx 300 Acres in size, and is part of the Lee County Parks and Recreation Dept of Lee County Florida. The property was originally an old rock quarry which has been reclaimed by Mother Nature and transformed into a waterfront wonderland for all of Florida's natural beauty! The Lakes Park and Gulf Railroad operates daily train rides along a 1 1/2 mile track which meanders around and between the many lakes, passing small villages and thru a tunnel. The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation was created to monitor the over all future of the park.

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The miniature train ride for $5 also gives admission to the Railroad museum. The ride takes you through a portion of Lake Park, over a bridge, through a tunnel and passes by small... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The miniature train ride for $5 also gives admission to the Railroad museum. The ride takes you through a portion of Lake Park, over a bridge, through a tunnel and passes by small village scenes. Children under 6 ride free with an adult. Ride is about 1 1/2 miles and takes about 20 minutes. The museum is small but has... More 

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are several attraction not to miss First and a most do is the 1/8 scale garden railway that you actually ride on through model towns of southwest Florida from the 1950s. The museum itself consists of a locomotive simulator which allows you to actually take the controls of one of these giants and several model layout which go all... More 

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1 Thank Matthew M
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Railroad Museum of South Florida (RRMSF) is located inside the Lee County's Lakes Park. The museum is open 7 days a week. Please check for Lakes Park for the hours of operation. There are special evening hours during the holidays during the Winter and Summer. The Lakes Park has Community Garden, Children's Garden (Work in Progress), Paddle Wheel Boat... More 

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Rochester
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

A great family outing!!! $5 for ages 6-Adult; children 1-5 free! No pregnant moms or children under 1

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Free admission with purchase of a train ticket. See my review of Lakes Park for more about the train ride.

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Thank TheManFromN
Fort Myers, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I like to exercise by walking within the park's trails. The gardens are also fun to visit. There were many activities/playgrounds for children and other activities like boats and bikes. The train museum was fun and free!

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Thank alanprestonheintz
Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

You can learn a little southwest florida history as well as enjoy a train ride and get to see a fairly impressive train set.

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Thank Timothy V
Johnstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is not a massive museum but is far in front of the one we visited last year at Parish, FL. Very informative, interesting information and nicely laid out. Staff very friendly and informative. The miniature train ride just perfect and i know people before have said for kids but as adults we enjoyed it and so did my 15... More 

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Thank 3lauries
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place was a blast! The museum itself is small and does have interesting information, but the mini train ride takes the cake! It is fun, fun, fun. The length of time and the distance is very adequate. They did a great job displaying interesting scenes from different parts of SWFL which pass by as you ride the train. There... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We visited here with our daughter's family and all 3 generations had a good time. The conductor of the train made it fun for all and the ride was long enough to be satisfying but short enough to keep the little ones' interest. Highly recommend.

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