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Naples Depot Museum

1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6413
+1 239-262-6525
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Nicely done

I like this place. It has a great deal of local history and presents it in an interesting way. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matthew V
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Portland, United States
Great historical museum and wonderful trains!

We have been here twice and it is so well done. Clean and spacious and you can tour the train... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laurie S
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Naples, Florida
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Long hidden on the fringe of Florida's Gulf coast and overlooked by developers until well into the 1880s, Naples' catalyst for settlement finally arrived forty years later when two rival railroads rolled into town within ten days of each other. Set in Naples' restored Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station, the Naples Depot Museum welcomes visitors back to the railroading boom days of the Roaring Twenties and explains how generations of Southwest Floridians used technology and transportation to conquer a vast and seemingly impenetrable frontier.Seminole dugout canoes, a mule wagon, antique swamp buggy, restored rail cars and exciting interactive exhibits tell the story of how trade and travel transformed Naples from a napping village of 300 souls into today's glittering Gulf coast resort. The Naples Depot Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is conveniently located in downtown Naples.
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1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6413
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like this place. It has a great deal of local history and presents it in an interesting way. The exhibits are nice and are explained very well. The building is clean, well kept and cool. The railcars located outside represent the impact railroads had...More

Thank Matthew V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here twice and it is so well done. Clean and spacious and you can tour the train cars. Such a great experience in Naples!

Thank Laurie S
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Yes, the Naples outdoor painters have a wonderful exhibit of oil, pastel and watercolor paintings that will be displayed February and March 2018 at the Naples Depot. SO, while you look at the trains, old cars, take a look at the talented artists paintings. THe...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Interesting history or the area portrayed in the museum but the "too many to count" electric train village is every kid's dream. Also, if you do have kids (toddlers to teenagers) plan to go when you can all ride the real (small) train outside the...More

2  Thank Greg S
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Not a place to take kids. Lots of local history but mostly pictures with storyboard to explain the pictures. We spent a hour and a half there and felt like I was back in school after an hour. Should find a better way to present...More

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

My 4 year old grandson loves trains especially Thomas & friends....We loved the model train set-up and display! The train ride was a High-Light*** I learned a lot of the history of Naples at the museum but have to do that next-time w/o the 4...More

1  Thank Richie B
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Great place for little ones who are into trains. Their model train exhibit is really nice and the volunteers are super friendly.

1  Thank Andy R
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I learned a lot about the history of Naples from this well laid out museum. Clever simulation of a train arriving at the station

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Good museum to find out the interesting history around the Naples area. Especially interested in the native Americans which the museum provided information about too.

Thank MaggieMcS
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

The story of Naples was interesting but would have like to know more on how it became the wealthy enclave that it is. The 5th Avenue is a must place to walk and enjoy. Very nice area to walk.

Thank dublin604
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