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Florida Railroad Museum

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North Pole treat!

Took the family for a train ride experience. It was a fun trip to the North Pole! My grand children... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
What a nice laidback place!

I grew up in Central Florida and never knew this place existed. I grabbed my sister and said... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“love trains”(6 reviews)
Founded in 1981, the Florida Railroad Museum's mission is to acquire, preserve and operate historic examples of Florida's railroad history. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM, year-round. Diesel train excursions operate...more
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12210 83rd St E, Parrish, FL 34219-2012
+1 941-776-0906
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 December 2011

I did not actually visit the museum, but rather took one of the themed train rides, the North Pole Express. This X-mas adventure apparently sells out immediately when tickets are offered in August. We were lucky to obtain tickets from friends whose plans fell through....More

18  Thank karofl1
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Went here after trying to go two years in a row. When we arrived we were very excited because we had booked first class and paid $200 for a family of 5 with 1 under 1. Once at the parking lot our experience started to...More

9  Thank Timeoutfl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am part of the WW2 Living History that we do every year for the Von Kessinger's Express and people learn the history of US Forces and the Germans, take part in the reenactment and experience the battle.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very realistic WW2 reenactment that allows you to become part of the theater. Von Kessingers train departs "Paris(h)" full of Germans. Along the way they stop and capture some American paratroopers. Then at a stop to execute some traitors, the Calvary arrives and a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's June, 1944. somewhere in France. Allied troops are quickly approaching General Von Kessinger's camp. If your papers are in order, you will be permitted to escape with the General onboard his train racing across the French country side as French Resistance, U.S. and British...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Took the family for a train ride experience. It was a fun trip to the North Pole! My grand children had a great time even though the temperature was 40 degrees in Florida! Truly felt like Christmas! Lots of things for children to do.

1  Thank CarlaI61
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is primarily for the children so if it's just adults don't expect too much otherwise it's a pleasant day out.

Thank RichardM402
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Not sure why it's taken me awhile to write this review. I joined by daughters in law and the grandkids on the Thomas the Train adventure. The little ones were thrilled to see a real life sized Thomas. We sat in an open air train...More

1  Thank Creekstone4505
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went for our first time. The volunteers are pleasant, knowledgeable and encouraged questions. We enjoyed learning about the local history and railroads that were a big part of that history. Parking was easy. The family sitting next to us on the...More

Thank Denise J
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Booked a caboose for a birthday party and hat a blast everyone had!! We got our own private space as well as the train ride with our own conductor. A++ would definitely do it again!!

Thank eubfamily
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We took this tour and completely enjoyed the afternoon checking out the train display which was absolutely amazing and checked out the different train cars then took a train ride which gives you a choice between open air or train car which was wonderfully air...More

Thank Tina L
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I grew up in Central Florida and never knew this place existed. I grabbed my sister and said “c’mon we’re going on an adventure.” It’s Old Florida and it’s a lot of fun. It’s not much to look at from the outside, but the staff...More

Thank RadioGene
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21 July 2018|
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Response from Judy T | Reviewed this property |
As others have stated you could take one on the train with you but the are no seat belts. We rode a train out one way had the opportunity to get off and walk around a museum and then boarded the same train for the return... More
2 June 2018|
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Response from Judy T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take food and drink on the train. There is a snack bar on the train but the options are very limited. There are also snack items for sale in their gift shop before and after the train ride.
26 August 2017|
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Response from Glenn M | Property representative |
Sorry for the late reply. The museum does not allow outside food and drinks onboard the train. There is a small snack bar with water and soda plus snacks such as chips.