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Gold Coast Railroad Museum


Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Photo courtesy Go Miami Card

About Gold Coast Railroad Museum:

At first glace, this museum seems a little old and dusty. But look closer, and you will find it is a diamond in the rough that will delight train lovers both young and old. The museum is home to several historic train cars, including the Ferdinand Magellan Railcar, built for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Short train rides are offered on several types of trains, depending on the day. There is also an extensive model train exhibit, and a huge toy train set that children can play with.

The museum is located on the same grounds as Miami Metrozoo, so you may wish to stop here for an hour or two after your visit to the zoo.


12450 S. W. 152 Street, Miami
Gold Coast Railroad Museum Web Site


Weekdays 10 am – 4 pm
Weekends 11 am – 4 pm


  • Check the Web Site for the latest ticket pricing
  • Free for Kids 2 and under
  • Free on first Saturday of the month
  • Get free admission when you purchase the Go Miami Card.

Train Rides:

Several trains are available for short rides on weekends. Prices range from $2.25 to $11. View the trains, times, and costs on their Web Site. Call ahead because not all trains run each day.

Special Events:

Every March, the museum has a popular “Day Out with Thomas” event (as in Thomas and Friends). Over 2 weekends, children can ride aboard Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and more.

Adult train enthusiasts also have something special to do at the museum. You can be a “Train Crew Member For-A-Day,” with prices starting at $85.


There is no food available on site. Unless you will be eating at Miami Metrozoo, take a short drive out to Coral Reef Drive (S.W. 152 Street) for fast food and family-style restaurants.


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