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Florida Railroad Museum

12210 83rd St E, Parrish, FL 34219-2012
+1 941-776-0906
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A great way to spend a few hours

Visited this railroad previously but after dropping the wives off shopping at the Ellenton Mall we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phil B
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A rail fan perspective

Visiting from the U.K. I dropped the family at Disney for the day and headed down to Parrish to... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Stuart C
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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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 on Saturdays and Sundays only, departing at 11 AM and 2 PM. Special events are scheduled throughout the year featuring themed train rides. Some events have different operating schedules, so please call or check our website before your visit.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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12210 83rd St E, Parrish, FL 34219-2012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this railroad previously but after dropping the wives off shopping at the Ellenton Mall we felt an update was needed. It's only a ten minute drive up US301 so ideal for anyone in a similar situation. Arrived at Parrish just before two o'clock to...More

Thank Phil B
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Visiting from the U.K. I dropped the family at Disney for the day and headed down to Parrish to explore the Florida Railroad Museum. Despite describing itself as a museum the railroad is more like a excursion line, so I would definitely recommend going on...More

Thank Stuart C
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went with my sister-in-law and her boyfriend and another couple we had a great time with the murder mystery and the food was fabulous but alone going on the old fashion train is nice is a great time. For all ages.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

I bought Polar Express tickets for my grandkids. That is all they could talk about for quite sometime. They wore their pajamas and were served hot chocolate. The train ride was fantastic.

1  Thank jamesschr
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Visited the Murder Mystery Dinner Train on 25 Feb 2018 with a group of seniors. IT was NOT what I expected! The train was very dirty-fabric on seats were stained, dirty. Blinds on the windows of train were very dirty, floors were dirty. I expected...More

Thank Neena G
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

We went to this for my Birthday and had such a good time. My husband and I went by ourselves and made friends with other couples easily. There were two train cars filled with people as well as two additional cars that were part of...More

1  Thank Lori W
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Glenn M, General Manager at Florida Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Lori, We at the museum are pleased you had a good time. The museum's volunteers are very proud of what the museum has been able to do over the years, they strive to provide the best they can do. The museum operates every Saturday and...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

We love to find vintage train rides when we travel. This was so nice. At the depot they have several cars they are refurbishing. They do themed rides at various times but on this particular morning it was the usual run from the Parrish depot...More

2  Thank Judy T
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Reviewed February 6, 2018

The Railroad Museum is not to be missed. It's in the middle of nowhere but so worth the trip. Get there early so you can take a look at the miniature railway exhibit, the old Pullman Coach and the many vintage wagons on display. The...More

2  Thank fisherpl
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic WWII recreation trip. Authentic ammo uniforms behavior. Re-enactors really got into it and made it special.

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

I haven't had this much fun in a long time. Took my grandchildren on the train to the North Pole and we had a blast! We sang Christmas carols all the way there and back. There were lights, games, food, music and a visit with...More

Thank Vickie T
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TravelingWithPaper
August 26, 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.
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Lcrispin82
December 17, 2016|
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Response from Glenn M | Property representative |
Not all children do, but they certainly can.
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Bobbie Jo D
February 12, 2016|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
Can't answer for sure, I'd contact them direct for clarity.
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