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Naples Depot Museum

1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6413
+1 239-262-6525
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Surprisingly free and a lot to see

We stumbled upon the Naples Depot because it was near all of the restaurants and shops on Fifth... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Movinup
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Bloomington, Indiana
One of the best free attractions in Naples.

Great exhibits documenting history and travel related to wonderful Naples Florida. Kids and... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Norm T
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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 18 April 2017

We stumbled upon the Naples Depot because it was near all of the restaurants and shops on Fifth Avenue. We were surprised by how nicely the exhibits are arranged and at how much was on display. The museum really made it clear that Naples has...More

Thank Movinup
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great exhibits documenting history and travel related to wonderful Naples Florida. Kids and adults will love the mini train ride around the museum property.

Thank Norm T
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Amazing experience, totally unexpected. On a nice day great entertainment with an outdoor train ride for children. Nice and varied operating train layout. Interesting history of Naples and rail service.

Thank mnsheldon
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There is no admission fee which makes it very affordable. One just needs to check their hours of operation before planning your trip!

Thank ctorrella1
Reviewed 19 February 2017

By far, this is the best historical exhibit in downtown Naples, Fl and it is free! Where else can you go on a rainy/cloudy day and entertain the whole family! The place is chocked full of local Naples and Collier County history and the kids...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The historic old train depot is loaded with history -- it's own and that of the Naples area. It's not glitzy, but there is a lot to see inside and out. Admission is free as is parking. We learned a lot about Naples' boom and...More

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We were presently surprised how interesting this was and a free attraction too Children as well adults will enjoy the museum if you're tired of shopping

Thank robertrH1816YR
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The depot museum offers free admission, and although it is a small museum, there are several interesting exhibits that are very well presented. The highlight for our family was the Lionel train museum that shares a building with the depot museum. This is only open...More

2  Thank Adam S
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is just off Hwy; difficult to find entrance - lots of parking once you find it. Entrance is free - staffed with volunteers - labour of love for them. There is also (in the back) a small gage railway but check and see when...More

Thank Makintracks01
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We took our 2 and 3 year old kids here and they just loved the place - they didn't want to leave. We took two rides on the little train around the grounds - big fun for the kids. Then went and saw the exhibits...More

Thank Bill A
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