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“Railway ride and museum” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Railroad Museum of South Florida

Railroad Museum of South Florida
Ranked #30 of 111 things to do in Fort Myers
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Owner description: The Railroad Museum of South Florida,Inc operates the Lakes Park and Gulf Railroad and Railroad Museum in Lakes Regional Park in south Ft Myers Florida. Lakes Regional Park is a Approx 300 Acres in size, and is part of the Lee County Parks and Recreation Dept of Lee County Florida. The property was originally an old rock quarry which has been reclaimed by Mother Nature and transformed into a waterfront wonderland for all of Florida's natural beauty! The Lakes Park and Gulf Railroad operates daily train rides along a 1 1/2 mile track which meanders around and between the many lakes, passing small villages and thru a tunnel. The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation was created to monitor the over all future of the park.
Saint Neots, England, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Railway ride and museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

We had a lovely time visiting this small museum dedicated to railways and riding the visitor train around the park. The ride has been carefully constructed to give riders young and older viewing interest all the way round. Thomas the tank toys and books available for sale in the little shop area.

Visited March 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun for train loving kids!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

We just took our 23 mo old son and had a good time. We took a train ride, played on the playground, and bought souvenirs! There's a lake to rent water toys, an ice cream/snack bar, restrooms etc. not the most exciting museum but it served its purpose for us. I'd definitely go again. The playground itself is worth it! An inexpensive and fun way to kill a few hours on a cool day!

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Trains, Trains, Trains”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

This museum is small, but worth your trip. If you have a Thomas fan, this is a must visit. There is a small donation cost to tour the museum. Souvenirs here are great and again inexpensive. the added bonus to the museum is the picturesque park that surrounds the museum with a walking path, splash pad and bike rentals. Come have fun

Visited March 2012
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