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Naples Depot Museum

1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6413
+1 239-262-6525
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Great for kids

I took my four year old grand son who loves toy trains. A couple of days a week they open up an... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
TimeTraveler123
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Chicago
The little engine that could

Nice small museum. We took our grandson and he enjoyed the little train ride around the property... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Frank G
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Naples, Florida
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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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“train ride” (14 reviews)
“local history” (9 reviews)
“small train” (6 reviews)
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1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6413
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I took my four year old grand son who loves toy trains. A couple of days a week they open up an incredible model railroad set that children can interact with. They also have a small outdoor steam engine driven train that you can ride...More

Thank TimeTraveler123
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Nice small museum. We took our grandson and he enjoyed the little train ride around the property. The museum was very informative about Naples. The Lionel train shop was very entertaining especially to those that grew up on trains and children. Small but very nice!

Thank Frank G
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here with our three kids under five on a rainy morning. It was a lovely little museum, nicely done with some great history for the adults to read and a few exciting life-size replicas and displays for the kids. It is not huge,...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

A good place to go to shelter from both the sun and rain. Fascinating facts and very informative. There is a small train ride that people can take too.

Thank Win1M
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Free. The museum has artifacts, nicely displayed, to illustrate different aspects of Naples history. There are things from prehistoric times, Native American history, African American history, land development, railroad history, military history and tourism. The displays have variety and color. They range from a mastodon...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Paths include a boardwalk and packed earth trails with beautiful views of the Gordon River and woods. Canoes & kayaks can be launched

Thank Allie D
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were looking for a place to take our grandson who loves trains and the depot and train museum was a great hit. Plan ahead because the hours are limited but it is not too busy. There is a fun exhibit of working Lionel trains...More

Thank Sail2Maine
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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
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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
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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
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