It may surprise our visitors to learn that the expansion of the railroad in Florida led to the creation of the city of Naples. At one time, it was believed that it was too difficult to travel to this beautiful area. While the area’s gorgeous weather and abundant opportunities for fishing and hunting drew the attention of many, access seemed impossible. That is, until the late 1920s, when the Tamiami Trail finally linked Naples to Miami and development could begin. Learn the full story of Naples’s origins and how the railroad helped create a city at the Naples Depot Museum!
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Visit the Naples Depot Museum
The Naples Depot Museum is located in the resorted Seaboard Air Line Railway station. Most of the exhibits in this Collier County museum harken back to the 1920s when the railroad reached Naples, FL. You’ll see everything from interactive exhibits to restored rail cars at the museum, all telling how Naples was transformed into one of the most popular resort towns on the Gulf Coast. The museum is open Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pop by the Naples Train Museum
Next door to the Naples Depot Museum is another train-centered attraction! The Naples Train Museum focuses on the trains themselves rather than the history of the area. This attraction is geared toward a younger crowd though the whole family will have fun loading blocks of ice or sawing logs at this spot! Your kids will jump at the chance to ride the outdoor scale train pulled by a live steam or diesel locomotives! If you happen to be in town for Christmas, stop by the museum on December 23! The museum will have an outdoor Polar Express up and running with the big man himself: Santa Claus!
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