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Gold Coast Railroad Museum free first Saturday

All aboard! The Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers free admission on the first Saturday of every month, so get the family or friends together and head on out!

The museum, at 12450 SW 152nd St. (next to Zoo Miami) houses historic trains as well as a number of interactive displays. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Admission typically is $12 for adults, $10 for children age 3-12, free for children younger than 2 and military. Seniors age 65 and older pay $8 year-round.

However, there are other discounts available, so see if you're eligible: The museum offers a buy-one-get-one deal for AAA Members with proof of membership. Active military enter free with ID and Zoo Miami members receive a $2 discount with a valid admission ticket/receipt or membership ID.

The cost to ride a train ranges from $3 to $15 per ticket. It's great for any train enthusiast, Thomas the Train lover or young kids. Food is available for purchase from different food vendors on Saturdays.

For more information, call 305-253-0063 or visit

If you're looking for other ways to visit museums free of charge, check out our list of free museum days in South Florida.

Miami also has a planes museum

If airplanes are more your thing, we have the perfect museum for you!

Let your spirits soar at the Wings Over Miami Air Museum. Located at Miami Executive Airport, the museum is open to the public and ready for action.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, but there’s a 4:30 p.m. ticket cut-off time. Find all about prices and more by clicking here

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Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami and contributes to Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She has contributed to, Biscayne Times and Miami New Times. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL at

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