Away We Go on a REAL Train in Central Florida

Where shall we go?

Chug along, Sing a Song, and make some NOISE !   GO on a REAL train ride pulled by a REAL Steam Engine in Central Florida.   The Our Time classes are having so much fun with TRAINS in class and at home.  I just thought I’d share some opportunties for REAL EXPERIENCES in our area.  If you know of more, please SHARE with us through your comments.

Florida Railroad Museum – in Parrish, FL – about an hour Southwest of Lakeland

  • Train rides available on Saturday and Sunday throughout the day.  
  • Regular Fares:  Adults = $16   Children = $12
  • Look under TICKETS and SPECIAL EVENTS to see the extra special opportunities like the:
    • Cotton Tail Express – 2 ½ trip includes Easter Egg Hunt and activities – on Sat. April 3
    • Day Out with Thomas – 25 min. ride & Thomas FUN – April 10, 11, 17, 18       $ 15 – 20

Florida Rail Adventures

– in Eustis, FL –

about an hour and a half

North of Lakeland

  • Train Rides available Wed. through Sunday throughout the day.  
  • Regular fares:  Adults = $14   Children = $8   Seniors =  $12
  • Look under DINING for opportunities to enjoy chef prepared meals in the dining car !
  • Look under EXCURSIONS for special events like:
    • Shootout at the OK Corral – train ride and a show
    • Magic Express – ride to the Amway Arena to see an Orlando Magic basketball game

Amtrak – in downtown Lakeland

  •  I tried to use their website to develop a round trip to someplace, and didn’t get any good options.  It seems like a one way ticket to Orlando is $15.  If anyone has experience and/or advice on using this option, PLEASE share it with us.

PLEASE SHARE if you know of some fun opportunities locally for children to GO, GO, GO !

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