Want to play choo-choo ? No better place than the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, which redefines "interactive" exhibits. Next to Zoo Miami, the museum has been around since 1956 and is one of Florida's three Official State Railroad Museums. Its most significant exhibit is Franklin Delano Roosevelt's armored Pullman, the first railway car built especially for a president since Lincoln; but the most fun is riding in a real coach, locomotive cab or caboose. The Model Train Building closes at 2 p.m. weekdays. Entry for anyone 12 and up is $8, children age 2 to 11, $6. Rides are extra and depend on availability. Check before you go.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Southwest 152nd Street, Miami, FL, United States