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  • First Saturday! Come out to the museum on the first Saturday of the month for admission by donation! We don't charge admission, but we'll accept whatever you're willing to donate! Bring your families to enjoy the food, fun and sounds of the railroad!
  • Drive a Locomotive! Either through our Engineer for a Day program, or become a volunteer (no experience necessary).
  • Adopt a Project Adopt a Project allows you to fund, volunteer, or help out on a specific task. We help in every category from painting, landscaping, or construction. Contact us for details.
  • Train Rides Ride on the children's Link Steam Train or on our full size locomotive, passenger car, and caboose! Visit our "Train Rides" tab for more information.

One of our board members, Tom Flanary, has begun work with a few other volunteers on NASA No. 1, an Alco Locomotive. Our beloved locomotive is in need of your help! We need donors of money or time, to help in this effort. The entire rebuild is expected to take approximately 1 year, with the work first starting on the steel exterior. For information on how you can donate, or if you would like to assist in this project, please contact Tom Flanary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All emails are apprieciated! Check back here for pictures and constant updates.

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The Gold Coast Museum is a non-profit organization. This year, we gave approximately 24,000 passengers a ride aboard our railroad. We rely on our volunteers and your donations to help keep us running, without this money, we would not be able to do the countless restoration projects that we have on the property. Please consider supporting us in our venture to keep these lovely historic pieces of equipment operational. If you would like to donate towards a specific car or project, please, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You can give directly to us by using paypal (Just click the picture below!), or by calling us at (305) 253-0063, and telling the store staff that you'd like to make a donation. Even a dollar can help us restore this historic and impressive equipment.

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