Little Florida Railroad & Animal Carousel

Purchase a Ride Pass and get 20 single rides for $25.00 to use for both the Little Florida Coast Line Train and Animal Carousel. 

Click here for price information and purchase. Little Florida Coast Line Train

Ride the world's finest miniature streamline train, Champ! Built in 1951, Champ is a quarter scale G-16 miniature train built in 1951 and modeled after the Florida East Coast “Champion” streamliner.

The Little Florida Railroad is a ten-minute tour of scenic wetlands and Florida’s natural surroundings, on a mile-long track around the front of the Zoo*. Riders will experience transportation of a bygone era complete with crossing gates, ticket booth, covered platform for boarding passengers, and train tunnel.

The Animal Carousel features 11 horses, a giraffe, a zebra, an ape and a four-person chariot. 

Riders will enjoy the glow of 650 lights as they ride carousel statues that enjoyed a rehabilitation in 2016 spearheaded by the Zoo's Education Department.


Hours of Operation: 

Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM 
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM 

The train and carousel do not operate simultaneously. Please plan for the train to leave the station every 20 - 30 minutes.

Please note, the train & carousel will not operate when it is raining or the tracks are wet.

*The train does not go into the Zoo and animals in our collection are not visible during the scenic nature ride.