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Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036-2004
+1 515-432-4249
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Go During Fall!

Enjoyable train ride during the fall. Love seeing the color changes. Be careful of the soot if you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Des Moines
via mobile
Fun Experience

The dinner train was awesome. Great food and the views of the hills around Boone were amazing... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boone, Iowa
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225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036-2004
+1 515-432-4249
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyable train ride during the fall. Love seeing the color changes. Be careful of the soot if you sit outside it'll go all over you

Thank ConstantlyDreaming
Reviewed 5 days ago

The dinner train was awesome. Great food and the views of the hills around Boone were amazing. The high bridge takes your breath away.

Thank carolkeithley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my granddaughters for their first train ride. Was a little disappointed the train was a half hour late getting started. Was raining and was standing outside waiting very crowded inside. It was ok. Don't think I would do it again.

Thank Gail K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us took the dinner train on Sept 23, a little before the trees started to turn. We all four enjoyed it. You are invited onto the train by name and taken to an assigned table for four. Waiting at your place was an...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very fun for the whole family train ride thru the country side and crossing over the DesMoines river. Beautiful scenery and historical bridge.

Thank Diana L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE had always wanted to try one of these scenic rides out. We liked it. WE went during the middle of the week so wasn't packed. Several different options to choose from.

Thank 33lisa2016
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Reasons that one might enjoy the Boone "Scenic" Railroad: 1)You have never been on a train, of any kind. 2) You really, really love slow moving rides. 3) You really, really love the view of trees on said slow ride. 4) You are over 70...More

Thank Guitarjess
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Several family members made this trip over the Labor Day weekend. First of all, the trip includes stunning scenery crossing the Boone River High Bridge - just outstanding. Secondly, the train itself is very nice, with 1950's restored dining cars. The dinner was very good...More

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a chance to ride an old train, then this is a good one to do. It's only 90 minutes long. Several different options on how to travel, inside or out. We found out while on the ride there were beverages...More

Thank EnjoyLifeAlways
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Every time we have company, they want to ride the train so I've been several times. I would definitely recommend riding in the Climate Controlled Coach car. This ride works well for small children as well because it is only about 90 minutes so they...More

Thank Mary Lou M
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Cathy B
17 September 2017|
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Response from Guitarjess | Reviewed this property |
Check their website for dates/times. Cost starts at $22 per person & goes up for fancier options.