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“Great Afternoon trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad
225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036
515-432-4249
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Boone
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Afternoon trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

For a relaxing afternoon there is no place better. The train ride is fun and also great photo opportunities are abundant. There is a gift shop area in the depo. Great for kids and adults alike.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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120 reviews 120 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
“Pretty pathetic.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We did a Christmas-themed ride and it was so sad. Our kids were 2 & 4 and they kept looking at us like, "Huh?"

The song leader didn't have music, just sang horribly off-key and loudly into a microphone and asked for suggestions. Kids called out "Frosty!" and she literally said, "I don't know those words!" and started "Jingle Bells" for the 13th time.

The destination was the North Pole. It had two inflatable decorations like some people might put in their front yard.

We tried to enjoy it but the ride home talking about the experience was more fun.

Visited December 2011
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Boone, Iowa, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Back in the day...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Chances are your great grand parents rode trains and though no more about it than you do jumping in your car, so why not hop in that car with your famiy and show your children part of their heritage.

Visited July 2012
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Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Ok”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Things could be run better. It's a train ride. If you love old trains - maybe it would be more fun.

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West Covina, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We've taken both the afternoon excursion ride, and the evening dinner train several times. Both are wonderful experiences. Dinner train is an experience not to be missed. The food and service are extraordinary, and the scenery beautiful. This is one of the highlights of our annual trips to Iowa.

Visited June 2012
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